View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 3730 The Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee proposes the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3730 (COUNCIL\SWB\6142CM11):

Reference is to the bill as introduced.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting SECTION 1, page 1 and inserting:'

/ SECTION      1.      Article 1, Chapter 9, Title 50 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

     "Section 50-9-450.      (A)      In addition to a valid state hunting license, an annual commercial fur license is required of all persons who sell or take by any means, for commercial purposes, and all persons who trap or who attempt to trap any furbearing animals. The license is issued by the department at a cost of twenty-five dollars for residents and two hundred dollars for nonresidents. Any person having in his possession more than five furbearing animals or raw or green pelts shall have a valid commercial fur license. The provisions of this section do not apply to a processor, manufacturer, or retailer.
     (B)      A person under the age of sixteen may purchase a commercial fur license without having to purchase a state hunting license after completing the 'Trappers Education Course'.
     (C)      A person under the age of sixteen is exempt from the licensing requirements of this section while in the presence of a commercial fur licensee, but may not sell any furbearing animals or raw or green pelts unless licensed." /

Amend the bill further, by deleting SECTION 6, page 5 and inserting:

/ SECTION      6.      Section 50-11-2440 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

     "Section 50-11-2440.      A trapper shall must visit his traps daily at least once each day from two hours before sunrise to two hours after sunset and remove any animal caught but no trapper may visit any trap at night and no trap may be set "in the open" or in paths, roadways, or runways commonly used by persons or domestic animals with the exception that a trapper must visit body gripping traps when used in water sets and other traps when used in 'submersion sets' at least once every forty-eight hours. " /

Amend the bill further by deleting SECTION 10, page 6 and inserting:

/ SECTION      10.      Sections 50-11-1060, 50-11-1070, 50-11-2420, and 50-11-2575 of the 1976 Code are repealed. /

Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.