Tracking the Capitols – Week of June 1

congsprtfoundTracking the Capitols is a source of legislation currently being tracked by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation state policy team to keep you informed of the most pertinent and timely state legislation affecting hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping and other conservation issues. Inclusion in Tracking the Capitols does not necessarily constitute support or opposition to legislation by CSF and/or the CSF States Program. The bills noted in this email represent only a fraction of the legislation that CSF’s States Program is monitoring on a day-to-day basis.

Please visit our website for day-to-day updates by CSF’s State Program Team on important sportsmen’s legislation. To view past bills, please visit the Tracking the Capitols Archive under the Media Room tab on the CSF website.

 

Note: Bill sponsors who are members of the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses are noted in bold.
NORTHEASTERN STATES

 

Connecticut H 6034

Introduced: 01/21/2015

Sponsor: Joint Committee on Environment

Issue Brief: Sunday Hunting

Summary: Authorizes bow and arrow hunting on certain private property on Sundays; establishes that Sunday shall be a closed season except for hunting deer with bow and arrow on private property and for the purpose of trapping under these provisions; establishes that any person shall conduct such hunting only in deer management zones determined by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; requires any person to have the written permission of the private property owner where such hunting is conducted.

Status: Eligible for Governor’s Desk on June 3

 

Connecticut H 6047

Introduced: 01/22/2015

Sponsor: Representative William Tong

Issue Brief: Fish Hatcheries

Summary: Provides funding for state fish hatcheries; creates a task force; relates to the Recreational Fisheries Trust to promote and enhance the funding of the state’s fish hatcheries and the state’s recreational fisheries programs; establishes that the trust shall receive and hold all payments and deposits or contributions intended for the trust, including gifts, donations, bequests, endowments or federal, state or local grants and any other funds from any public or private source and all earnings until disbursed.

Status: Senate Calendar No. 639 on May 31

 

Delaware H 153

Introduced: 05/28/2015

Sponsor: Representative Debra Heffernan

Issue Brief: American System of Conservation Funding

Summary: Allows for the use of certain hunting, trapping, and fishing license and vessel registration information by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control or selected contractors signing a contractor confidentiality agreement for the purposes of retention or recruitment of hunters, trappers, anglers, or boaters and sustaining and increasing associated license and registration sales.

Status: From House Committee on Natural Resources: Reported without recommendation on June 3

 

District of Columbia B 221

Introduced: 06/22/2015

Sponsor: Chairman Phil Mendelson

Issue Brief: Guns

Summary: (Emergency Act) To amend, on an emergency basis, due to congressional review, the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975 to permit a person to register a firearm for self-defense in their place of business, to provide a Freedom of Information Act exception for pistol registration information, to specify application requirements for applying for a license to carry a concealed pistol, to specify the duration of such licenses and requirements for renewal of licenses, to establish duties of licensees, to prov…

Status: To Mayor on June 2

Maine H 100

Introduced: 01/21/2015

Sponsor: Representative Gary Hilliard, Member, Maine Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus  

Issue Brief: Recruitment

Summary: This bill allows an adult holder of an antler-less deer permit to transfer that permit to a holder of a junior hunting license if the holder of the junior hunting license takes an antler-less deer while in the presence or under the supervision of the antler-less deer permit holder. Once the permit is transferred, the adult antler-less deer permit holder loses the right to take an antler-less deer under that permit.

Status: In House. Passed to be engrossed on June 3

 

Maine H 114

Introduced: 01/23/2015

Sponsor: Representative Gary Hilliard, Member, Maine Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus  

Issue Brief: Apprentice License

Summary: Lowers the eligibility age for a junior hunting license from 10 years of age to 8 years of age.

Status: Signed by Governor (Public Law No. 134) on June 2

 

Maine H 479

Introduced: 03/04/2015

Sponsor: Representative Karleton Ward, Member, Maine Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus  

Issue Brief: Right to Hunt and Fish

Summary: (Resolution) Proposes to amend the Constitution of Maine to provide that the citizens of Maine have the personal right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife, subject to laws and rules that promote wildlife conservation and preserve the future of hunting and fishing, and to provide that public hunting, fishing and harvesting wildlife are a preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife.

