SB 665
Increases the penalties for poaching
LR Number:
Last Action:
5/12/2006 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection
Journal Page:
SCS SBs 665 & 757
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2006

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SBs 665 & 757 - This act adds to the penalties imposed for illegal deer hunting. Under the act, anyone taking a deer with the intent to sell it in a manner contrary to the rules laid out by the Conservation Commission may pay restitution to the state; calculations for such payment are detailed in the act. Anyone who fails to pay such restitution may be subject to permit revocation, suspension or denial.

Landowners who take deer in a manner contrary to the rules laid out by the commission are exempt from the restitution requirement provided no part of the deer is removed from the resident's property.

The act increases the penalty for any individual who is illegally hunting while trespassing on private property. The penalty for such a violation is a fine of $500 and restitution for any property damage resulting in a lower property value. If the violator does not pay the fines and restitution ordered by the court, the court shall submit the individual's name to the conservation commission whereby their permit to hunt may be suspended or revoked.