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FGC Sec 3049-3055.1 General Provisions Hunter Safety (BIRDS AND MAMMALS)


FISH AND GAME CODE
SECTION 3049-3055.1





3049. It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this article
to ensure the health and safety of its citizens engaged in activities
requiring the use of hunting implements.
The Legislature finds and declares that individuals who engage in
hunting should possess an adequate understanding of hunter safety
practices, principles of conservation, and sportsmanship.
It is also the intent of the Legislature that persons so engaged
be mindful of their responsibilities to others, toward wildlife, and
toward their natural environment. The department shall take all
steps necessary to carry out the provisions of this article.



3050. (a) No hunting license may be issued to any person unless he
or she presents to the person authorized to issue that license any of
the following:
(1) Evidence that he or she has held a hunting license issued by
this state in a prior year.
(2) Evidence that he or she holds a current hunting license, or a
hunting license issued in either of the two previous hunting years by
another state or province.
(3) A certificate of completion of a course in hunter safety,
principles of conservation, and sportsmanship, as provided in this
article, with a hunter safety instruction validation stamp affixed
thereto.
(4) A certificate of successful completion of a hunter safety
course in another state or province.
(5) Evidence of completion of a course in hunter safety,
principles of conservation, and sportsmanship, which the commission
may, by regulation, require.
(b) The evidence required in subdivision (a) shall be forwarded to
the department with the license agent's report of hunting license
sales as required pursuant to Section 1055.5.
(c) Subdivision (a) does not apply to any person purchasing a
hunting license under paragraph (5) of subdivision (a) of Section
3031. However, that license may not qualify as evidence required in
subdivision (a) of this section.



3051. The department shall provide for a course of instruction in
hunter safety, principles of conservation, and sportsmanship, and for
this purpose may cooperate with any reputable association or
organization having as one of its objectives the promotion of hunter
safety, principles of conservation, and sportsmanship.
The department may designate as a hunter safety instructor any
person found by it to be competent to give instruction in the courses
required in this article. A person so appointed shall give that
course of instruction, and, upon completion thereof, shall issue to
the person instructed a certificate of completion as provided by the
department in hunter safety, principles of conservation, and
sportsmanship.
The department shall prescribe a minimum level of skill and
knowledge to be required of all hunter safety instructors, and may
limit the number of students per instructor in all required classes.

The department may revoke the certificate of any instructor when,
in the opinion of the department, it is in the best interest of the
state to do so.


3052. No fee shall be charged for the instructor's service,
however, a fee to cover the cost of giving such instructions may be
charged each person participating and receiving such instructions. A
record of such expenses shall be kept for inspection by the
department. Such expenses may include, but not be limited to, such
items as range fees, ammunition and transportation of students.



3053. In the case of loss or destruction of a certificate, a
duplicate certificate may be issued by the instructor who issued the
original certificate, or, by an instructor of the sponsoring
organization having adequate records to establish successful
completion of the prescribed course, or by the department if verified
by adequate records to establish successful completion of the
prescribed course. An administrative fee of three dollars ($3) shall
be charged for the issuance of a duplicate certificate, for the
hunting license year commencing on July 1, 1990, and, for the
following years as adjusted pursuant to Section 713.



3054. The department shall furnish information on hunter safety,
principles of conservation and sportsmanship which shall be
distributed free of charge to persons designated as hunter safety
instructors for instructional purposes.


3055. (a) Any person who applies for a hunting license and
qualifies for the license through the issuance of a certificate of
completion of a course in hunter safety, principles of conservation,
and sportsmanship as provided by this article, shall obtain a hunter
safety instruction validation stamp. The hunter safety instruction
validation stamp shall be issued by license agents for a base fee of
two dollars ($2), as adjusted under Section 713, in the same manner
as resident hunting licenses. The validation stamp shall be affixed
to the certificate of completion. A certificate of competence issued
by this state prior to January 1, 1990, shall be accepted as
equivalent to a certificate of completion issued by this state after
January 1, 1990.
(b) This section does not apply to licenses, permits,
reservations, tags, or other entitlements issued through the
Automated License Data System.



3055.1. (a) Any person who applies for a hunting license and
qualifies for the license through the issuance of a certificate of
completion of a course in hunter safety, principles of conservation,
and sportsmanship as provided by this article, shall obtain a hunter
safety instruction validation. The hunter safety instruction
validation shall be issued by license agents for a base fee of two
dollars ($2), as adjusted under Section 713, in the same manner as
resident hunting licenses. The validation shall be affixed to the
certificate of completion. A certificate of competence issued by
this state prior to January 1, 1990, shall be accepted as equivalent
to a certificate of completion issued by this state after January 1,
1990.
(b) This section applies only to licenses, permits, reservations,
tags, and other entitlements issued through the Automated License
Data System.