CHAPTER 153

RELATING TO GAME AND FISH COMMISSIONERS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 7, DELAWARE CODE OF 1953, RELATING TO BOARD OF GAME AND FISH COMMISSIONERS; RULES AND REGULATIONS; EXPENDITURES; VIOLATIONS AND PENALTY.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Paragraph (1), § 108 (a), Chapter 1, Title 7, Delaware Code of 1953, is amended to read as follows:

Fix and regulate seasons by shortening, extending or closing seasons, and to fix and regulate the bag limit on any species of protected wild life or fresh water fish in any specified localities whenever it finds, after investigation, and a public hearing is had as provided in paragraph number 4 of this subsection, that such action is necessary to assure the conservation of such wild life or fresh water fish, and the maintenance of an adequate supply thereof or to limit the supply thereof when conditions warrant the same.

Section 2. § 108 (a), Chapter 1, Title 7, Delaware Code of 1953 is further amended by adding a new paragraph at the end thereof to be numbered (4) to read as follows:

Establish such other rules and regulations concerning any species of protected wild life or fresh water fish in any specified localities as it deems necessary or advisable for the protection and conservation of wild life or fresh water fish. The passage and approval of this paragraph will repeal the existing statutory regulations only if and when the Board promulgates any regulations contrary to any existing statutory regulations. The Board shall give notice of such proposed changes in two newspapers of state wide circulation and shall hold a public hearing on such proposed changes in its office at Dover, at least sixty (60) days prior to changing any rule or regulation.

Section 3. § 108 (b), Chapter 1, Title 7, Delaware Code of 1953 is amended by striking out the words "two weeks" appearing in the third line thereof, and substituting in lieu thereof the words "thirty days".

Section 4. § 108 (c), Chapter 1, Title 7, Delaware Code of 1953 is amended by striking out the words "either State or" appearing in the fifth and sixth lines thereof.

Approved June 22, 1953.