A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF CAPTIVITY LICENSES AND PERMITS BY THE WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMISSION. Enacted March 6, 2013. Effective March 6, 2013.
Summary date: Mar 7 2013 - View summary
Summary date: Feb 12 2013 - View summary
House amendment #1makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Provides that Article 1 (Civil Remedy for Protection of Animals)of GS Chapter 19A does not apply to a licensed sportsman who captures a wild animal for use or display in an annual, seasonal, or cultural event, providing that the animal is captured from the wild and returned to the wild at or near the place where it was captured. Amends GS 19A-2 to specify that for any action filed under GS Chapter 19A, venue must be in Superior Court in the county where any violation is alleged to have occurred.
Renumbers the bill sections accordingly.
Summary date: Feb 6 2013 - View summary
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 113-272.5(a) (captivity licenses) and GS 113-274(c) (captivity permits) to clarify that licenses and permits may also be issued for the possession of wild animals and wild birds for other purposes.
Summary date: Feb 4 2013 - View summary
Amends GS 113-274(c) to clarify that the Wildlife Resources Commission may issue a captivity permit for the possession of wild animals or wild birds for scientific, educational, or exhibition purposes. Makes conforming changes to GS 113-272.5(a) (concerning captivity licenses).