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PRINTER'S NO. 639




THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA



HOUSE BILL

No.
577
Session of

2013








INTRODUCED BY HALUSKA, MULLERY, KORTZ, KULA, EMRICK, GABLER, MILLARD, HANNA, HARHAI, FLECK, CAUSER, CLYMER, WHITE, READSHAW, COHEN AND GILLEN, FEBRUARY 8, 2013





REFERRED TO COMMITEE ON GAME AND FISHERIES, FEBRUARY 8, 2013






AN ACT



1Amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated

2Statutes, further providing for elk hunting licenses.


3The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

4hereby enacts as follows:


5Section 1. Section 2706.2 of Title 34 of the Pennsylvania

6Consolidated Statutes is amended by adding subsections to read:


7§ 2706.2. Elk hunting licenses.


8* * *


9(c) Elk management area raffle.--If the commission awards

10the opportunity to purchase elk hunting licenses in this

11Commonwealth, other than the license auction authorized under

12subsection (b), the commission shall conduct an elk management

13area raffle. The raffle shall be subject to the following:


14(1) The opportunity to purchase one license shall be

15awarded annually through the raffle.


16(2) Only residents of the elk management area shall be

17eligible to participate in the raffle.



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1(3) The opportunity to purchase an antlered elk hunting

2license shall be awarded through the raffle in even-numbered

3years and the opportunity to purchase an antlerless elk

4hunting license shall be awarded through the raffle in odd-

5numbered years.


6(4) The raffle shall be conducted prior to any other

7awarding of the opportunity to purchase elk hunting licenses,

8with the exception of the license auction held under

9subsection (b).


10(5) Except as otherwise provided by law, all applicants

11in the elk management area raffle, other than the person

12selected in the elk management area raffle, shall be eligible

13for any other award of an opportunity to purchase an elk

14hunting license.


15(d) Definitions.--The following words and phrases when used

16in this section shall have the meanings given to them in this

17subsection unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:


18"Elk management area." The term as defined in 58 Pa. Code §

19141.48 (relating to elk management area and elk hunt zones).


20Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


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