Sandoval signs illegal wildlife bill

Gov. Brian Sandoval
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Updated: 5/23/2013 12:31 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill making it illegal to possess any wildlife that was hunted, acquired or transported from another state or country in violation of laws or regulations.

Sandoval signed SB11 on Wednesday.

Violations are a misdemeanor punishable by fines up to $500 and up to six months in jail. Offenders are could be assessed civil penalties based on the type of wildlife involved.

The law takes effect July 1.

The governor also signed SB26 creating an automated statewide victim notification system.

 

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Kramer - 5/23/2013 1:41 PM
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Big Deal. If Nevada had a reasonable approach on wildlife management, this would have been law decades ago. Nice photo op, Bri'.
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