WEST virginia legislature
2019 regular session
House Bill 3053
By Delegates Hott, Harshbarger, C. Martin, D. Kelly, Sponaugle, Rowan, Westfall, Phillips, Hollen, Toney and Mandt
[Introduced February 12,
to the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources then Government Organization.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §20-2-39, relating to rules for hunting antlered deer.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 2. WILDLIFE RESOURCES.
§20-2-39. Rules for hunting antlered deer.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, the director shall propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with §29A-3-1 et seq., of this code, governing the hunting of antlered deer. The rules shall provide that: (1) The first antlered deer may be harvested by a licensee by any method under existing rules; (2) the second antlered deer harvested by a licensee, regardless of how harvested, shall have three scorable points on one side; (3) no antlered deer may be harvested by a licensee after harvesting the first two.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require the Director of the Division of Natural Resources to propose rules for hunting antlered deer.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.