Bill No.: HB0023 Drafter: LGC

 

LSO No.: 09LSO-0102 Effective Date: 7/1/2009

 

Enrolled Act No.: HEA0005

 

Chapter No.: 24

 

Prime Sponsor: Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Interim Committee

 

Catch Title: Game and fish-penalties.

 

Subject: Penalties for procuring a hunting license or hunting after license suspension.

 

 

Summary/Major Elements:

 

         The act increases the penalty for procuring or possessing a hunting license or taking any wildlife prohibited by a court when the person has had a hunting or fishing license suspended or forfeited.

 

         The penalty under those provisions is changed from a low misdemeanor (a fine up to $1,000 and imprisonment up to six months) to a high misdemeanor (a fine up to $10,000.00 and imprisonment up to one year).