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Amendment

 

January Session, 2017

LCO No. 7338

   
 

*SB0052207338SDO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

SEN. DUFF, 25th Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 522

File No. 241

Cal. No. 142

"AN ACT AUTHORIZING BEAR HUNTING IN CONNECTICUT. "

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Section 26-25a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) No person shall feed, place, provide, give, expose, deposit, scatter or distribute any edible material or attractant with the purpose of feeding, attracting or enticing potentially dangerous animals, except as provided for in this chapter, on lands not owned by the state.

(b) The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to prohibit or restrict the unintentional feeding of potentially dangerous animals on lands not owned by the state.

[(a)] (c) The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 prohibiting or restricting the feeding of wildlife on state-owned property. Such regulations shall include, but not be limited to, procedures for designating areas subject to such prohibitions or restrictions. Any such designation shall be effective after public notice and a public comment period.

[(b)] (d) Any conservation officer appointed pursuant to section 26-5 and any other officer authorized to serve criminal process may enforce the provisions of this section and any regulations adopted pursuant to [subsection (a) of] this section. Any violation of [such regulations] the provisions of this section or of any regulation adopted pursuant to this section shall be an infraction.

(e) For purposes of this section, "potentially dangerous animal" includes any of the following: (1) The felidae, including, but not limited to, the bobcat; (2) the canidae, including, but not limited to, the coyote and the fox; and (3) the ursidae, including, but not limited to, the black bear."

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

Section 1

from passage

26-25a