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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.684

Introduced by Representatives Atkins of Winooski and Consejo of Sheldon

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Fish and wildlife; lead sinkers

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to allow the use of lead sinkers for fishing in streams and rivers.

AN ACT RELATING TO THE USE OF LEAD SINKERS

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

Sec. 1.  10 V.S.A. § 4615 is amended to read:

§ 4615.  lead sinkers; sales prohibited

It is unlawful to sell or offer for sale use a lead sinker in all inland lakes or ponds within the state of Vermont.  Lead sinkers may be used on streams and rivers within the state of Vermont.  In this section, “sinker” means any device which weighs one-half ounce or less and is attached to a fishing line for the purpose of sinking the line, and does not include other lead fishing-related items such as weighted fly line, lead-core fishing line, downrigger cannon balls, weighted flies, lures, spoons, or jig heads.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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