Introduced by Sen. Bob Morton, (R - Kettle Falls) (R) on January 13, 2003
To change specified fish and wildlife crimes from misdemeanors to infractions. These crimes include the taking, harming, harassment, possession, or transport of protected fish or wildlife; unlawful trapping of wild animals, game animals, or furbearing mammals without proper licenses, tags, or permits; unlawful use of dogs; knowingly transporting shellfish, shellstock, or equipment used in commercial culturing, taking, handling, or processing shellfish without a permit, etc. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Parks, Fish and Wildlife Committee on January 13, 2003
But the bill did not receive a hearing by the cutoff date so it is considered a “dead bill” (although technically the bill could become active at any time during the 2003-2004 session).