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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: February 13, 2019 11:32 AM
From: Representative Neal P. Goodman
To: All House members
Subject: Theft of Trail Cameras
More and more hunters are using trail cameras to identify and pattern wildlife. Unfortunately, there has also been an increase in the number of cameras stolen. We need to do more to give hunters protection of their investment and property.

That is why I am introducing legislation to add a specific crime within the Game Code for the stealing of trail cameras and devices used to visually record wildlife. Specifically, my bill will add these cameras to the section of Title 34 that covers hunter harassment and the theft or destruction of other hunting related personal property, such as tree stands, blinds, and decoys. It also increases the penalty for such acts to a summary of the first degree and mandates the loss of a hunting license for one year. The loss of license also triggers the requirement for a violator to attend a remedial hunter education and safety course.

I hope you will join me in providing hunters this important property protection.

Introduced as HB1318