Senate committee substitute replaces the content of the 1st edition with the following.
Disapproves of the amendment to 15A NCAC 10B .0201 (Prohibited Taking and Manner of Take), defined as the "Cervid Excretion Rule," adopted by the Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) on February 25, 2020. Directs the WRC to implement the Cervid Excretion Rule by prohibiting the possession or use of any substance or material that contains or is labeled as containing any excretion collected from a cervid, as specified, for the purpose of taking or attempting to take, attracting, or scouting wildlife. Excludes labeled synthetics; natural substances collected by a hunter from a legal harvest; labeled natural substances collected by an NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) licensed facility; labeled natural deer urine products containing excretions from NC DACS licensed facilities; and labeled natural deer urine products containing excretions from facilities determined to be free of chronic wasting disease (CWD), compliant with federal CWD protocols and a federally approved CWD herd certification program who participates in additional WRC herd management requirements. Requires the WRC to adopt a permanent rule to implement the Cervid Excretion Rule as described. Applies to any cervid excretions used for hunting on or after July 1, 2021.
Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.
Bill S 66 (2021-2022)Summary date: Feb 17 2021 - View summary
Bill S 66 (2021-2022)Summary date: Feb 8 2021 - View summary
Enacts new GS 113-291.14 making it illegal to use any cervid (a member of the deer family) excretion for the purposes of taking or attempting to take, attracting, or scouting wildlife unless the excretion meets all of the following: (1) the excretion has been determined to be free of chronic wasting disease (CWD) prions based on testing by an independent laboratory using the specified testing method; (2) the excretion is entirely collected from facilities participating in a deer protection program that includes all the five specified protocols related to CWD; and (3) the packaging for the excretion includes language indicating that the product has been tested using the specified method and the excretion is sourced from a facility complying with a deer protection program. Applies to acts that occur on or after October 1, 2021.