HB1846

Changes the laws regarding resident landowner hunting permits

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Bill Text from Dec. 15, 2015 - Introduced

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 1846

98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

5120H.01I

D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE FRANKLIN.

AN ACT

To amend chapter 252, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to resident landowner

hunting permits.

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

Section A. Chapter 252, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 252.360, to read as follows:

252.360. 1. As used in this section, the following terms shall mean: (1) “Immediate family member”, any parent, sibling, child, grandchild, or great- grandchild of a resident landowner or lessee; (2) “Lessee”, any Missouri resident who resides on and leases at least five acres of land in one contiguous tract owned by others, or any member of his or her immediate family who is six years of age or older and whose legal residence or domicile has been the same as the lessee’s for at least thirty days. The term “lessee” shall not include any individual who possesses a hunting lease and does not reside on the land; (3) “Resident landowner”, any Missouri resident who is the owner of at least five acres of land in one contiguous tract, or any member of his or her immediate family who is six years of age or older and whose legal residence or domicile has been the same as the landowner’s for at least thirty days. 2. Any Missouri resident landowner or lessee, as defined in this section, may hunt, trap, or fish without permit, except migratory bird hunting permits and conservation order permits as prescribed, and may transport and possess wildlife so taken. A landowner or lessee under the provisions of this section may only hunt, trap, or fish on land that he or

EXPLANATION — Matter enclosed in bold-faced brackets [thus] in the above bill is not enacted and is intended to be omitted from the law. Matter in bold-face type in the above bill is proposed language.

HB 1846 she owns or, in the case of a lessee, upon which he or she resides. A landowner need not reside on the land he or she owns to hunt, trap, or fish under the provisions of this section.

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