Honorable John Cyrier, Chair, House Committee on Culture, Recreation & Tourism
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director
Legislative Budget Board
HB1300 by Hunter (Relating to cultivated oyster mariculture; authorizing fees; requiring a permit; creating a criminal offense.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
The provisions of the bill addressed by this analysis would amend the Parks and Wildlife Code as it relates to cultivated oyster mariculture. Under the provisions of the bill, engaging in certain activities related to cultivated oyster mariculture would be punishable as a Class B Parks and Wildlife Code misdemeanor.
A Class B Parks and Wildlife Code misdemeanor is punishable by confinement in county jail for a term not to exceed 180 days and an optional fine of $200 to $2,000. This analysis assumes the provisions of the bill addressing sanctions for criminal offenses would not result in a significant impact on state correctional populations or the demand for state correctional resources.
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