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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.233

Introduced by Representatives Minter of Waterbury and Dostis of Waterbury (By Request)

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Fish and wildlife; discharge of firearm

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to prohibit the discharge of a firearm or shooting of a bow and arrow within 300 feet of a residential dwelling or farm building.

AN ACT RELATING TO PROHIBITING THE DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM WITHIN 300 FEET OF A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  10 V.S.A. § 4701 is amended to read:

§ 4701.  USE OF GUN, BOW AND ARROW; LEGAL DAY; DOGS; DISCHARGE NEAR DWELLING

(a)  A person shall not take game except with a gun fired at arm’s length or with a bow and arrow, unless otherwise provided.  A person shall not take game between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise unless otherwise provided.  A person may take game and fur-bearing animals during the open season therefor, with the aid of a dog, unless otherwise prohibited.

(b)  A person shall not discharge a firearm, shoot with a bow and arrow, or shoot with a crossbow and bolt within 300 feet of a residential dwelling or a farm building without permission of the owner or, in the owner’s absence, an adult occupant of the property.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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