_________ Bill No. _______

Introduced By _______________________________________________________________________________

A Bill for an Act entitled: "An Act requiring that a provision regarding the restriction on landowner liability be printed on wildlife conservation licenses; describing the required language; amending section 87-2-202, MCA; and providing an applicability date."

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Montana:

Section 1.  Section 87-2-202, MCA, is amended to read:

"87-2-202.   Application -- stamp attachment -- fee -- expiration. (1) A wildlife conservation license must be sold upon written application. The application must contain the applicant's name, age, occupation, place of residence, post-office address, and the qualifying length of time as a resident in the state of Montana; state whether the applicant is a citizen of the United States or an alien; and be subscribed by the applicant. The applicant shall present a valid Montana driver's license, a Montana driver's examiner's identification card, or other identification specified by the department to substantiate the required information when applying for a wildlife conservation license. It is the applicant's burden to provide documentation establishing the applicant's identity and qualifications to purchase a wildlife conservation license. It is unlawful and a misdemeanor for a license agent to sell a wildlife conservation license to an applicant who fails to produce the required identification at the time of application for licensure.

(2)  Hunting, fishing, or trapping licenses in the form of tags or stamps issued to a holder of a wildlife conservation license must be affixed to or recorded on the wildlife conservation license according to rules that the department may prescribe.

(3)  (a) Resident wildlife conservation licenses may be purchased for a fee of $4.

(b)  Nonresident wildlife conservation licenses may be purchased for a fee of $5.

(4)  Licenses issued are void after the last day of February next succeeding following their issuance.

(5) Each wildlife conservation license must be conspicuously imprinted with the following: "The Montana Legislature has adopted a restriction on the liability of landowners who make property available for recreational purposes. The restriction is set out in section 70-16-302, MCA.""

NEW SECTION. Section 2.  Applicability. [Section 1] applies to license years beginning March 1, 1998.