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SB 226/LM/CI (BR 1878) - R. Webb

     AN ACT relating to criminal and regulatory matters under the jurisdiction of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources including the management and enforcement thereof.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 150 relating to fish and wildlife to require conservation officers to be certified peace officers; provide full peace officer powers; provide that members of the Fish and Wildlife Commission are subject to KRS Chapter 11A; require that the department hold hearings on proposed administrative regulations affecting persons surrounding department property in the vicinity of the property; permit a person to kill an animal in self-defense or defense of another or during a survival or disaster situation; create a new section of KRS Chapter 150 to create a no-net-loss-for-hunting policy; create a new section of KRS Chapter 150 to penalize hunting game with a firearm which cannot be hunted with a firearm during bow season; amend numerous sections of KRS Chapter 150 creating fish and wildlife offenses to require a culpable mental state of "knowingly" for the violations; amend KRS 150.395 relating to spotlighting to expand legitimate uses of lights in the field at night; amend KRS 235.010 relating to boating to specify that a person must be navigating a vessel to be operating a vessel; amend numerous sections of KRS Chapter 235 to establish a culpable mental state of "knowingly" for the violations.

     Mar 4-introduced in Senate
     Mar 8-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)

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