SB1473: Forestry permits; State Forester require person who fishes, rides mountain bikes, etc., to obtain.


SENATE BILL NO. 1473
Senate Amendments in [ ] February 6, 2009
A BILL to amend and reenact 10.1-1152 of the Code of Virginia, relating to forestry permits to fish and ride mountain bikes and horses.
Patron Prior to Engrossment--Senator Puckett

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That 10.1-1152 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

10.1-1152. State Forester may require permits and fees.

A. The State Forester is authorized, with the approval of the Board, to require any person who hunts, fishes, or traps, [ rides mountain bikes, ] or rides horses on any of the lands described in 10.1-1151 to obtain a special use permit [ or special use permits. Permits to hunt . A special use permit to engage in these activities ] on any such lands shall be issued for a fee, not to exceed $15 annually [ for each permit ] , as fixed by the State Forester. Permits to trap on such lands may be issued in combination with the hunting permits, or separately, at a fee not to exceed $15 annually for each such permit, to be fixed by the State Forester.

B. The State Forester is also authorized to enter into an agreement with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries under which the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will include permits required under subsection A in its program for the sale of permits and licenses by the means and to the extent authorized by 29.1-327.

SENATE BILL NO. 1473
Offered January 21, 2009
A BILL to amend and reenact 10.1-1152 of the Code of Virginia, relating to forestry permits to fish and ride mountain bikes and horses.
Patron-- Puckett

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That 10.1-1152 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

10.1-1152. State Forester may require permits and fees.

A. The State Forester is authorized, with the approval of the Board, to require any person who hunts, fishes, or traps, rides mountain bikes, or rides horses on any of the lands described in 10.1-1151 to obtain a special use permit or special use permits. Permits to hunt on any such lands shall be issued for a fee, not to exceed $15 annually for each permit, as fixed by the State Forester. Permits to trap on such lands may be issued in combination with the hunting permits, or separately, at a fee not to exceed $15 annually for each such permit, to be fixed by the State Forester.

B. The State Forester is also authorized to enter into an agreement with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries under which the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will include permits required under subsection A in its program for the sale of permits and licenses by the means and to the extent authorized by 29.1-327.