Substitute House Bill No. 5672

Public Act No. 00-67

An Act Concerning Private Land Deer Permits.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 47-65a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 26-27, any Indian may take, hunt or trap any wild bird or quadruped on, or take or assist in taking any fish or bait species in the waters of, the reservation of [his] such Indian's tribe without a license therefor, subject to the regulations promulgated by the council and to such seasonal and bag limitations as may be provided by law. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall issue, without fee, a private land deer permit to any Indian for use only on the reservation of such Indian's tribe provided such reservation is not less than two hundred fifty acres in size and provided further no such Indian shall be issued more than one such permit per season. Such permit shall allow the use of a rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader or bow and arrow on such reservation land from November first until December thirty-first, inclusive, of each year.

Sec. 2. (NEW) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 26-27 of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall issue, without fee, a private land deer permit for use only on a farm provided: (1) The farm is an S corporation; and (2) the permit is issued to a corporate member or the immediate family of the corporate member. No such corporate member or family member shall be issued more than one such permit per season. The permit shall allow the use of a rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader or bow and arrow on the farm from November first until December thirty-first, inclusive, of each year. For purposes of this section, "S corporation" means "S corporation" as defined in section 12-213 of the general statutes and "immediate family" means a spouse, child, grandchild, sibling or parent.

Approved May 16, 2000