Senate Bill No. 414

(By Senators Laird and Miller)


         [Introduced March 1, 2013; referred to the Committee on Natural Resources; and then to the Committee on Finance       .]                      



A BILL amend and reenact §20-2-32 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to issuing hunting and fishing licenses; and clarifying who are license-issuing authorities.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
    That §20-2-32 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
§20-2-32. Issuance of licenses; duplicate licenses.
(a) The clerk of the county commission in each county and or other persons designated by the director shall be pursuant to section thirty-three of this article are license-issuing authorities Each license-issuing authority shall issue authorized to issue a license to a license an applicant if in the opinion of the authority, the license applicant is legally entitled to obtain the license applied for and pays the proper fee.
    (b) All Materials and supplies necessary for the issuance of licenses shall be furnished by the director to each person authorized to issue licenses license-issuing authority as needed.
(c) Each license shall bear a serial number and shall be signed by the licensee. The issuing license-issuing authority shall keep an accurate record in the form and manner prescribed by the director, of all licenses issued and of all money fees collected as license fees as prescribed by the director.
(d) Any license-issuing authority may issue a duplicate license to replace a lost, destroyed or damaged license upon receipt of a verified application duly executed by the original license holder licensee and the payment to the issuing authority of a duplicate license fee of $1.

    NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to
update the law pertaining to the issuance of hunting and fishing licenses. It clarifies who are license issuing authorities .

    Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.