House bill 1511 has passed out of commitee with a vote of 7-2 on Jan 28th. Looks like we need to contact our Rep. and urge them to oppose this bill.
House Bill 1511
2013 First Regular Session
DIGEST OF HB 1511 (Updated January 28, 2013 2:37 pm - DI 77)
Spotlighting wildlife. Defines "spotlight" as a projected spot of light used to direct a narrow, intense beam on a person, animal, or object. Provides that a person who, between October 1 and January 15, shines a spotlight, searchlight, or other artificial light upon wildlife for the purpose of locating wildlife commits a Class C infraction. Establishes certain exceptions. Requires a court to suspend for two years the hunting, fishing, and trapping license privileges of a person who has a prior unrelated conviction or judgment for shining a light on wildlife. Provides that certain violations of fish and wildlife law result in suspension of the violator's fish and wildlife license privileges. (Current law provides for the revocation of the license.) Allows a court to suspend certain fish and wildlife license privileges for two years for a violation of a wildlife protection law.
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