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HOUSE BILL NO. 315

INTRODUCED BY J. ESSMANN

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT REVISING LAWS RELATED TO DISCOUNTED HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES AVAILABLE TO NONRESIDENT RELATIVES OF RESIDENTS; RENAMING THE LICENSES; AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF ELK-ONLY COMBINATION LICENSES; REVISING FEES; PROVIDING RULEMAKING AUTHORITY; AMENDING SECTION 87-2-514, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE AND A TERMINATION DATE."

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:

 

     Section 1.  Section 87-2-514, MCA, is amended to read:

     "87-2-514.  Nonresident Montana-born relative of resident allowed to purchase nonresident licenses at reduced cost -- definitions. (1) For the purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:

     (a)  "Nonresident "Montana-born relative of a resident" means a person born in Montana who is the natural or adoptive child, sibling, or parent of a resident but is not a resident.

     (b)  "Resident" means a resident as defined in 87-2-102.

     (2)  Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a nonresident Montana-born relative of a resident who meets the qualifications of subsection (5) may purchase a Class B nonresident fishing license at one-half the cost and the following at one-half one-quarter the cost:

     (a)  a Class B nonresident fishing license;

     (b)(a)  a Class B-1 nonresident upland game bird license;

     (c)(b) one of the following:  

     (i) a Class B-10 nonresident big game combination license; and

     (d)(ii) a Class B-11 nonresident deer combination license; or

     (iii) a nonresident elk-only combination license.

     (3)  The nonresident Montana-born relative of a resident shall also purchase a nonresident wildlife conservation license as prescribed in 87-2-202 and a nonresident base hunting license as prescribed in 87-2-116 if the nonresident Montana-born relative of a resident purchases a hunting license.

     (4)  Class B-10 and Class B-11 licenses sold pursuant to subsection (2) are not included in the limit on the number of available Class B-10 and Class B-11 licenses issued pursuant to 87-2-505 and 87-2-510. Nonresident elk-only combination licenses sold pursuant to subsection (2) are in addition to nonresident elk-only combination licenses available for sale pursuant to 87-2-511.

     (5)  To qualify for a license pursuant to subsection (2), a nonresident Montana-born relative of a resident shall apply at any department regional office or at the department's state office in Helena and present proof of the following:

     (a)  a birth certificate verifying the applicant's birth in Montana or documentation that the applicant was born to parents who were residents at the time of birth;

     (b)  evidence that the person previously held a Montana resident hunting or fishing license or has passed a hunter safety course in Montana pursuant to 87-2-105; and

     (c)  proof that the applicant is a nonresident Montana-born relative of a resident.

     (6)  Of the fee paid for a hunting license purchased pursuant to subsection (2), 28.5% must be deposited in the account established in 87-1-290."

 

     NEW SECTION.  Section 2.  Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.

 

     NEW SECTION.  Section 3.  Termination. [This act] terminates February 29, 2020.

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