Bill Status of SB0106 99th General Assembly
Short Description: WILDLIFE-BOBCAT HUNTING
Sen. Wm. Sam McCann, Gary Forby and John M. Sullivan
| 1/10/2017||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
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 which will be set annually by the Director of Natural Resources between 12:01 a.m., November 1 to 12:00 midnight, February 15, both inclusive. Provides that the season limit for bobcat shall not exceed one bobcat per permit. Provides that the pelts of bobcats shall be tagged in accordance with federal regulations and the Department of Natural Resources may require harvest registration and set forth procedures, fees for registration, and the process of tagging pelts in administrative rules. Provides that bobcats may be taken during the open season by use of a small light which is worn on the body or hand-held by a person on foot and not in any vehicle.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Amends bill by inserting a Section concerning Bobcat hunting and trapping permits and fees. Provides that before any person may lawfully hunt or trap a bobcat, he or she shall first obtain a "Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Permit". Provides the fee for a Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Permit shall not exceed $5. Allows the Department of Natural Resources to limit the number of Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Permits that are made available each season.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 1/28/2015||Senate||Filed with Secretary by Sen. Wm. Sam McCann|| 1/28/2015||Senate||First Reading|| 1/28/2015||Senate||Referred to Assignments|| 2/11/2015||Senate||Assigned to Agriculture|| 2/20/2015||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Wm. Sam McCann|| 2/20/2015||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments|| 3/3/2015||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Agriculture|| 3/18/2015||Senate||Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Gary Forby|| 3/19/2015||Senate||Postponed - Agriculture|| 3/19/2015||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Agriculture|| 3/26/2015||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted|| 3/26/2015||Senate||Do Pass as Amended Agriculture; 007-002-000|| 3/26/2015||Senate||Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 14, 2015|| 4/15/2015||Senate||Second Reading|| 4/15/2015||Senate||Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 16, 2015|| 4/22/2015||Senate||Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. John M. Sullivan|| 4/24/2015||Senate||Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 15, 2015|| 10/8/2015||Senate||Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As October 20, 2015|| 10/10/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments|| 1/10/2017||Senate||Session Sine Die|