Hawaii HB 2495 HD1 – Animal control from aircraft

Report Title:

Animal control from aircraft

Description:

Allows federal agencies to conduct animal control activities from aircraft or conservation programs on state, county, or private land. Requires DLNR to promulgate guidelines to minimize the targeted animals’ suffering. (HB2495 HD1)

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2495

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2004

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO ANIMAL CONTROL FROM AIRCRAFT.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Section 263-10, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

§263-10 Hunting from aircraft; penalty. (a) Any aeronaut or passenger who, while in flight in, across, or above the State, intentionally kills or attempts to kill any birds or animals shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by a fine of not [more] less than [$1,000,] $500, or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.

(b) Subsection (a) shall not apply to any authorized employee or agent of any federal agency that obtains the approval of the department of land and natural resources and the applicable landowner to conduct animal control activities from aircraft for the sole purpose of conducting conservation programs on state, county, or private land. The department of land and natural resources shall promulgate guidelines to minimize needless suffering and ensure that animals are killed quickly.

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

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