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HB 261 (BR 69) - W. Stone, J. Bell, M. Dossett, J. Greer, M. King, R. Quarles, J. Short

     AN ACT relating to taken wildlife.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 150 to define "mounted wildlife specimen"; require the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to promulgate administrative regulations allowing any person or entity to sell or buy mounted wildlife specimens except as prohibited under federal law; require the department to record transactions for mounted wildlife specimens for white-tailed deer, elk, bears, turkeys, and bobcats; exempt mounted wildlife specimens sold to or purchased from licensed taxidermists under KRS 150.4111 from the requirements of the section; create a new section of KRS Chapter 150 to define "gross score"; require the gross score for white-tailed deer and elk to be calculated using the Boone and Crockett Club's scoring manual by an official scorer; allow measurements to be taken at any time, with no drying time being required; establish enhanced restitution values for illegally taken white-tailed deer, elk, bears, turkeys, and bobcats; allow the commissioner or designee to bring a civil action to recover the restitution values owed; revoke hunting licenses and privileges for persons owing restitution; specify that the restitution required under this section is in addition to all other penalties and restitution established by KRS Chapter 150 and the administrative regulations established thereunder.

     Feb 6-introduced in House
     Feb 7-to Natural Resources & Environment (H)
     Feb 19-posted in committee
     Feb 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 22-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 25-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 26, 2013
     Feb 26-3rd reading, passed 95-2
     Feb 27-received in Senate
     Mar 4-to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
     Mar 5-taken from Natural Resources & Energy (S); 1st reading; returned to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
     Mar 6-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a Consent Bill
     Mar 7-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 7, 2013; 3rd reading, passed 35-3
     Mar 12-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 22-signed by Governor (Acts Chapter 92)

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