Bill Summary for H 559 (2017-2018)

Summary date: 

Jun 20 2017
S.L. 2017-182

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 559 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 4, 2017
AN ACT TO EXPAND THE USE OF FIREARMS FOR HUNTING OF WILD ANIMALS AND UPLAND GAME BIRDS ON SUNDAY AND TO ALLOW HUNTING OF MIGRATORY BIRDS ON SUNDAY.
Intro. by Millis, J. Bell.

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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 4th edition.

Further modifies the proposed changes to GS 103-2 (Method of take when hunting on Sunday). Deletes the proposed elimination of subdivision (a)(1), maintaining the existing limitation prohibiting hunting on Sunday between 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM, except in controlled hunting preserves licensed pursuant to GS 113-273(g), that applies to any landowner or member of the landowner's family, or any person with written permission from the landowner hunting on Sunday on the landowner's property. Adds to the limitations concerning hunting wild animals and upland game birds with firearms on Sunday on public lands of the State managed for hunting that are set out in proposed subsection (a1), to prohibit hunting on Sunday between 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Further, adds to the limitations concerning hunting of migratory birds on Sunday when authorized by proclamation or rules of the Wildlife Resource Commission set out in proposed subsection (a2), to prohibit hunting on Sunday between 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM, except on controlled hunting preserves licensed pursuant to GS 113-273(g). Makes organizational changes to proposed subsection (a2).

Deletes the proposed changes to Section 5(c) of SL 2015-144, which delayed the effective date of Section 5(b) of SL 2015-144 (which amends GS 153A-129, authorizing counties to prohibit hunting on Sunday as allowed in GS 103-2).

Makes conforming organizational changes.

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