GAME AND WILDLIFE CODE (34 PA.C.S.) - VOUCHERS FOR LICENSES
                  Act of Jul. 9, 2008, P.L. 927, No. 67               Cl. 34
                             Session of 2008
                               No. 2008-67

     HB 1116

                                  AN ACT

     Amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
        Statutes, providing for vouchers for licenses.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  Section 502(b) of Title 34 of the Pennsylvania
     Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:
      § 502.  Collection fee for uncollectible checks.
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        (b)  Voidness for uncollectibility.--Any license, permit,
     voucher or privilege granted by the uncollectible check or other
     instrument shall be void until all fees are paid by a negotiable
     check or instrument.
        Section 2.  Title 34 is amended by adding a section to read:
      § 2712.  Vouchers for licenses and permits.
        (a)  General rule.--The commission may make available, at its
     offices and through its issuing agents, vouchers for licenses
     and permits that may be purchased on behalf of a third party.
     The voucher shall be in the format prescribed by the commission
     and shall contain the following information:
            (1)  A voucher number.
            (2)  The identifying number of the issuing agent.
            (3)  The type of license or permit for which the voucher
        may be redeemed.
            (4)  The date of issuance.
            (5)  The date of expiration.
        (b)  Fees.--A person purchasing a voucher shall pay the costs
     for the type of license or permit being purchased and the
     issuing agent fee as provided in sections 2709 (relating to
     license costs and fees) and 2904 (relating to permit fees).
        (c)  Redemption.--The voucher shall only be redeemed for the
     type of license or permit indicated on the voucher and for which
     the applicable fees have been paid by the voucher purchaser.
     Vouchers shall be redeemed prior to their expiration date. No
     issuing agent fee shall be paid at the time of redemption. A
     voucher shall be redeemed by any issuing agent regardless of
     where the voucher was purchased. At the time of redemption, the
     bearer of a voucher shall establish that the bearer meets the
     eligibility requirements for the type of license or permit
     indicated on the voucher, and the issuing agent that redeems the
     voucher shall secure positive proof of identification, residency
     and age from the bearer.
        (d)  Restrictions.--The bearer of a voucher is subject to all
     restrictions relating to the issuance, denial or revocation of a
     license or permit provided in this title or any other title, law
     or regulation. A voucher does not constitute a hunting or
     furtaker license or permit, and it is unlawful to use a voucher
     in lieu of a hunting or furtaker license or permit.
        (e)  Regulations.--The commission may promulgate regulations
     to implement this section.
        (f)  Penalties.--Any person violating this section or the
     regulations promulgated under this section commits a summary
     offense of the fifth degree.
        Section 3.  Section 2724 of Title 34 is amended to read:
      § 2724.  Record of license sales.
        (a)  Daily record.--Each place where licenses are sold shall
     maintain a complete daily record of all license and voucher
     transactions, including applications received, in the manner and
     form prescribed by the director. The applications, licenses and
     records shall be made available, during normal business hours,
     for immediate inspection to any officer charged with the
     enforcement of this title or any representative of the Office of
     the Auditor General or Attorney General.
        (b)  Monthly report.--Within five days following the first
     day of each month, each issuing agent shall forward to the
     director, on forms supplied by the commission, a complete report
     of licenses and vouchers issued, in correct numerical sequence,
     together with all moneys collected from the sale of licenses and
     any other information required by the director.
        Section 4.  This act shall take effect in 60 days.

     APPROVED--The 9th day of July, A. D. 2008.

     EDWARD G. RENDELL