Senate Bill 117
147th General Assembly (2013 - 2014)
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO WILDLIFE.
The Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact (IWVC) is a nationwide law enforcement network aimed at preventing lawbreakers who have lost their hunting, fishing, and/or trapping privileges in one state due to egregious crimes, such as poaching against wildlife or fisheries resources, from carrying out those activities in other states. By joining 39 other compact states in this agreement, Delaware would gain access to license suspensions in other compact states and allow license suspensions in our own state to be shared with compact states. The sharing of license suspensions works as a deterrent, preventing those convicted of egregious wildlife and fisheries crimes in other states from repeating the same crimes in Delaware and vice versa. The IWVC is managed through an electronic database and this legislation would enable DNREC to become a Compact member and implement Compact provisions on or before July 1, 2016. Recognizing the uncertainty that exists with funding, capacity, and technological challenges, DNREC may apply to the General Assembly if an extension is necessary for a maximum of three years from the July 1, 2016 deadline.
Takes effect upon being signed into law