LD 801 (subjects: GAME , BEAR )
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|3/10/2015||House||Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|3/11/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator Davis of Piscataquis, REFERRED to the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, in concurrence.|
|6/9/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)|
An Act To Ensure Safe and Humane Bear Hunting Practices
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA 11228, sub- 1, as enacted by PL 2011, c. 432, 2, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 12 MRSA 11251, sub- 1, B, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, 2 and affected by c. 614, 9, is repealed.
Sec. 3. 12 MRSA 11302, as amended by PL 2013, c. 280, 7, is repealed.
Sec. 4. 12 MRSA 11302-A is enacted to read:
11302-A. Hunting bear with dogs
Sec. 5. 12 MRSA 11303, sub- 2, as affected by PL 2003, c. 614, 9; repealed and replaced by c. 655, Pt. B, 160; and affected by 422, is amended to read:
The commissioner, or the commissioner’s agent, is exempt from this prohibition for the purpose of live-trapping nuisance bears.
Sec. 6. 12 MRSA 11304, as affected by PL 2003, c. 614, 9; amended by c. 655, Pt. B, 161; and affected by 422, is repealed.
This bill prohibits a person from hunting bear with the use of dogs. The bill also makes a violation of that prohibition a Class D crime and a Class C crime for a 3rd or subsequent offense. It provides an exemption for the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to hunt bear with the use of dogs for public safety or research purposes.
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