KY HB261 | 2013 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-2)
Status: Passed on March 22 2013 - 100% progression
Action: 2013-03-22 - signed by Governor (Acts Chapter 92)
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #3) [MS Word]


Create a new section of KRS Chapter 150 to define "mounted wildlife specimen"; require the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to promulgate administrative regulations allowing any person or entity to sell or buy mounted wildlife specimens except as prohibited under federal law; require the department to record transactions for mounted wildlife specimens for white-tailed deer, elk, bears, turkeys, and bobcats; exempt mounted wildlife specimens sold to or purchased from licensed taxidermists under KRS 150.4111 from the requirements of the section; create a new section of KRS Chapter 150 to define "gross score"; require the gross score for white-tailed deer and elk to be calculated using the Boone and Crockett Club's scoring manual by an official scorer; allow measurements to be taken at any time, with no drying time being required; establish enhanced restitution values for illegally taken white-tailed deer, elk, bears, turkeys, and bobcats; allow the commissioner or designee to bring a civil action to recover the restitution values owed; revoke hunting licenses and privileges for persons owing restitution; specify that the restitution required under this section is in addition to all other penalties and restitution established by KRS Chapter 150 and the administrative regulations established thereunder.

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AN ACT relating to taken wildlife.



2013-03-22Housesigned by Governor (Acts Chapter 92)
2013-03-12Housedelivered to Governor
2013-03-12Houseenrolled, signed by each presiding officer
2013-03-12Housereceived in House
2013-03-07Senate3rd reading, passed 35-3
2013-03-07Senateposted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 7, 2013
2013-03-06Senatereported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a Consent Bill
2013-03-05Senatereturned to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
2013-03-05Senate1st reading
2013-03-05Senatetaken from Natural Resources & Energy (S)
2013-03-04Senateto Natural Resources & Energy (S)
2013-02-27Senatereceived in Senate
2013-02-26House3rd reading, passed 95-2
2013-02-25Houseposted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 26, 2013
2013-02-22House2nd reading, to Rules
2013-02-21Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
2013-02-19Houseposted in committee
2013-02-07Houseto Natural Resources & Environment (H)
2013-02-06Houseintroduced in House

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