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SENATE BILL NO. 58
INTRODUCED BY WELLS J
BY REQUEST OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH, WILDLIFE, AND PARKS
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE DRAWING FEE APPLICABLE TO HUNTING LICENSE APPLICANTS WHO CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE IN A COMMISSION-ADOPTED PREFERENCE SYSTEM FOR A SPECIES; SUBMITTING THE FEE TO THE ELECTORATE; AMENDING SECTION 87-2-113, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 87-2-113, MCA, is amended to read:
"87-2-113. Drawing fee. (1) When the department determines a drawing is necessary prior to issuance of hunting licenses for any game species during a hunting season, it shall collect a $3 per species drawing fee with each application submitted.
(2) If an applicant participates in a preference system adopted by the commission for a species, the department shall collect an additional drawing fee of $3 to fund the administration of the preference system.
This fee Drawing fees collected pursuant to this section must be deposited in the state special revenue fund to the
credit of the department as set forth in 87-1-601. (3)(4) The payment of a drawing fee confers no hunting rights or privileges. (4)(5) The commission may waive the provisions of subsection (1) when a drawing is required for a special season under
NEW SECTION. Section 2. Submission of fee to electorate. This act shall be submitted to the qualified electors of Montana as provided in Title 13, chapter 1, MCA, at the tax election to be held in 1999, by printing on the ballot the full title of this act and the following:
SHALL A NEW TAX, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, BE IMPOSED?
 FOR establishing an additional $3 drawing fee for administration of a hunting license preference system to be paid by applicants who choose to participate.
 AGAINST establishing an additional $3 drawing fee for administration of a hunting license preference system to be paid by applicants who choose to participate.
NEW SECTION. Section 3. Contingent voidness. If Constitutional Initiative No. 75, enacting Article VIII, section 17, of the Montana constitution, is declared invalid, then [sections 2 and 4] of this act are void.
NEW SECTION. Section 4. Effective date. [This act] is effective upon approval by the electorate.
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