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House Bill 1765


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House Bill 1765

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF HB 1765 (Updated April 28, 2005 9:27 pm - DI 77)

Natural resources matters. Requires the department of natural resources to adopt rules to allow the use of certain motorized carts during daylight hours by an individual who is: (1) the holder of a driver's license; and (2) at least 65 years of age or disabled. Specifies that for purposes of the law regulating off-road vehicles and snowmobiles, the definition of "operate" applies to both types of vehicles. Specifies that snowmobiles must be registered under the off-road vehicle and snowmobile law. Makes possessing an off-road vehicle or a snowmobile with an altered or defaced vehicle number a Class B misdemeanor. Makes failure of a dealer to maintain rented vehicles in a safe operating condition or to maintain liability insurance a Class C infraction (instead of a Class B misdemeanor). Allows bird hunting stamps in an electronically generated form. Allows commemorative bird hunting stamps to be sold. Provides that hunting and fishing licenses and stamps expire on March 31. Requires electronically obtained licenses to be signed to be valid. Amends procedures to obtain a duplicate license. Discontinues issuance of lifetime hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses, but retains the validity of lifetime licenses already issued. Establishes procedures to obtain funds from the pest control insurance fund. Makes technical corrections. Repeals and relocates the definition of "off-road vehicle". Repeals a provision exempting groundhogs from application of state fish and wildlife laws. Makes conforming amendments. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the natural resources study committee.)
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