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#1284990 - 04/01/09 01:26 PM OK Dept. of Wildlife Conservation Legislation 2009
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Legislative Session 2009
updated March 30, 2009 10:11 AM

Senate Bill 248 by Sens. Ford and Sweeden and Sears of the House. Excluding Copan and Hulah lakes from requirements that a continuous warning signal by horn be sounded five minutes prior to the opening of the damís gates and releasing water. Bill would be effective Nov. 1, 2009. Passed Senate 47-0. Amended and passed by the House Wildlife Committee. Bill now awaits action by the full House.

Senate Bill 277 by Sen. Schulz and Rep. Armes. Specifying that second and subsequent trespass violations on licensed commercial big game hunting areas would be felonies punishable by a fine of not less than $1,500 and not more than $5,000 or by imprisonment in the custody of the Dept. of Corrections for not more than one year, or both, and in addition, the court shall order restitution for actual damages incurred. Bill would be effective Nov. 1, 2009. Passed the by Senate 41-0. Passed by the House Wildlife Committee. Bill now awaits action by the full House.

Senate Bill 450 by Sens. Corn and Ellis and Rep. Brannon. Establishes a black bear hunting license for $100 for residents and $500 for nonresidents and specifies the Wildlife Conservation Commission shall decide the open season, bag limits and territorial limitations for hunting black bear. Bill would be effective immediately upon passage. Passed by the Senate 37-7. Title stricken and passed by the House Wildlife Committee. Bill now awaits action by the full House.

Senate Bill 1031 by Sen. Sparks and Rep. Schwartz. Bill would adjust the fee for annual hunting and fishing licenses to include the Fishing and Hunting Legacy Fee that is currently being charged as a separate permit. Bill would be effective immediately upon passage. Passed by the Senate 43-0. Passed by the House Judiciary Committee. Bill now awaits action by the full House.

Senate Bill 1033 by Sen. Sparks and Rep. Armes. Bill would make it a felony to wrongfully injure any cervidae upon the premises of a farmed cervidae facility and set penalties of not less than a $5,000 fine and up to two years imprisonment in the State Penitentiary, or both. Convicted persons shall also be liable for damages of not less than three times nor more than 10 times of the actual detriment. Bill would be effective immediately upon passage. Title stricken and passed the Senate 41-0. Bill now assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.

Senate Bill 1034 by Sen. Sparks and Rep. Schwartz. Bill would establish the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Consolidation of Licenses, Permits and Fees Task Force. Bill would be effective immediately upon passage. Passed by the Senate 45-0. Passed by the House Wildlife Committee. Bill now awaits action by the full House.

Senate Bill 1035 by Sen. Sparks and Rep. Armes. Increases the fine for trespassing and provides for actual damages. Bill would be effective Nov. 1, 2009. Title struck and passed the Senate 40-4. Bill now assigned to the House Appropriations and Budget Committee.

House Bill 1464 by Reps. Pruett, Dorman and Liebmann and Ellis of the Senate. Establishes a black bear hunting license for $100 for residents and $500 for nonresidents and specifies the Wildlife Conservation Commission shall decide the open season, bag limits and territorial limitations for hunting black bear. Bill would be effective immediately upon passage. Passed by the full House 96-0. Passed by the Senate Tourism and Wildlife Committee. Bill now awaits action by the full Senate.

House Bill 1465 by Rep. Pruett and Sen. Corn. Expands the harvest season for furbearers through the last day of February. Bill would be effective Nov. 1, 2009. Passed House 95-0. Bill now assigned to the Senate Tourism and Wildlife Committee.

House Bill 1691 by Rep. Sears and Sen. Ford. Bill provides that falconry licenses from other states would be valid in Oklahoma. Bill would be effective immediately upon passage. Passed by the House 99-0. Passed by the Senate Tourism and Wildlife Committee. Bill now awaits action by the full House.

House Bill 1761 by Reps. Enns, and Sherrer and Barrington of the Senate. Specifying that persons qualified to use a crossbow may also use devices that allow conventional bows to be held at full or partial draw. Bill would be effective immediately upon passage. Passed by the House 93-0. Bill now assigned to the Senate Tourism and Wildlife Committee.
House Bill 1890 by Reps. Richardson, Roan, Walker and Barrington and Inman of the Senate. Adjusting senior citizen lifetime hunting and fishing licenses to include all annual licenses and special season permits for a one-time fee of $25. Bill would be effective immediately. Passed by the House 91-2. Bill now assigned to the Senate Appropriations Committee, with a recommendation from the subcommittee on Natural Resources and Regulatory Services.

House Bill 2154 by Rep. Armes. Bill would increase the fine for any person hunting without permission at a facility licensed pursuant to the Oklahoma Farmed Cervidae Act or big game commercial hunting area. Also specifies that the court shall also order restitution for actual damages incurred. Bill would be effective Nov. 1, 2009. Passed by the House 98-0. Title stricken and passed by the Senate Tourism and Wildlife Committee. Bill now awaits action by the full Senate.

House Bill 2158 by Rep. Armes. Authorizing the Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry to issue permits to persons holding a big game commercial hunting area license to engage in the management of depredating animals by use of aircraft without limitation of statewide season, bag limits, or methods of taking. Depredating animals that could be taken would include feral hogs, bobcats, red fox, coyotes, and crossbreeds between coyotes and dogs. Bill would become effective Nov. 1, 2009. Passed by the House 87-12. Bill now assigned to the Senate Tourism and Wildlife Committee.

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#1325973 - 04/29/09 04:44 PM Re: OK Dept. of Wildlife Conservation Legislation 2009 [Re: ]
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HB 1465 has been passed and signed by the Governor. It will go into effect November 1, 2009.

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