WEST virginia legislature
2018 regular session
House Bill 4235
By Delegates Hamilton, Harshbarger, Brewer, Atkinson, Ward, Queen, Diserio, Longstreth, Wagner, R. Romine and A. Evans
[Introduced January 22,
to the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources then Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §20-2B-7, of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to permit full-time nonresident students attending an in-state college or university to purchase lifetime resident statewide hunting, trapping and trout fishing and fishing licenses.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 2B. WILDLIFE ENDOWMENT FUND.
§20-2B-7. Lifetime hunting, fishing and trapping licenses created.
(a) Pursuant to §20-3-1 et
seq. of this code, the director may issue the following lifetime hunting,
fishing and trapping licenses and for the lifetime of the licensee, the
lifetime licenses serve in lieu of the equivalent annual license: Lifetime
resident statewide hunting and trapping license; lifetime resident combination
statewide hunting, fishing and trapping license; lifetime statewide fishing
license; and lifetime resident trout fishing license.
That a full-time nonresident student who attends an in-state college or
university is not eligible to purchase any of these lifetime licenses
(b) The director shall propose a rule for legislative approval in accordance with §29A-3-1 et seq. of this code, setting the fees for the lifetime licenses. The rule shall provide that the fee for any resident who has not reached his or her second birthday shall be one half of the adult fee set under the rule. The fees for lifetime licenses shall be twenty-three times the fee for the equivalent annual licenses or stamps.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to permit full-time nonresident students attending an in-state college or university to purchase lifetime resident statewide hunting, trapping, trout fishing and fishing licenses.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.