Bill Summary for H 559 (2017-2018)

Summary date: 

Apr 24 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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House committee substitute makes the following change to the 1st edition:

Amends GS 103-2 to prohibit hunting of wild animals, upland game birds, and migratory birds on Sundays within 500 yards of a place of worship, or any accessory structure, or a residence not owned by the landowner (1st edition limits this restriction to the period between 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Sundays). Prohibits the hunting of migratory birds on Sunday, except as authorized by Wildlife Resources Commission rule or proclamation. Prohibits the Wildlife Resources Commission from authorizing hunting on Sundays prior to March 1, 2018.

Deletes the provision directing the Wildlife Resources Commission to adopt permanent rules.

Directs the Wildlife Resources Commission to study the impact of hunting migratory birds on Sunday, and to submit its findings to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the chairs of the House Committee on Wildlife Resources by March 1, 2018.

Makes the act effective when it becomes law.

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