1997 Regular Session
To: Wildlife and Fisheries
By: Senator(s) Hawks, Hall, Gordon, Robertson, White (29th), Dickerson, Minor, Moffatt, Horhn, Hamilton
Senate Bill 2930
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 49-7-40, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE THE COMMISSION ON WILDLIFE, FISHERIES AND PARKS AND THE U.S. CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO ALLOW HANDICAPPED NONRESIDENTS TO TAKE DOE IN SPECIAL HUNTS FOR THE HANDICAPPED ON U.S. CORPS LAND AT ARKABUTLA LAKE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 49-7-40, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
49-7-40. The commission * * * may adopt regulations to provide for a special hunt by handicapped persons in the natural area at Arkabutla Lake designated by the U.S. Corps of Engineers. The hunt and any such regulations must be approved by the U.S. Corps of Engineers. The following restrictions apply to any such hunt:
(a) The hunt shall be open to wheelchair-bound physically disabled persons;
(b) Selection of participants shall be by public drawing from all qualified applications received;
(c) No more than thirty (30) permits shall be issued;
(d) The hunt shall not exceed a total of six (6) days;
(e) A hunting license shall not be required of resident or nonresident applicants;
(f) Any other actions the commission and the U.S. Corps of Engineers deem necessary for a safe and productive hunt.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.