HOUSE BILL NO. 280
INTRODUCED BY B. BROWN
AN ACT REVISING HOW WOLF LICENSES ARE ISSUED TO RESIDENT HUNTERS; PROVIDING DISCOUNTS FOR CERTAIN LICENSE HOLDERS; AMENDING SECTION 87-2-523, MCA; AND PROVIDING A DELAYED EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
"87-2-523. Class E-1--resident wolf license. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter and in subsection (2) of this section, a person who is a resident, as defined in 87-2-102, and who is 12 years of age or older or who will turn 12 years old before or during the season for which the license is issued, upon payment of a fee of $19, may receive a Class E-1 license that entitles a holder who is 12 years of age or older to hunt a wolf and possess the carcass of the wolf as authorized by commission rules.
(2) A resident holder of a Class AAA combination sports license, regardless of whether it includes a Class A-6 bear tag, may purchase the first Class E-1 license the person obtains in that license year for $10.
(2)(3) A person who purchases a license pursuant to this section after August 31 may not use the license until 24 hours after the license is issued.
(3)(4) Fees collected pursuant to this section must be deposited and used in accordance with 87-1-623."
Section 2. Effective date. [This act] is effective March 1, 2020.
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