HB991: Hunting and fishing licenses; special licenses for certain nonresident disabled veterans.


HOUSE BILL NO. 991
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
on February 5, 2014)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Delegate Cline)
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 29.1-302.03, relating to special hunting and fishing licenses for nonresident disabled veterans.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 29.1-302.03 as follows:

§ 29.1-302.03. Special licenses for certain nonresident disabled veterans.

A. Any nonresident veteran who is totally and permanently disabled due to a service-connected disability as certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs shall pay an amount equal to one-quarter the fee for the state nonresident hunting license required by subdivision 3 of § 29.1-303. The license fees established by this subsection may be revised by the Board pursuant to § 29.1-103.

B. Any nonresident veteran who is totally and permanently disabled due to a service-connected disability as certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs shall pay an amount equal to one-quarter the fee for the state nonresident fishing license required by subdivision A 3 of § 29.1-310. However, this license shall not entitle such nonresident veteran to fish in designated waters stocked with trout by the Department or other public body. The license fees established by this subsection may be revised by the Board pursuant to § 29.1-103.

HOUSE BILL NO. 991

Offered January 8, 2014
Prefiled January 8, 2014
A BILL to amend and reenact § 29.1-302 of the Code of Virginia, relating to special hunting and fishing license for nonresident disabled veterans.
Patron-- Cline

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 29.1-302 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 29.1-302. Special license for certain resident disabled veterans.

Any resident veteran who is totally and permanently disabled due to a service-connected disability as certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs may apply for and receive at no cost from the Department a nontransferable license pursuant to 4 VAC 15-20-65, valid for life, permitting the veteran to hunt and freshwater fish, or to hunt only or to freshwater fish only, depending on which license is purchased, on any property in the Commonwealth according to restrictions and regulations of law. However, this license shall not entitle the owner to fish in designated waters stocked with trout by the Department or other public body.