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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5281

 

January Session, 2009

 

LCO No. 506

   

Referred to Committee on Environment

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. HURLBURT, 53rd Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DONATION OF DEER MEAT TO NONPROFIT ENTITIES.

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

That sections 26-82 and 26-86c of the general statutes be amended to allow the Commissioner of Environmental Protection to issue two additional deer tags to any person intending to kill deer to be donated to a nonprofit entity, including, but not limited to, a soup kitchen, halfway house or group home, that will serve such deer meat as food. Such additional deer tags shall only be used for deer that are donated to such nonprofit entities. The person who kills any such deer for donation to such nonprofit entity shall tag and report each such deer killed, as provided in section 26-86b of the general statutes.

Statement of Purpose:

To allow deer hunters to take two additional deer, provided the deer meat is donated to a nonprofit entity that serves food to the needy.