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S.88

Introduced by Senator Coppenrath of Caledonia District and Senator MacDonald of Orange District

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Fish and wildlife; hunting licenses; penalties

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to require the commissioner of the department of fish and wildlife to revoke permanently the hunting license of a person convicted of manslaughter by the careless and reckless use of a firearm.

AN ACT RELATING TO LIFETIME REVOCATION OF A HUNTING LICENSE OF A PERSON CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER BY THE CARELESS AND RECKLESS USE OF A FIREARM

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

Sec. 1.  10 V.S.A. § 4502(e) is amended to read:

(e)(1)  The commissioner shall revoke a hunting license issued under this part when the holder thereof has been convicted of a violation of subdivision 1023(a)(2) of Title 13 or has been convicted of manslaughter by the careless and negligent use of firearms, and another license shall not be issued to such person within five years from the date of such revocation or within five years from the date of such conviction if such person had no license.  The court before which such person is convicted shall certify such conviction to the commissioner.  A revocation shall be deemed effective when notice is given, when made in person, or three days after the deposit of such notice in the United States mails, if made in writing.

(2)  The commissioner shall revoke a hunting license issued under this part when the holder thereof has been convicted of manslaughter by the careless and negligent use of firearms, and another license shall not be issued to such person.  The court before which such person is convicted shall certify such conviction to the commissioner.  A revocation shall be deemed effective when notice is given, when made in person, or three days after the deposit of such notice in the United States mails, if made in writing.



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