Status: Work Session held on May 28

 

Maine H 606

Introduced: 03/11/2015

Sponsor: Representative Denise Harlow

Issue Brief: Animal Traps; Hunting Dogs; Bear Hunting

Summary: Prohibits hunting bear using dogs and trapping bear.

Status: In Senate. Placed in Legislative File (DEAD) on May 29

 

Maine S 279

Introduced: 03/06/2015

Sponsor: Representative Thomas Saviello, Co-Chair, Maine Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus  

Issue Brief: General

Summary: Eliminates wild turkey permit requirements; makes the holder of a small game license also eligible to hold a wild turkey permit; directs the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to establish a November wild turkey hunting season that is in addition to the current fall wild turkey hunting season in October.

Status: Public Law (No. 127) on May 29

 

Maine S 298

Introduced: 03/09/2015

Sponsor: Representative David Burns

Issue Brief: Deer Management

Summary: Requires the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to adopt an antler point restriction system to increase the population of older antlered deer in the State; directs the Commissioner to adopt rules to implement and enforce the system.

Status: Eligible for Governor’s desk on June 1

 

Maine S 313

Introduced: 03/11/2015

Sponsor: Representative Paul Davis, Member, Maine Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus  

Issue Brief: Guns

Summary: Current law authorizes the Chief of the State Police to grant reciprocity to a permit to carry a concealed handgun issued from another state if the other state has substantially equivalent or stricter requirements for the issuance of a permit and the other state observes the same rules of reciprocity regarding a person issued a permit under Maine law. This bill removes the authority of the Chief of the State Police to enter into reciprocity agreements and eliminates the required equivalency provision …

Status: House accepts Committee Report on June 1

 

New Hampshire H 500

Introduced: 01/08/2015

Sponsor: Representative John Burt, Member, New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus  

Issue Brief: General; Sound Suppressors

Summary: Repeals provisions which prohibit the use of silencing devices for taking wildlife and impose penalties therefor.

Status: Retained Bill – Full Committee Work Session scheduled for June 30
New Hampshire H 518

Introduced: 01/08/2015

Sponsor: Representative David Kidder, Member, New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus  

Issue Brief: General License

Summary: Requires that certain fees for licenses issued by the fish and game department be determined by rules adopted by the executive director under RSA 541-A and approved by the fish and game commission; 15-0746 10/04.

Status: Retained Bill – Full Committee Work Session scheduled for June 30

 

New Jersey S 1683

Introduced: 03/17/2015

Sponsor: Senator Steve Oroho, Co-Chair, New Jersey Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus  

Issue Brief: Sunday Hunting

Summary: Authorizes Sunday bow hunting on federal military installations and the William J. Hughes Technical Center; requires approval.

Status: Received in the Assembly without reference on June 1

 

New Jersey S 2567

Introduced: 12/01/2014

Sponsor: Senator Stephen Sweeney, Member, New Jersey Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus  

Issue Brief: General License

Summary: Creates the Fishing Buddy License; concerns all around sportsman and fishing licenses; provides for the licensure of applicants for a combined license at a specified fee for the two persons for both licenses.

Status: Received in the Assembly without reference on June 1

 

New York A 1988

Introduced: 01/13/2015

Sponsor: Representative Clifford Crouch, Co-Chair, New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus  

Issue Brief: General

Summary: Eliminates the expiration of and makes permanent, provisions of law authorizing an individual to fish with up to 3 lines in freshwater.

Status: Enacting clause stricken on June 1

 

New York A 3855

Introduced: 01/26/2015

Sponsor: Representative Deborah Glick    

Issue Brief: General; Anti

Summary: Amends the Environmental Conservation Law; provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to organize, conduct, promote or participate in any contest or competition where the objective of such contest or competition is to take the greatest number of wildlife.

