AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE STATUTES GOVERNING THE WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMISSION.
House amendments add the following content to the 5th edition.
Amendment #1 amends GS 113-276 to also include eligible members of a rescue squad, or emergency medical services squad for five consecutive fiscal years, among those who are eligible for an adult resident lifetime hunting and fishing license at 50% of the applicable license fee amount. Defines volunteer rescue or emergency medical services squad member as an individual appearing on the certified roster of eligible rescue or emergency medical services squad members submitted to the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Inc., under the specified statute.
Amendment #2 amends GS 113-295 by making it illegal to place bait for the purpose of intentionally interfering with the lawful taking of wildlife. Makes violations punishable as a Class 2 misdemeanor, with second and subsequent convictions as a Class 1 misdemeanor. Effective December 1, 2021, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.