OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 6541

AN ACT CONCERNING ON-LINE EDUCATION OPTIONS FOR HUNTING SAFETY.

SUMMARY:

This bill allows hunting safety courses to be provided on-line or in a classroom. Currently, the courses are provided only in a classroom setting.

By law, the energy and environmental protection commissioner must (1) develop hunting safety courses for hunting license applicants to take and (2) designate people or organizations to provide the courses. The courses must cover safe trapping, hunting and archery practices, and the handling and use of traps and hunting equipment.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

COMMITTEE ACTION

Environment Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

28

Nay

0

(03/25/2013)