Status: To Assembly Committee on Codes on June 1

 

New York A 5629

Introduced: 03/02/2015

Sponsor: Representative Anthony Brindisi, Member, New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus  

Issue Brief: Ammunition

Summary: Repeals provisions of law relating to certain requirements for the sellers of ammunition.

Status: Amended in Assembly Committee on Codes on May 28

 

New York A 6108

Introduced: 03/16/2015

Sponsor: Representative Addie Russell, Member, New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus  

Issue Brief: Angling Access; General

Summary: Extends effectiveness of provisions authorizing angling by a single individual with up to three lines in freshwater.

Status: To Senate Committee on Environmental Conservation on May 28

 

New York A 7467

Introduced: 05/12/2015

Sponsor: Representative Aileen Gunther, Co-Chair, New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus  

Issue Brief: General License

Summary: Directs the commissioner of environmental conservation to create gift cards for hunting and fishing licenses.

Status: To Assembly Committee on Ways and Means on June 1

 

New York A 7749

Introduced: 05/26/2015

Sponsor: Representative Amy Paulin    

Issue Brief: General License; Guns

Summary: Amends the Environmental Conservation Law; requires certain warnings concerning gun storage be provided upon the issuance of a hunting license or muzzle-loading privileges.

Status: Amended in Assembly Committee on Rules on June 2

 

New York S 2613

Introduced: 01/26/2015

Sponsor: Senator James Seward, Member, New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus  

Issue Brief: Ammunition

Summary: Repeals provisions of law relating to certain requirements for the sellers of ammunition.

Status: Amended in Assembly Committee on Codes on May 28

 

New York S 3072

Introduced: 02/02/2015

Sponsor: Senator Catharine Young

Issue Brief: High Fence

Summary: Provides for the licensing, regulation and protection of hunting ranch facilities.

Status: From Senate Committee on Environmental Conservation on May 28

 

New York S 3199

Introduced: 02/03/2015

Sponsor: Senator Tony Avella

Issue Brief: Knife Definition

Summary: Amends the Penal Law; includes machetes within the definition of a deadly weapon.

Status: From Senate Committee on Rules on June 1

 

New York S 3374

Introduced: 02/06/2015

Sponsor: Senator Patrick Gallivan, Member, New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus  

Issue Brief: Full Capacity Magazines

Summary: Amends the Penal Law; exempts certain large capacity ammunition feeding devices from certain requirements of the penal law.

Status: Amended in Senate Committee on Codes on May 29

 

New York S 4038

Introduced: 02/26/2015

Sponsor: Senator James Seward, Member, New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus  

Issue Brief: Animal Traps

Summary: Amends the Environmental Conservation Law; exempts traps set in water from the requirement that they be visited once every 24 hours; such traps shall be visited once every 48 hours or a Shorter interval as determined by the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Status: To Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation on June 2

 

New York S 4123

Introduced: 03/02/2015

Sponsor: Senator Patrick Gallivan, Member, New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus  

Issue Brief: Game Meat Donations

Summary: Amends the Tax Law; relates to establishing the venison donation tax credit.

Status: To Senate Finance Committee on Finance on May 27

 

New York S 4176

Introduced: 03/05/2015

Sponsor: Senator Thomas O’Mara, Member, New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus  

Issue Brief: Senior Licenses

Summary: Amends the Environmental Conservation Law; relates to the cost of various hunting, fishing and trapping licenses.

Status: To Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation on May 28

 

Pennsylvania H 1257

Introduced: 05/28/2015

Sponsor: Senator Kurt Masser, Member, Pennsylvania Legislatives Sportsmen’s Caucus

Issue Brief: Public Access to Private Lands

Summary: Amends the act of February 2, 1966 (1965 P.L.1860, No.586), entitled “An act encouraging landowners to make land and water areas available to the public for recreational purposes by limiting liability in connection therewith, and repealing certain acts;” provides for definitions, for applicability and for liability.

