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Second Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 980587.01 JLB
SENATE BILL 98144
STATE OF COLORADO
BY SENATOR Rupert;
also REPRESENTATIVE Udall.
AGR., NATURAL RESOURCES &
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING A REDUCTION OF INCENTIVES TO KILL DEPREDATING
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments that may be subsequently
Eliminates the $1.00 bounty paid for each coyote
killed, the $2.00 bounty paid for each wolf killed, and provisions
related to the claiming of any such bounty. States that any depredating
animal killed because it posed a threat to an agricultural product
or resource remains the property of the division of wildlife.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. 3540101 (1), Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
3540101. Powers and duties of the commissioner rules and regulations agreements. (1) It is the duty of the commissioner to control depredating animals within the state of Colorado to reduce economic losses to agricultural products or resources, except as otherwise set forth in subsection (4) of this section AND THIS SUBSECTION (1). The commissioner has exclusive jurisdiction, as described in this article, over the control of depredating animals; EXCEPT THAT ANY DEPREDATING ANIMAL KILLED UNDER THIS ARTICLE SHALL REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THE DIVISION OF WILDLIFE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES.
SECTION 2. Repeal. 3540107, Colorado Revised Statutes, is repealed as follows:
3540107. Bounty on coyote,
person who kills any wolf, coyote, or any number of such animals
within this state, shall receive a premium of one dollar for each
coyote killed, and for each wolf killed two dollars, to be paid
as provided in sections 3540107 to 3540112.
SECTION 3. Repeal. 3540108, Colorado Revised Statutes, is repealed as follows:
3540108. Scalps produced, claimant.
(1)Any person claiming any premium
shall produce the scalps, including the entire ears, to the county
treasurer of the county in which the wolf or coyote was killed,
within three months after the killing, and shall take or subscribe
the following oath (or affirmation) before the treasurer:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that
the scalp (or scalps) here produced by me this day is (or are)
of a wolf, or coyote (as the case may be, giving number), within
the county of .............. and that the said animal (or animals)
was (or were) killed by .............. within the boundaries
of the state of Colorado."
(2) The treasurer shall append
the usual jurat to such oath, subscribed by him as such officer.
SECTION 4. Repeal. 3540109, Colorado Revised Statutes, is repealed as follows:
3540109. Bounties paid by state.
All such bounties shall be paid by
the state treasurer in the manner as provided in sections 3540107
SECTION 5. Repeal. 3540110, Colorado Revised Statutes, is repealed as follows:
3540110. Record of scalps delivered
warrant for payment.
is the duty of the county treasurer of each county wherein the
wolf or coyote was killed to keep a suitable and separate book
for recording the killings. He shall keep an accurate account
of all scalps delivered together with the day and date of their
receipt and the name of the person delivering the same and issue
to the person delivering the scalps and complying with the provisions
of sections 3540107 to 3540112 an order
upon the controller for the amount due to such person. Upon receipt
of said order the controller shall draw his warrant in favor of
such person upon the treasurer of the state who shall pay the
same out of moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
SECTION 6. Repeal. 3540111, Colorado Revised Statutes, is repealed as follows:
3540111. Scalp taken out of state
person offering, for the purpose of obtaining said bounty, the
scalp of any coyote or wolf that was killed outside of the boundaries
of the state of Colorado, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon
conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than
ten dollars nor more than fifty dollars for each such offense,
together with all costs attending such suit.
SECTION 7. Repeal. 3540112, Colorado Revised Statutes, is repealed as follows:
3540112. County treasurer to administer
county treasurer shall be authorized to administer oaths for the
purposes of sections 3540107 to 3540112.
SECTION 8. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.