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Overview
At the request of: (at the request of House Interim Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources for Representative Ken Helm)
Chief Sponsors:
Regular Sponsors: Introduced and printed pursuant to House Rule 12.00. Presession filed
Bill Title: Relating to violations of the wildlife laws.
Catchline/Summary: Provides that, for offense under wildlife laws involving unlawful taking or killing of wildlife for which State Fish and Wildlife Commission may recover damages, court may order that part of fine be paid over to commission.
Provides that for misdemeanor under wildlife laws that involves taking or killing of wildlife, in addition to any term of incarceration imposed, court may impose applicable fine for misdemeanor or impose compensatory fine payable to State Fish and Wildlife Commission. Reduces amount recoverable as damages for offense by amount of compensatory fine imposed for offense. Makes failure to pay fine grounds for denying license, tag or permit.] Allows higher maximum fine for offense if damages recoverable for unlawful killing or taking exceed statutory maximum fine for offense. Reduces amount of damages recoverable for unlawful taking or killing by fine amount paid over to commission. Makes failure to pay ordered amount to commission grounds for denying license, tag or permit.
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Fiscal Impact: Has Minimal Fiscal Impact
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements
Current Location: House Desk - Third Reading
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