HB 1349-1_ Filed 01/19/2006, 10:56


Text Box

Adopted Rejected


[

]



COMMITTEE REPORT


                                                        YES:

11

                                                        NO:
1

MR. SPEAKER:
    Your Committee on       Natural Resources     , to which was referred       House Bill 1349     , has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the House with the recommendation that said bill be amended as follows:

SOURCE: Page 3, line 30; (06)AM134903.3. -->     Page 3, between lines 30 and 31, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 14-22-20-1; (06)AM134903.5. -->     "SECTION 5. IC 14-22-20-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 1. (a) The department may, under rules adopted under IC 4-22-2, issue to a resident of Indiana, upon the payment of a fee of fifteen dollars ($15), a license to:
        (1) propagate in captivity; and
        (2) possess, buy, or sell for this purpose only;
game birds, game mammals, or furbearing mammals protected by Indiana law.
     (b) A cervidae livestock operation licensed under IC 14-22-20.5 is not required to obtain a game breeders license under this section.
SOURCE: IC 14-22-20.5-2; (06)AM134903.6. -->     SECTION 6. IC 14-22-20.5-2, AS ADDED BY P.L.93-2005, SECTION 4, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "cervidae livestock

operation" means an operation that:
        (1) has a game breeders cervidae livestock operation license issued by the department of natural resources; under IC 14-22-20;
        (2) contains privately owned cervidae; and
        (3) involves the breeding, propagating, purchasing, selling, and marketing of cervidae or cervidae products;
but does not involve the hunting of privately owned cervidae.

SOURCE: IC 14-22-20.5-6; (06)AM134903.7. -->     SECTION 7. IC 14-22-20.5-6 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 6. The department shall, under rules adopted under IC 4-22-2, issue to a resident of Indiana, upon the payment of a fee of fifteen dollars ($15), a license for a cervidae livestock operation.".
SOURCE: Page 3, line 32; (06)AM134903.3. -->     Page 3, line 32, delete "A" and insert " (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), a".
    Page 3, between lines 39 and 40, begin a new paragraph and insert:
    " (b) A person who in 2003 held a breeder's license under IC 14-22-20 for elk or deer may apply to the division for an animal hunting preserve license. However, the person must continue to maintain not less than the same number of contiguous acres that the person maintained for the deer and elk while operating under the breeder's license in 2003.".
    Page 3, line 42, after "preserve" insert " that allows the hunting of game birds".
    Page 4, line 23, after "wire." insert " However, if the hunting preserve allows the hunting of deer or elk, the boundary must be marked by a fence that is at least eight (8) feet in height.".
    Page 5, between lines 5 and 6, begin a new paragraph and insert:
    " (e) An animal hunting preserve shall pay the following fees for each deer or elk harvested on the animal hunting preserve:
        (1) Two hundred fifty dollars ($250) per buck.
        (2) Fifty dollars ($50) per doe.
".
    Page 6, between lines 9 and 10, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 14-22-31-15; (06)AM134903.18. -->     "SECTION 18. IC 14-22-31-15 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 15. An animal hunting preserve that allows the hunting of deer or elk must comply with the following requirements:
        (1) At least forty percent (40%) of the area of the animal hunting preserve must consist of escape cover.
        (2) A hunting stand must be be located at least seventy-five (75) yards from the boundary fence.
        (3) A deer or elk must be released into the animal hunting preserve at least ten (10) days before it is hunted. Hunting of other deer and elk is not allowed on the animal hunting preserve during this period.
        (4) The number of hunters on an animal hunting preserve at any time may not exceed one (1) hunter per twenty (20) acres.
        (5) A deer or elk that has been taken on an animal hunting preserve must be examined and tagged before it is removed from the animal hunting preserve.
        (6) The animal hunting preserve must comply with all rules of the board of animal health concerning cervidae, including rules concerning chronic wasting disease (CWD).
        (7) The animal hunting preserve may not sell a specific deer or elk to the hunter. However, the animal hunting preserve may charge either:
            (A) a basic hunting fee; or
            (B) a fee based upon the antler size of the deer or elk taken by the hunter.
        (8) Hunting is prohibited in an area within one hundred fifty (150) yards of an artificial feeding site.

SOURCE: IC 14-22-31-16; (06)AM134903.19. -->     SECTION 19. IC 14-22-31-16 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 16. A deer or elk taken on an
animal hunting preserve is not subject to the bag, sex, and size limits established under
IC 14-22-2-6(a)(2).".
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to HB 1349 as introduced.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass.

__________________________________

Representative Hoffman


AM134903/DI 77    2006