HUNTER EDUCATION/APPRENTICE PERMIT.

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 234 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 7, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND AND CLARIFY THE HUNTER EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AND TO ESTABLISH A HUNTING HERITAGE APPRENTICE PERMIT.
Intro. by Newton.

Status: Ch. SL 2013-63 (Senate Action) (Jun 4 2013)

SOG comments (1):

Identical bill

Identical to H 296, filed 3/13/13.

Bill History:

S 234/S.L. 2013-63

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 5 2013 - More information

    A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND AND CLARIFY THE HUNTER EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AND TO ESTABLISH A HUNTING HERITAGE APPRENTICE PERMIT. Enacted June 4, 2013. Effective July 1, 2013.


  • Summary date: Apr 9 2013 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Makes technical changes.


  • Summary date: Mar 7 2013 - More information

    Amends GS 113-270.1A (Hunter safety course required), requiring that any person procuring a hunting license in North Carolina must produce a hunter education certificate of competency, a NC hunting heritage apprentice permit from the Wildlife Commission (Commission), or a hunting license issued prior to July 1, 2013, by the Commission.

    Exempts people who qualify for a disabled license, pursuant to GS 113-270.1C(b)(5) or (6), GS 113-270.1D(b)(7) or (8), or GS 113-351(c)(3)(f) or (g), from complying with GS 113-270.1A(a), the section above (previously, only exempted  those that qualified for a totally disabled combination license under GS 113-270.1C(b)(4)), when the same only makes use of the license when accompanied by an adult of at at least 18 years of age who is licensed to hunt and when the licensed adult maintains a proximity close enough to remain within sight and hearing distance without the help of electronic devices (previously, only stated that the disabled hunter must be accompanied by an adult and that the adult must stay close enough to communicate with the disabled hunter).

    Makes technical and conforming changes to GS 113-270.1A(b). Also expands the organizations that the Commission may work with to develop courses.

    Amends GS 113-270.1A(c) to state that, on or after July 1, 2013 (was, on or after July 1, 1991), any person who obtains a hunting license by a fictitious certificate of competency or through other means of fraud will have his or her hunting privileges revoked by the Commission for a period not to exceed one year.

    Amends GS 113-270.1A(d) by adding the Nonresident Lifetime Sportsman License, the Age 65 Resident Lifetime Sportsman License, and the Lifetime Unified Sportsman/Coastal Recreational Fishing Licenses to the list of lifetime licenses that may be purchased by or in the name of people who have not obtained a hunter education certificate of competency, subject to specified conditions. Makes technical and conforming changes to GS 113-270.1A(d).

    Amends GS 113-270.2A, stating that an applicant for a hunting license can make a contribution to the Commission for the purpose of funding a hunter safety education program (was, can make a contribution of 50 cents).

    Amends GS 113-274(c) by enacting new GS 113-274(c)(3c), which provides for the issuance of a Hunting Heritage Apprentice Permit by the Commission. The permit authorizes a person that does not meet the hunter education course requirements to purchase a hunting license and hunt if accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old who is licensed in North Carolina, or if accompanied by an adult landholder or spouse that is exempt from the hunting license requirement pursuant to GS 113-276(c) if hunting on the landholder's land. Defines accompanied as previously described in GS 113-270.1A(a1). Hunting with a permit issued pursuant to this section but not complying with all the requirements violates GS 113-270.1B, hunting without first procuring a current and valid license.

    Amends GS 113-276, making technical and conforming changes.

    Act replaces references to hunter safety with hunter education throughout. Also, elaborates that being accompanied by an adult signifies having a person 18 years of age or older maintain a proximity close enough to remain within sight and hearing distance without the help of electronic devices.

    Effective July 1, 2013.

     


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