Bears; kill permit for those damaging crops. (HB963)

Introduced By

Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Bear damaging crops; kill permit. Requires the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to authorize the killing of bear when they are found to be responsible for damaging crops, including during a harvest. The bill prohibits the Director from authorizing nonlethal control measures unless they are specifically requested by the owner or lessee of the land where the crop damage occurred. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104252D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
01/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB963)
01/22/2020Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 5-N)
02/11/2020Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

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