CHAPTER 355

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 437

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 5, TITLE 7, DELAWARE COOE, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIMITED, THREE DAY, NON-RESIDENT HUNTING LICENSE FOR THE PURPOSE OF HUNTING UPLAND GAME, EXCLUSIVE OF WATERFOWL, DEER AND WILD TURKEY.

WHEREAS, under the provisions of Chapter 5, Title 7, Delaware Code, non-residents who desire to hunt up-land game, exclusive of waterfowl, deer and wild turkey, in Delaware, either as guest of relatives, in-laws or friends who live in Delaware, or just simply wish to take advantage of our hunting season, must purchase a non-resident license at a cost of $45.00 for the season; in other words, there 'are no provisions in our law a 3-day license, one must purchase a license for the full hunting season; and

WHEREAS, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland all provide for a limited non-resident hunting license as opposed to the requirement of purchasing a season license; and

WHEREAS, countless Delawareans annually trek to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia to hunt upland game, especially pheasant, quail, and grouse.

NOW THEREFORE:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (three-fifths of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend §508, Title 7, Delaware Code, by adding a new (5) to read as follows:

"(5) $15.00 for a small game hunting Ilcense good for three consecutive days from the date of issue and not valid for bunting waterfowl, deer or turkeys; and not valid for hunting on any publicly owned land."

Section 2. This Act shall become effective on September 1, 1988.

Approved July 12, 1988.