View Amendment Current Amendment: 223R003.GEC.docx to Bill 223     The Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry proposed the following amendment (223R003.GEC):
    Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 1 and inserting:

/     SECTION 1.     Article 1, Chapter 11, Title 50 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

    "Section 50-11-108.     (A)     It is lawful for a person to kill or attempt to kill an animal when such act would otherwise be a violation of Title 50 if the person reasonably concludes it is necessary for the purpose of:
        (1)     self-defense;
        (2)     defense of another person; or
        (3)     defense of domestic animals.
    (B)     Any person who kills or attempts to kill a big game animal or alligator pursuant to subsection (A) must immediately report the incident to the Department of Natural Resources. No big game animal or alligator taken as provided for in this section may be retained by the person or persons taking the big game animal or alligator. The big game animal or alligator carcass must be surrendered to the Department of Natural Resources. Failure to report the incident or surrender the carcass is a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, may result in a fine of up to one thousand dollars.
    (C)     Notwithstanding this section, all other laws protecting and regulating taking of big game and alligators shall apply."        
    Renumber sections to conform.
    Amend title to conform.