PROHIBIT HUNTING FROM ROW/BUNCOMBE COUNTY.

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 218 (Local) Filed Tuesday, February 28, 2017
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT HUNTING FROM THE RIGHT-OF-WAYS OF PUBLIC ROADS IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY.
Intro. by B. Turner, Ager, Fisher.

Status: Re-ref to Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources. If fav, re-ref to State and Local Government. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (May 23 2017)
H 218

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 26 2017 - More information

    House amendment #1 makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Modifies and adds to Section 1. Prohibits discharging a firearm, bow and arrow, crossbow, or any other deadly weapon to hunt or kill any wild animal or wild bird on, from, or across the right-of-way of any State-maintained road or highway without written permission from the adjoining landowners or lessees of the land abutting the road across which the weapon is being discharged (previously, did not provide for an exception with written permission from abutting landowners or lessees). Adds a provision providing that the prohibition does not apply to persons who have a permit issued by the Wildlife Resources Commission to persons who have a handicap that limits physical mobility if the road or highway right-of-way in question is part of game land managed by the Commission. 


  • Summary date: Apr 24 2017 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following change to the 1st edition.

    Deletes the word "take" from the prohibition against hunting or killing wild animals or wild birds from the right-of-way of state-maintained roads in Buncombe County.


  • Summary date: Feb 28 2017 - More information

    Makes it a Class 3 misdemeanor, in Buncombe County, to hunt with or discharge a firearm, bow and arrow, crossbow, or other deadly weapon any wild animal or wild bird on, from, or across the right-of-way of any State-maintained road or highway. Specifies that the act is enforceable by law enforcement officers of the Wildlife Resources Commission, by sheriffs and deputy sheriffs, and by other peace officers with general subject matter jurisdiction. Applies to acts committed on or after October 1, 2017.


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