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HB 348 (BR 1218) - J. Short, D. Keene, L. Clark, H. Collins, L. Combs, R. Damron, T. Edmonds, K. Hall, R. Meeks, J. Stacy, F. Steele, G. Stumbo

     AN ACT relating to elk hunting permits.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 150 to require the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to hold a postseason elk quota hunt for each year that a regular elk quota hunt is held; define terms; require the department to hold a postseason modern firearms elk quota hunt for anterless elk and spikes following the regular elk quota hunt; require hunters for the postseason quota hunt to be drawn from the pool of applicants who were not drawn for the regular quota hunt and who live in the elk restoration zone; require the department to draw a number of participants in the postseason quota hunt equal to the number of unused permits from the previous regular quota hunt or to draw 25 participants, whichever is greater; require postseason elk quota hunt participants to comply with regular quota hunt rules, except that they may only hunt in public and private hunting areas in the Knott County elk managment unit or the Stoney Fork elk management unit.


     HCS - Retain original provisions of bill, except change the allocation of postseason elk quota hunt permits by requiring that 10% of the hunters drawn be holders of senior/disabled combination hunting and fishing licenses; that 90% of the hunters drawn be residents of the elk restoration zone; add the requirement that the department issue no fewer than 750 elk permits per year for each regular elk quota hunt.

     Feb 7-introduced in House
     Feb 8-to Tourism Development & Energy (H)
     Feb 15-posted in committee
     Feb 17-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 18-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 22-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 23, 2011
     Feb 23-3rd reading, passed 98-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 24-received in Senate
     Feb 28-to Agriculture (S)

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