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General Assembly



January Session, 2017

LCO No. 7411



Offered by:


SEN. FLEXER, 29th Dist.


To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 522

File No. 241

Cal. No. 142


After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, no person shall hunt any black bear if such bear is (1) smarter than the average bear, (2) fed from a picnic basket, (3) merely nibbling or noshing, (4) featured in or associated with any film production of The Walt Disney Company, or (5) fed from a honey pot provided such pot is of sufficient size, as determined by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, such that the tongue, snout and head of such bear has sufficient space to extend, lick, sniff and explore, as applicable, without becoming stuck in such pot. "

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

Sec. 501

October 1, 2017

New section