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.
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.