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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 5087

February Session, 2014

 

LCO No. 805

 

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Referred to Committee on ENVIRONMENT

 

Introduced by:

 

(ENV)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE STEALING OF SHELLFISH.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 26-225 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

Any person who, in the daytime, unlawfully takes and carries away any [oysters] shellfish lawfully planted or cultivated in any waters, or any [oysters] shellfish being on any place designated for the planting or cultivation of [oysters] shellfish, shall be fined not more than three hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than one year; and, if such offense is committed in the night season, [he] such person shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than one year.

Sec. 2. Section 26-226 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

Any person who wilfully injures any [oyster] shellfish enclosure legally designated, marked out and enclosed or removes any buoys or stakes used to mark out any [oyster] shellfish ground, or who takes any shells from such enclosure, shall (1) for a first offense, be fined not more than two hundred fifty dollars, and (2) for any subsequent offense, be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

26-225

Sec. 2

from passage

26-226

Statement of Purpose:

To apply the penalties that are currently in effect for the stealing of oysters and the injuring of oyster enclosures to all shellfish.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]