Expedited Bill No.
35-14
Concerning: Weapons - Discharge of
Bows
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Amendments
Revised: Mav 14, 2014 Draft No. _1_
Introduced:
June 10, 2014
Enacted:
July 29, 2014
Executive:
August5,2014
Effective:
August 5, 2014
Sunset Date: None
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council Vice President Leventhal, Councilmember Berliner and Council President Rice
AN EXPEDITED ACT
to:
(1)
reduce the safety zone for archery hunters
in
the County; and
(2)
generally amend the laws governing the discharge ofbows.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 57, Weapons
Section 57-6
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The
County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves thefollowing Act:
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ExPEDITED BILL
No. 35--14
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Sec. 1. Section 57-6
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amended as follows:
57-6. Discharge of bows.
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Prohibition.
A person must not discharge a bow in the County:
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from, onto, or across a public road;
into or within [150] 100 yards of a building or camp designed for
human occupancy without the owner or occupant's written
consent; or
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from, onto, or across public or private property without the owner
or occupant's written consent;
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Exception.
Subsection (a) does not apply to target archery practiced in
compliance with safety guidelines established in regulations adopted
under method (2).
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Sec. 2.
Expedited Effective Date.
The Council declares that this legislation is necessary for the immediate
protection of the public interest. This Act takes effect on the date on which it
becomes law.
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Linda M.
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