ENTITLED, An Act to revise provisions regarding the locating and spotting of predators or varmints from a drone.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That § 41-8-39 be amended to read:
41-8-39. It is a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to:
(1) Kill or attempt to kill any wild bird or animal from an aircraft, except as otherwise provided for in § 41-8-39.1; or
(2) Use an aircraft for the purpose of hunting, taking, concentrating, driving, rallying, stirring up, locating, or spotting any wild bird or animal, except that the prohibition in this subdivision does not apply to a person who uses a drone for the purpose of locating or spotting a predator or varmint, provided:
(a) The activity occurs only on or over land that is privately owned;
(b) The person operating the drone is the landowner or has permission from the landowner or a lessee; and
(c) The activity does not occur during the months of September, October, or November.
An Act to revise provisions regarding the locating and spotting of predators or varmints from a drone.
I certify that the attached Act originated in the
HOUSE as Bill No. 1073
Speaker of the House
President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
House Bill No. 1073
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______
Received at this Executive Office this _____ day of _____________ ,
20____ at ____________ M.
for the Governor
The attached Act is hereby approved this ________ day of ______________ , A.D., 20___
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
Office of the Secretary of State
Filed ____________ , 20___
at _________ o'clock __ M.
Secretary of State
Asst. Secretary of State