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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 788         FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 714

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Anne M. Gobi

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act expanding the powers of the director of Fisheries and Wildlife.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Donald Humason

 

John D. Keenan

7th Essex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Marc R. Pacheco

First Plymouth and Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 788        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 714

By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 714) of Anne M. Gobi and others relative to bow and arrow hunting season.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3946 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act expanding the powers of the director of Fisheries and Wildlife.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Section 5 of chapter 131 of the General Laws as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the second paragraph the following paragraph:-

              The hunting of deer by bow and arrow shall be permitted on any date, including a Sunday or legal holiday, that the director declares as an open season for such hunting. Except as otherwise provided in the preceding paragraph, an open season declared by the director for the hunting of deer by bow and arrow, which open season period occurs in whole or in part, within the last 3 months of the calendar year, shall be for a period of not less than 7 days that shall be consecutive.

              SECTION 2. Section 57 of said chapter 131, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting at the end of the paragraph the following sentence:- Notwithstanding, this section shall not prohibit or render unlawful, the hunting of deer by bow and arrow or the carrying on his person a bow and arrow for the purpose of hunting deer, during any Sunday declared as an open season for such hunting, by the director with the approval of the fisheries and wildlife board.

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