HB1805: Saltwater recreational fishing; allows State residents 65 and older to purchase lifetime license.


Offered January 9, 2013
Prefiled January 8, 2013
A BILL to amend and reenact 28.2-302.10:1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to lifetime saltwater recreational licenses.
Patron-- Ransone

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That 28.2-302.10:1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

28.2-302.10:1. Lifetime saltwater recreational fishing licenses for residents and nonresidents.

A. Any resident or nonresident individual may apply for and receive from the Commission a lifetime saltwater recreational fishing license after payment of a fee of $250, except as provided in subsection C. This license shall be valid for the life of the individual and shall not be transferable.

B. All funds collected pursuant to this section shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of the Virginia Saltwater Recreational Fishing Development Fund, as established by 28.2-302.3.

C. Any resident forty-five 45 years of age or older who applies for the lifetime license authorized by this section shall receive such a license for one of the following fees based on age: age forty-five 45 through fifty 50, $120; age fifty-one 51 through fifty-five 55, $90; age fifty-six 56 through sixty 60, $60; and age sixty-one 61 through sixty-four 64, $30; and age 65 and older, $5.

D. The Commission may subsequently revise the cost of licenses in this section pursuant to 28.2-201.