Expedited Bill No.
30-17
Concerning: Weapons - Discharge of
Bows - Amendments
Revised: September 25, 2017 Draft No.2-
Introduced:
September 12, 2017
Enacted:
September 26,2017
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date:
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Ch. _ _ Laws of Mont. Co. _ _ __
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Lead Sponsor: Council President Berliner, Councilmembers Leventhal, Katz, Rice, EIrich, Council
Vice President Riemer, and Councilmembers Navarro, Hucker, and Floreen
AN EXPEDITED ACT
to:
reduce the safety zone for archery hunters in the County; and
(1)
generally amend the laws governing the discharge of bows.
(2)
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 57, Weapons
Section 57-6
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EXPEDITED BILL
No. 30-17
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Sec. 1. Section 57-6 is amended as follows:
57-6. Discharge of bows.
(a)
Prohibition.
A person must not discharge a bow in the COlmty:
(1 )
(2)
from, onto, or across a public road;
[into or within 100 yards of] in violation of the archery hunting
safety zone established in Md. Code, Natural Resources,
§
10-41 0,
as amended, surrounding a building or camp designed for human
occupancy without the owner or occupant's written consent; or
(3)
from, onto, or across public or private property without the owner
or occupant's written consent;
(b)
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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A bow hunter must report the failure to recover a wounded deer to the
County Police at the end of an unsuccessful search for the animal.
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Expedited Effective Date.
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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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EXPEDITED BILL
No. 30-17
Approved:
Date
Approved:
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
This is a correct copy o/Council action.
Date
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
Date
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Expedited Bill No.
30-17
Concerning: Weapons - Discharge of
Bows - Amendments
Revised: September 25, 2017 Draft No.2-
Introduced:
September 12, 2017
Enacted:
September 26,2017
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date:
---'-'NC!:<.on~e"__
_ _ _ _ __
Ch. _ _ Laws of Mont. Co. _ _ __
I
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Lead Sponsor: Council President Berliner, Councilmembers Leventhal, Katz, Rice, EIrich, Council
Vice President Riemer, and Councilmembers Navarro, Hucker, and Floreen
AN EXPEDITED ACT
to:
reduce the safety zone for archery hunters in the County; and
(1)
generally amend the laws governing the discharge of bows.
(2)
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 57, Weapons
Section 57-6
Boldface
Underlining
[Single boldface brackets]
Double underlining
[[Double boldface brackets]]
* * *
Heading or defined term.
Added to existing law by original bill.
Deletedfrom existing law by original bill,
Added by amendment.
Deletedfrom existing law or the bill by amendment.
Existing law unaffected by bill.
The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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EXPEDITED BILL
No. 30-17
1
Sec. 1. Section 57-6 is amended as follows:
57-6. Discharge of bows.
(a)
Prohibition.
A person must not discharge a bow in the COlmty:
(1 )
(2)
from, onto, or across a public road;
[into or within 100 yards of] in violation of the archery hunting
safety zone established in Md. Code, Natural Resources,
§
10-41 0,
as amended, surrounding a building or camp designed for human
occupancy without the owner or occupant's written consent; or
(3)
from, onto, or across public or private property without the owner
or occupant's written consent;
(b)
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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4
5
6
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8
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10
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12
13
14
15
16
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A bow hunter must report the failure to recover a wounded deer to the
County Police at the end of an unsuccessful search for the animal.
Sec. 2.
Expedited Effective Date.
17
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19
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.
-2-
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EXPEDITED BILL
No. 30-17
Approved:
Date
Approved:
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
This is a correct copy o/Council action.
Date
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
Date
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