Status: To House Committee on Tourism and Recreational Development on June 28

 

 

SOUTHEASTERN STATES

Alabama H 409

Introduced: 04/02/2015

Sponsor: Representative David Sessions     

Issue Brief: General; General License

Summary: Authorizes certain permits to be transferred in the case of physical hardship and the requirements for proof of income requirements under Alabama income tax law in subsequent years would be deleted; authorizes a person who failed to meet the income requirements beginning October 1, 2014, to renew a net or seine permit and would delete certain income verification provisions.

Status:  Indefinitely postponed on June 3

 

Alabama S 116

Introduced: 03/03/2015

Sponsor: Senator Arthur Orr      

Issue Brief: Enforcement

Summary: Revises penalties for hunting on land without permission; increases fines; provides for restitution; provides for forfeiture of hunting gear and firearms.

Status:  Indefinitely postponed on June 3

 

Alabama S 123

Introduced: 03/03/2015

Sponsor: Senator Tom Whatley

Issue Brief: General

Summary: Authorizes permits for specified feeders under certain conditions; provides for permits, fees, and penalties.

Status:  Indefinitely postponed on June 3

 

Alabama S 316

Introduced: 03/31/2015

Sponsor: Senator Tom Whatley

Issue Brief: General; General License

Summary: Raises the fee for the waterfowl stamp to ten dollars; authorizes periodic adjustment of the stamp fee by the department based on the Consumer Price Index in the same manner as other hunting and fishing licenses.

Status:  Indefinitely postponed on June 3

 

Alabama S 468

Introduced: 05/12/2015

Sponsor: Senator Jabbo Waggoner

Issue Brief: Dog Tethering

Summary: Establishes prohibitions, restrictions, and limitations regarding the chaining, tethering, and confinement of dogs; provides a definition of adequate outdoor shelter for dogs; establishes penalties for violations.

Status:  Indefinitely postponed on June 3

 

Florida H 15

Introduced: 06/01/2015

Sponsor: Representative Jim Boyd, Member, Florida Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus    

Issue Brief: Budget Bills

Summary: Relates to implementation of water and land conservation constitutional amendment; terminates obsolete trust funds & provides for disposition of balances; revises distributions of documentary stamp tax revenues into certain trust funds; revises distributions of revenues upon sale of certain lands; reenacts the Land Acquisition Trust Fund; deletes obsolete provisions relating to use of bond & trust fund proceeds; conforms provisions.

Status:  In House. Placed on Special Order Calendar on June 4

 

Florida S 2516

Introduced: 06/01/2015

Sponsor: Senator Tom Lee

Issue Brief: Budget Bills

Summary: Relates to implementation of the water and land conservation constitutional amendment; terminates certain trust funds within the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; provides for the disposition of balances in the trust funds; requires the Department of Environmental Protection to pay all outstanding debts or obligations of the terminated trust funds.

Status: In House. Placed on Special Order Calendar on June 4

 

North Carolina H 640

Introduced: 04/14/2015

Sponsor: Representative Jimmy Dixon, Member, North Carolina Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus 

Issue Brief: Budget Bills; Marine Protected Areas

Summary: Amends various Wildlife Resources Commission laws; establishes the Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council; provides membership and duties for the Council; modifies the three strikes rule for hunting on posted property and review suspension of hunting privileges for negligence; relates to method of taking on Sunday; exempts landowners from civil liability for giving permission to retrieve hunting dogs; relates to firearm regulations.

Status: To Conference Committee on June 2

 

North Carolina S 112

Introduced: 02/25/2015

Sponsor: Senator Bill Cook

Issue Brief: General

Summary: Urges all coastal community colleges to offer courses on commercial fishing and aquaculture.

Status: Ratified for presentation on June 3

 

South Carolina S 463

Introduced: 02/18/2015

Sponsor: Senator Larry Martin   

Issue Brief: General

Summary: Directs the Department of Natural resources to conduct a review of wildlife tagging, validation, and methods of checking harvested game utilized in other States and to report its findings and recommendations.
Status: To Governor on May 28
South Carolina S 592

Introduced: 03/25/2015

Sponsor: Representative Chip Campsen, Co-Chair, South Carolina Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus 

Issue Brief: Invasive Species

Summary: Relates to implementation of the water and land conservation constitutional amendment; terminates certain trust funds within the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; provides for the disposition of balances in the trust funds; requires the Department of Environmental Protection to pay all outstanding debts or obligations of the terminated trust funds.

