Dormant bills for the 2012 Legislative Session

 

 

Senate Bill 1094 by Sen. Anderson. Allows landowners with a valid hunting license to take an unlimited number of female deer during any time of year. Bill would be effective Nov. 1, 2012. Bill goes dormant in the Senate Tourism and Wildlife Committee.
Senate Bill 1178 by Sen. Allen and Rep. Bennett. Exempts residents who have a lifetime hunting or combination hunting and fishing license purchased prior to July 1, 2012, from bear license requirements. Bill would be effective immediately upon passage. Title restored and passed by the Senate 35-3 . Bill goes dormant in the House Agriculture, Wildlife and Environment Committee.
Senate Bill 1275 by Sen. Crain. Provides an exemption from the private land access permit for persons not involved in hunting or fishing who travel through such private land in a motor vehicle, including persons who may stop for the purchase of gasoline or other retail goods. Such persons shall not be required to take the most direct route in order to be exempt from the special use permit requirements. Bill would be effective Nov. 1, 2012, and bill goes dormant in the Senate Tourism and Wildlife Committee.
Senate Bill 1416 by Sen. Shortey. Providing that residents who were deployed in a combat zone may receive free lifetime hunting and fishing combination licenses. Residents who are veterans but were not deployed in a combat zone or who are not disabled veterans may buy a lifetime hunting and fishing combination license for $325. Bill would be effective immediately upon passage. Bill fails in Senate Tourism and Wildlife Committee.
Senate Bill 1420 by Sen. Shortey and Rep. Bennett, Ritze, Cooksey. Allowing persons who are disabled to use laser sighting devices if they are hunting on private land and accompanied by a licensed hunter. Bill would be effective Nov. 1, 2012. Title struck and passed by the Senate 39-4. Bill amended and passed by the House 92-0. Bill goes dormant in Conference Committee.
Senate Bill 1525 by Sens. Jolley and Schulz and Rep Armes. Authorizes the Secretary of the Environment to develop habitat and candidate conservation plans; authorizes a habitat protection fund to be held by the Secretary; authorizes the Secretary to establish a nonprofit corporation or contract with a third party to perform functions pursuant to the legislation; allows the Secretary to delegate functions to five different agencies; and provides that all information collected about private landowners may not be disclosed to any persons or agencies if it relates to specific locations of animal or plant life under consideration as an endangered species unless the landowner consents to the disclosure. Bill would be effective Nov. 1, 2012. Title struck and passed by the Senate 37-2. Enacting clause stricken and passed by the House 82-1. Senate rejects House amendments.  Bill goes dormant in conference committee.
Senate Bill 1540 by Sen. Brecheen. Authorizing the Wildlife Department to issue permits for hunting feral swine with a firearm sound suppressor to any landowner, lessee or designated agent of the landowner who is authorized to possess a firearm sound suppressor, as evidenced by the possession of the required tax stamp issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Such a permit shall be for hunting feral swine between the hours of one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset only. Bill would be effective Nov. 1, 2012. Bill goes dormant in the Senate Tourism and Wildlife Committee.
Senate Bill 1591 by Sen. Sparks. Providing that all lineal descendants of a lifetime hunting, fishing or combination license who died in the line of duty during a wartime operation shall inherit the lifetime license. Specifying that the Wildlife Department shall calculate the revenue lost due to any inherited licenses in the previous fiscal year and report that amount to the State Board of Equalization by Nov. 30 of each calendar year. At its December 2014 meeting and each subsequent December, the State Board of Equalization shall determine the total amount of revenue necessary to reimburse the Department for the fiscal year that ended June 30 of that year and subtract such amount from the amount it certifies as available for appropriation from the General Revenue Fund by the Legislature for the upcoming fiscal year. Bill would be effective Nov. 1, 2012. Bill goes dormant in Senate Tourism and Wildlife Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Senate Bill 1799 by Sen. David and Rep. Richardson. Creating the Exotic Cat Ownership Act under which the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture would be responsible for permitting and inspecting ownership of all exotic cats. Bill would be effective Nov. 1, 2012. Amended by a floor substitute and passed the Senate 39-5. Committee substitute passed by the House Agriculture, Wildlife and Environment Committee. Bill goes dormant in the House.
