- District 3
Under existing law, a hunting license grants the privilege to take birds and mammals. Existing law requires the Department of Fish and Wildlife to issue an annual hunting license upon payment of a specified fee that varies in amount depending on whether the applicant is a resident of the state. Under existing law, an annual hunting license is valid for a term of one year beginning on July 1 or for the remainder of the term if issued after July 1. Existing law requires the department to issue a reduced-fee annual hunting license, known as a junior hunting license, upon payment of a specified fee, to a resident or nonresident who is under 16 years of age on July 1 of the licensing year for which that person seeks a license. This bill, on July 1, 2023, would increase the age of eligibility for an applicant for a reduced-fee junior hunting license from 16 to 18 years of age, as specified. The bill, on July 1, 2028, would restore the age of eligibility for an applicant for a reduced-fee junior hunting license to 16 years of age. The bill would also make related conforming changes. The bill would require the Director of Fish and Wildlife to prepare and submit, by October 1, 2026, a written report to the Legislature evaluating the effect of the change in age eligibility of the junior hunting license from under 16 years of age to under 18 years of age on participation in hunting, as specified.
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (May 19).
Set for hearing May 19.
April 4 hearing: Placed on APPR suspense file.
Set for hearing April 4.
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 0. Page 3048.) (March 8).
Set for hearing March 8.
Joint Rule 55 suspended. (Ayes 31. Noes 6. Page 2880.)
(Ayes 31. Noes 6.)
Art. IV. Sec. 8(a) of the Constitution dispensed with.
From printer. May be acted upon on or after February 20.
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|01/20/22 - Introduced|
|03/09/22 - Amended Senate|
|03/02/22- Senate Natural Resources and Water|
|03/31/22- Senate Appropriations|
|05/21/22- Sen. Floor Analyses|
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