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Fish and Game Code - FGC

DIVISION 2. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE [700 - 1950]

  ( Heading of Division 2 amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 154, Sec. 21. )

CHAPTER 1.5. Wildlife Violator Compact [716 - 717.2]

  ( Chapter 1.5 added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 398, Sec. 3. )

ARTICLE 3. Issuing State Violation Procedures [716.4- 716.4.]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 398, Sec. 3. )

716.4.
  

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, when issuing a citation for a wildlife violation for purposes of this chapter, a wildlife officer of the issuing state may issue a citation to any person whose primary residence is in a participating state in the same manner as though the person were a resident of the issuing state, and shall not require that person to post collateral to secure appearance, except as provided in subdivision (b), if the officer receives the personal recognizance of the person that he or she will comply with the terms of the citation.

(b) Personal recognizance is acceptable unless prohibited by ordinance of a city or county, the policy of the issuing agency, a procedure or regulation, or by the compact manual, and only if the violator provides adequate proof of identification to the wildlife officer.

(c) Upon conviction or failure of a person to comply with the terms of a wildlife citation, the appropriate wildlife officer shall report the conviction or failure to comply to the licensing authority of the participating state in which the wildlife citation was issued. The report shall be made in accordance with procedures specified by the issuing state, and shall contain information as prescribed in the compact manual.

(d) Upon receipt of the report of conviction or noncompliance pursuant to subdivision (c), the licensing authority of the issuing state shall transmit to the licensing authority of the home state of the violator the information in the form and content prescribed in the compact manual.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 398, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2002. Compact effective as prescribed in Section 716.9.)

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