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.
Bill Summaries: H218 PROHIBIT HUNTING FROM ROW/BUNCOMBE COUNTY.
Summary date: Apr 26 2017 - View Summary
Summary date: Apr 24 2017 - View Summary
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 - View Summary
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.