House Bill 2919 by Rep. Richardson. Defining that the term white deer is any whitetail or mule deer exhibiting a deficient pigmentation condition known as albinism. Bill would be effective Sept. 1, 2012. Bill withdrawn from the House Agriculture, Wildlife and Environment Committee and goes dormant in the House Rules Committee.
Senate Bill 1172 by Sen. Marlatt. Creating the Wildlife and Habitat Information for Private Lands Act. Bill would be effective Nov. 1, 2012. Bill withdrawn from Rules Committee and goes dormant in the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.
Senate Bill 1197 by Sen. Burrage. Modifies the definition of “charge” to not include hunting and fishing leases and donations, for the purposes of limiting landowner liability when the landowner leases their property for hunting or fishing. Bill would be effective Nov. 1, 2012, and bill goes dormant in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Senate Bill 1270 by Sen. Wyrick. Unless forbidden to do so either orally or in writing by a landowner, persons in the sole act of retrieving their hunting dogs shall not be charged with hunting without permission or illegal trespass provided they are not carrying a firearm or attempting to take wildlife. Bill would be effective Nov. 1, 2012, and bill goes dormant in the Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.
House Bill 2209 by Rep. Cannaday. Authorizes county commissioners to offer a bounty of up to $10 for feral swine; requiring proof of killing and providing procedures for collecting the bounty. Bill would be effective Nov. 1, 2012, and bill goes dormant in the House Agriculture, Wildlife and Environment Committee.
House Bill 2191 by Rep. Tibbs. Prohibiting the breeding of certain exotic animals and providing for enforcement penalties in Title 29 of the wildlife code. Bill would be effective Nov. 1, 2012, and bill goes dormant in the House Judiciary Committee.
House Bill 2282 by Rep. Glenn. Creates a three-day paddlefish-only permit for residents and non-residents for $26. Bill would be effective immediately upon passage, and bill goes dormant in the House Appropriations Committee, Natural Resources Subcommittee.
House Bill 2356 by Reps. Vaughan, Shoemake and Kouplen, Sen. Fields and Wyrick. Requires persons entering onto the land of another for the purpose of retrieving domestic livestock or other animals to notify the County Sheriff and provide their name and driver license number if they are unable to contact the owner of the property. Bill would be effective Nov. 1, 2012. Bill passes the House 83-11. Title stricken and passed by the Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Committee. Bill goes dormant in the  Senate.
House Bill 2507 by Rep. Russ. Allowing nonwildlife activities that are otherwise permitted outside of hunting seasons to be permitted during hunting seasons, providing the individuals comply with blaze orange requirements and possess a Wildlife Conservation Passport. Such activities would include but not be limited to picnicking, hiking, backpacking and horseback riding. Bill would be effective immediately upon passage. Bill goes dormant in the House Agriculture, Wildlife and Environment Committee.
House Bill 2523 by Rep. Steve Martin and Sen. Coates. Creating a one-day non-resident fishing license for $15. Bill passed 66-26 but emergency fails. Amended and passed by the Senate 44-0. House rejects Senate amendments.  Bill goes dormant in conference committee.
House Bill 2533 by Rep. Pruett and Sen. Allen. Providing permitting and licensing requirements for persons to be licensed to capture nuisance wildlife for commercial purposes and exempting certain persons. Bill would be effective immediately upon passage. Bill passed by the House 78-11. Bill goes dormant in the Senate Tourism and Wildlife Committee.
House Bill 2609 by Rep. Blackwell. Prohibiting crossbows and conventional longbows with devices that allow the bow to be held mechanically at full or partial draw as legal means during antelope archery season. Specifying that no person may hunt antelope, except from Aug. 15 to the day before the first day of whitetail deer archery season, both dates inclusive. Also specifying that nothing shall prevent exotic livestock from being killed. Specifying that “exotic livestock” means commercially raised exotic livestock including animals of the antilocapridae group. Bill would be effective Nov. 1, 2012. Bill goes dormant in the House Agriculture, Wildlife and Environment Committee.
House Bill 3001 by Rep. Newell. Providing for a 23-day deer gun season starting the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Bill would be effective Nov. 1, 2012. Bill goes dormant in the House Agriculture, Wildlife and Environment Committee.
House Bill 3045 by Rep. Osborn and Sen. Treat. Providing that the Governor shall have the power, subject to confirmation by the Senate, to appoint and replace any gubernatorial appointments on any agency, board or commission. Bill would be effective Nov. 1, 2012. Flour amendments considered; measure failed 37-55.