SB 14 (2023)
Regulate game cameras
Forbids a hunter from taking an animal within twenty-four hours of spotting the animal on a game camera. This bill also requires the owner of a game camera to get written permission from the property owner before placing a camera. The camera owner must also label the camera with name and contact information. Breaking the law would be a violation, with a fine up to $1,000.
The House amended the bill so that a hunter cannot take an animal on the same calendar day they see an animal on a camera. Hunters would still have to label the camera with contact information and get permission from the property owner to place a game camera. The amended bill lowers the fine to $125.
The House amended the bill to also reduce the penalty for a first-time drug possession offense to a misdemeanor. This is similar to HB 473.
A conference committee of representatives and senators failed to agree on a final version of the bill. However, game camera regulations were added to a different bill, HB 221.