HOUSE BILL No. 2762
(Amended by Chapter 159)
An Act concerning wildlife and parks; relating to controlled
shooting areas; inspections;
hunter safety education; amending K.S.A. 32-920 and K.S.A. 1999
Supp. 32-945 and
repealing the existing sections.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 32-945
is hereby amended to read as
follows: 32-945. (a) Upon receipt of
new application for a license to
operate a controlled shooting area, the secretary shall
cause an inspection
to be made of inspect:
(1) The proposed licensed area described
in such application;
(2) the premises and facilities where
game birds are to be propagated,
raised and liberated;
(3) the cover for game birds on such
(4) the ability of the applicants to
operate a controlled shooting area.
(b) Upon receipt of a renewal
application for a license to operate a
controlled shooting area, the secretary may inspect as provided
(c) If the secretary finds that
the area contains not less nor more than
the number of acres required by K.S.A. 32-944 and amendments
is contiguous and has the proper requirements and facilities for
eration of a controlled shooting area and that the issuing of the
will otherwise be in the public interest, the secretary may approve
application and issue the controlled shooting area license.
(c) (d) A
controlled shooting area license expires on June 30 of the
operational year for which issued.
(d) (e) The
secretary shall limit controlled shooting areas so that the
total acreage licensed as controlled shooting areas in a county
exceed 3% of the total acreage of such county.
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 32-920 is hereby
amended to read as follows: 32-920.
(a) Except as provided by subsection (b), no person born on
or after July
1, 1957, shall hunt in this state on land other than such person's
unless the person has been issued a certificate of completion of an
proved hunter education course. If such person is required by law
obtain a hunting license, the person shall exhibit proof of
such course to the person issuing the license at the time of
the license. If such person is not required by law to obtain a
license or is less than 27 years of age, the person shall be in
of the person's certificate of completion of such course while
person may purchase for another person, under rules and
adopted by the secretary in accordance with K.S.A. 32-805 and
ments thereto, a lifetime hunting or combination hunting and
license without the license recipient's first having been issued a
of completion of an approved hunter education course.
(b) Prior to July 1, 2002, completion
of an approved hunter education
course shall not be required to obtain a special controlled
hunting license valid only for licensed controlled shooting
Sec. 3. K.S.A. 32-920 and K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 32-945
are hereby re-
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force
from and after its
publication in the statute book.
Approved April 16, 2000.