House Bill 1683
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Game preserve licenses. Provides for the licensing and operation of game preserves in which privately owned cervidae and game birds may be hunted. Provides for the auctioning of ten licenses to operate game preserves and establishes $50,000 as the minimum bid for a license. Requires the director of the Indiana office of management and budget to conduct the auction. Requires game preserve owners: (1) to pay a yearly license renewal fee, which is to be deposited into a hunter safety education fund; and (2) to provide facilities for an annual hunter education course. Provides that the owner of a game preserve is not required to possess a game breeder's license or shooting preserve license. Restricts the sale and transfer of ownership of an ownership interest in a game preserve. Establishes requirements for the operation of game preserves. Provides for the inspection of game preserves by the department of natural resources and the state board of animal health. Establishes record keeping requirements. Provides that a game preserve license that has been revoked may not be reissued. Establishes the hunter safety education fund. Makes a technical correction.
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