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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 163

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO HUNTING, TRAPPING, AND FISHING LICENSES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §501, Title 7, Delaware Code, by deleting subsection (a) in its entirety, and by substituting in lieu thereof a new subsection (a) to read as follows:

"(a) Every resident of this State, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, shall obtain a general license before hunting, trapping and/or fishing in this State; and every resident required to obtain a hunting license who was born after January 1, 1967, shall have satisfactorily completed not less than 10 hours of approved instruction, which includes but is not limited to, the safe and proficient use of hunting equipment, hunter responsibility, principles of wildlife management, wildlife identification and a hands-on live firing experience by a trained firearms instructor before such person makes application for a hunting license. Proof of completion of authorized hunter education courses of other states or Canadian provinces shall be accepted and deemed having met the instruction requirement."

Section 2. This Act shall become effective January 1, 2010.

Approved July 08, 2009