Allows hunting privileges to be denied for up to 10 years for any person who while hunting inflicts injury resulting in death on another person

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Bill Text from Dec. 3, 2013 - Introduced


INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE ZERR. 4255L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk

AN ACT To repeal section 252.043, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to hunting accidents.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

Section A. Section 252.043, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 252.043, to read as follows:

252.043. 1. The commission may suspend, revoke or deny a hunting permit or privilege for a maximum of five years when a person, while hunting, inflicts injury by firearm or other weapon to another person who is mistaken for game[.] ; except that, if any such injury results in the death of the injured party, the commission may suspend, revoke, or deny any hunting permit or privilege of the person who inflicted the injury for a period of up to ten years.

2. No suspension, revocation or denial shall occur until an opportunity has been afforded for a hearing before the commission. Any person who is determined by the commission to have inflicted injury by firearm or other weapon shall be required to successfully complete a department-approved hunter safety course before his or her hunting permit or privilege shall be restored. The commission's proceeding shall be a contested case pursuant to chapter 536 and any person aggrieved by a final decision shall be entitled to judicial review as provided in chapter 536.