Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 2 of chapter 131 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1986 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "trapping", in line 3, the words:- from permit fees under the provisions of section twenty-two A.
SECTION 2. Said chapter 131 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 22 the following section:-
Section 22A. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections twenty-two, twenty-three and twenty-four, the director, with the approval of the fisheries and wildlife board, may make, alter, amend and rescind rules and regulations relative to the disposition of deer killed by means other than sport hunting. Such rules and regulations shall include, but not be limited to, the procedures for acquiring and possessing such deer, categories of persons authorized to acquire and possess such deer, and procedures and time limits for timely and accurate administration of such disposition. The director is hereby authorized to issue a permit, the cost of which shall not exceed twenty-five dollars, to each person authorized to possess such deer, and each such deer or carcass thereof shall be tagged with an official seal, of such a nature and in such a manner as the director shall prescribe. Fees accrued under this section shall be deposited in the Inland Fisheries and Game Fund, pursuant to the provisions of section two. Any deer killed by means other than sport hunting and not acquired by an individual under provisions of this section shall be disposed of by the director of law enforcement in the best interest of the commonwealth, including but not limited to, donations to civic associations, sportsmen's clubs, and churches. The commonwealth or any of its subdivisions or any employee thereof shall not assume liability for any acts leading to or arising from disposition of deer under this section.
SECTION 3. Section 72 of said chapter 131, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the sixth sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- A person shall not have in his possession or under his control in any motor vehicle or transport the carcass of a deer except as provided in rules and regulations promulgated by the director.