AN ACT TO REGULATE UNATTENDED EQUIPMENT USED FOR WATERFOWL HUNTING ON ROANOKE RAPIDS LAKE IN NORTHAMPTON AND HALIFAX COUNTIES. SL 2019-98. Enacted July 9, 2019. Effective October 1, 2019.
Bill Summaries: H80 ROANOKE RAPIDS LAKE/UNATTENED EQUIP. (NEW)
Summary date: Jul 9 2019 - View Summary
Summary date: Jun 26 2019 - View Summary
Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
Provides that it is illegal, during the waterfowl seasons, to leave unattended or unoccupied (was, to place or leave unoccupied) any equipment or vessels that may be used for taking migratory waterfowl. Makes conforming and clarifying changes. Clarifies that the act applies to offenses committed on or after the October 1, 2019, effective date. Make conforming changes to the act's titles.
Summary date: Feb 13 2019 - View Summary
Makes it a Class 2 misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of at least $250, in addition to any other punishment for that offense, to place or leave unoccupied any equipment or vessels that may be used to take migratory waterfowl during waterfowl seasons before 4:00 am each day on Roanoke Rapids Lake in Halifax and Northampton counties. Requires that the equipment and unoccupied vessels be removed by two hours after sunset each day unless they are on a portion of the shoreline or attached to a dock. Allows for enforcement by law enforcement officers of the Wildlife Resources Commission, by sheriffs and deputy sheriffs, and by other peace officers with general subject matter jurisdiction. Effective October 1, 2019.