Status: To Governor on June 2

UPPER MIDWESTERN STATES

Wisconsin A 44

Introduced: 02/17/2015

Sponsor: Representative Andre Jacque, Member, Wisconsin Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus 

Issue Brief: Seniors; Veterans

Summary: Relates to transfer of certain fish and game approvals to persons with disabilities and the transfer of Class A bear licenses to persons awarded the Purple Heart or serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Status: Public Hearing held on May 27
Wisconsin A 107

Introduced: 03/20/2015

Sponsor: Representative Joel Kleefisch, Co-Chair, Wisconsin Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus 

Issue Brief: Game Meat Donations

Summary: Authorizes reimbursement to counties for the costs incurred in processing and donating certain wild turkeys.
Status: Available for Scheduling on June 2
Wisconsin A 142

Introduced: 03/27/2015

Sponsor: Representative Kathleen Bernier, Member, Wisconsin Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus 

Issue Brief: Knife Definitions

Summary: Relates to going armed with a switchblade.
Status: In Assembly. Assembly Amendment No. 1 to Assembly Substitute Amendment No. 1 offered on June 1

 

Wisconsin A 243

Introduced: 05/27/2015

Sponsor: Representative Kathleen Bernier, Member, Wisconsin Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus 

Issue Brief: General License; Enforcement

Summary: Relates to restrictions on hunting antlerless deer by members of a group hunting party.
Status: To Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage on May 27

 

Wisconsin S 79

Introduced: 03/23/2015

Sponsor: Senator Terry Moulton, Co-Chair, Wisconsin Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus 

Issue Brief: Game Meat Donations

Summary: Authorizes reimbursement to counties for the costs incurred in processing and donating certain wild turkeys.
Status: Available for Scheduling on June 2

 

LOWER MIDWESTERN STATES

Illinois H 352

Introduced: 01/28/2015

Sponsor: Representative Pat Verschoore, Member, Illinois Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus 

Issue Brief: General

Summary: Amends the Wildlife Code; removes the prohibition on taking bobcats in the State; provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to trap or to hunt bobcats with gun, dog, dog and gun, or bow and arrow, except during the open season; provides that the season limit for bobcat shall not exceed one bobcat per permit; provides that the pelts of bobcats shall be tagged; requires Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Permits; provides such harvest be non-detrimental as defined by federal regulations.

Status: To Governor on June 2

 

Illinois H 3674

Introduced: 02/26/2015

Sponsor: Representative Mike Smiddy, Member, Illinois Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus 

Issue Brief: Crossbows

Summary: Amends the Wildlife Code; provides that an individual with a youth hunting license may use a crossbow during the first half of the regular deer archery season, provided that the individual remains under the direct supervision of an adult who possesses a valid permit; provides that youths authorized to take deer with a crossbow shall first obtain a specified Deer Hunting Permit.
Status: Passed both Houses on May 31

 

Kansas H 2061

Introduced: 01/20/2015

Sponsor: House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

Issue Brief: Conservation Funding

Summary: Concerns agriculture; relates to amending the powers and duties of the State Department of Agriculture Division of Conservation and the State Conservation Commission regarding the federal Clean Water Act that include conservation easement, contracting with engineering consultants and contractors for natural resource restoration, establishes fees for acquisition and the administration of such easements; prohibits General Fund moneys being used for such easements; protects natural resources.
Status: Chapter No. 2015-58 on June 1

 

Louisiana H 303

Introduced: 04/13/2015

Sponsor: Representative Jerry Gisclair, Member, Louisiana Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus 

Issue Brief: General

Summary: Provides relative to the method of determination of a stock assessment for black drum, sheepshead, and flounder.
Status: Order Enrolled on June 2

 

