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A N A C T
RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
Introduced By: Senators Breene, Blais, and Sosnowski
Date Introduced: February 05, 2002
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Chapter 20-1 of the General Laws entitled "General Provisions" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
20-1-24. Wildlife damage act. -- For purposes of this section a wildlife population includes, but is not limited to: deer; indigenous Canadian geese; mute swans; cormorants; wild turkeys; crows; coyotes and furbearers. The department of environmental management shall establish a program of financial assistance to farmers when state or federal funds become available, for the purpose of establishing preventive practices to protect damage to crops by wildlife. The director of the department is authorized and empowered to establish rules and regulations to enforce the provisions of this section.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.