CHAPTER 116

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 200

AN ACT TO AMEND SUBCHAPTER V, OF CHAPTER 5, TITLE 7, OF THE DELAWARE CODE PERTAINING TO TAKING GAME, BIRDS, EGGS OR FISH FOR SCIENTIFIC OR PROPAGATION PURPOSES.

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

Section 1. Amend §571, Subchapter V, Chapter 5, Title 7 of the Delaware Code, by striking the said Section in its entirety, and substituting in lieu thereof a new §571 which shall read as follows:

§ 571. Permit to collect birds, game animals and fish for scientific or propagating purposes

(a) The Division of Fish and Wildlife may issue a permit, revocable at the discretion of the Director, to take, capture, have in possession or transport wild birds, their nests or eggs, game animals, or fish for scientific or propagating purposes within this State.

(b) Permits issued under this Section may establish any conditions and/or restrictions deemed desirable; every such permit shall expire on the last day of the calendar year in which it is issued. No wild birds, game animals or fish held in captivity under said permit shall be confined under inhumane or unsanitary conditions.

(c) Each person receiving a permit under this Section must file with the Division, a report of his operations under the permit, prior to its renewal date. Said report shall set forth the name and address of the permittee, the number of his permit, the number of birds, nests, eggs, game animals or fish taken thereunder along with a list of the species taken or otherwise acquired, disposition of the same, names and addresses of persons acquiring the same from the permittee, and number of each species on hand at the expiration of the permit.

Section 2. Amend §572, Subchapter V, Chapter 5, Title 7 of the Delaware Code, by striking the said §572 in its entirety.

Section 3. Amend §573, Subchapter V, Chapter 5, Title 7 of the Delaware Code, by striking the said §573 in its entirety.

Section 4. The Secretary shall have the authority to set a reasonable fee for issuance of permits under this Section.

Approved June 26, 1973.