SB 150 Allows regulated hand fishing for carp and catfish in June and July on certain waterways
Sponsor: Munzlinger
LR Number: 1032S.01I Fiscal Note: 1032-01N.ORG
Committee: Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources
Last Action: 5/13/2011 - S Formal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 150-Munzlinger Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2011

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SB 150 - The act allows hand fishing for carp and catfish during the months of June and July in all the same waters of the state where hook-and-line fishing for carp and catfish is allowed by the Conservation Commission. Anyone hand fishing for carp or catfish must only use bare hands and may not use any spearing or capturing device, nor may use any artificial breathing apparatus. Persons engaging in hand fishing may not place any artificial structure in the water or raise or alter any natural or artificial structure in pursuit of the fish.

A violation of the act is a Class A misdemeanor.

This act is similar to SB 350 (2009) and the perfected SB 1107 (2006).

ERIKA JAQUES