Fish and Wildlife

Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact

SECTION 20-39-4

§ 20-39-4. Suspension of privileges for failure to comply with citation issued in participating state – Penalty.

(a) The department of environmental management may suspend the hunting, trapping, or fishing privileges of any resident of this state, upon notification from the licensing authority of an issuing state, that the resident has failed to comply with the terms of a citation issued for a wildlife violation, provided the department has complied with the requirements of § 20-39-5. The suspension remains in effect until the department receives satisfactory evidence of compliance from the issuing state.

(b) Notice of the suspension must be sent to the resident, who shall surrender all current Rhode Island hunting, trapping, or fishing licenses to the department within ten (10) days.

(c) A person who hunts, traps, or fishes, who applies for or purchases licenses or permits, or who refuses to surrender any current hunting, trapping, or fishing licenses in violation of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2013, ch. 449, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 477, § 1.)