Louisiana H 352

Introduced: 04/13/2015

Sponsor: Representative Walt Leger, Member, Louisiana Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus 

Issue Brief: General

Summary: Provides for approval by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority for an reclamation or purchase of land for integrated coastal protection projects; provides relative to the administrative responsibility for reclamation of lands lost through erosion, compaction, subsidence, and sea level rise; and to provide for related matters.
Status: To Governor on May 28

 

Texas H 905

Introduced: 01/23/2015

Sponsor: Representative John Frullo, Member, Texas Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus 

Issue Brief: Knife Preemption

Summary: Relates to the regulation of knives by municipality or county.
Status: To Governor on May 29

 

Texas H 1978

Introduced: 03/13/2015

Sponsor: Representative Ed Lucio, Member, Texas Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus 

Issue Brief: Game Meat Donations

Summary: Relates to a voluntary contribution to help feed hungry Texans when a person applies for a hunting license.
Status: To Governor on May 30

 

PACIFIC-NORTHWESTERN STATES

 

Idaho Executive Order 2015-04

Introduced: 05/27/2015

Sponsor: Office of the Governor

Issue Brief: General

Summary: Adopts Idaho’s state-specific conservation plan that would conserve the species and habitat of the Sage-Grouse.

Status: Issued by Governor on May 27

 

Oregon H 2182

Introduced: 02/02/2015

Sponsor: House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

Issue Brief: General

Summary: Requires State Department of Fish and Wildlife to study developing predator management plan for State of Oregon and to report to interim committees of Legislative Assembly on or before September 15, 2016; sunsets January 2, 2017.

Status: Passed Senate on June 2

 

Oregon S 779

Introduced: 02/26/2015

Sponsor: Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

Issue Brief: General License; Seniors; Veterans

Summary: Requires State Department of Fish and Wildlife to study expanding application of laws that consider members of uniformed services residents for licensing purposes and present report to interim committees of Legislative Assembly related to environment and natural resources on or before September 15, 2016; sunsets January 2, 2016.

Status: From House Committee on Veterans and Emergency Preparedness on May 27

 

Oregon S 913

Introduced: 03/04/2015

Sponsor: Senate Judiciary Committee

Issue Brief: Ivory

Summary: Creates offense of trafficking in animal parts; provides that knowing purchase, sale, offering for sale, possession with intent to sell or importation for purchase or sale in this state of ivory, rhinoceros horn, ivory products or rhinoceros horn products is offense; creates exceptions; makes first offense punishable by a maximum number of days’ imprisonment and by maximum fine or twice fair market value of ivory, rhinoceros horn, ivory product or rhinoceros horn product, whichever is greater.

Status: Work Session scheduled on June 4

 

WESTERN STATES

 

 

California A 665

Introduced: 02/24/2015

Sponsor: Assembly Member Jim Frazier, Co-Chair, California Outdoor Sporting Caucus

Issue Brief: General

Summary: Provides that the State fully occupies the field of the taking and possession of fish and game. Provides that unless otherwise authorized by the Fish and Game Code, other state law or federal law, the Fish and Game Commission and the Department of Fish and Wildlife are the only entities that may adopt or promulgate regulations. Requires the Commission to consider certain factors when adopting regulations relating to the taking of fish, amphibians and reptiles and to consider public health and safety.

Status: In Senate. Re-referred to Committee on Natural Resources and Water on June 2

 

California S 345

Introduced: 02/24/2015

Sponsor: Senator Tom Berryhill, Member, California Outdoor Sporting Caucus

Issue Brief: Angling Access; General License; Recruitment

Summary: Authorizes a charitable organization or nonprofit organization to possess fish taken under a sport fishing license in excess of a possession limit when such organizations were given the fish as donations an can provide documentation to that effect and the entities retain any tag required to be fixed to a fish in a prescribed manner. Authorizes the donor to possess fish under a license in excess of limits if the donor complies with the same requirements. Relates to junior licenses and one-day licenses.

Status: Passed Senate. To Assembly on June 4

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