1501:31-1-03 Interstate wildlife violator compact.

(A) Upon conviction of any law relative to the taking, possession, protection, preservation, or propagation of wild animals or their habitat, or litter, or destruction or injury to persons or property while hunting or trapping, or safety or weapons violations, or license violations, or hunting, trapping or fishing without permission violations and the suspension of hunting or fishing or trapping rights and privileges of a person by any member state in the interstate wildlife violator compact, the chief or their designee shall revoke or suspend such rights and privileges and each hunting license, fur taker permit, deer permit, wild turkey permit, wetlands habitat stamp and fishing license issued to that person under Chapter 1531. or 1533. of the Revised Code.

(1) Such revocation or suspension shall be imposed if a same or similar violation could have resulted in a suspension of such licenses, permits or privileges had the violation occurred in Ohio.

(2) No fee for such a license or permit shall be returned to the person.

(3) Such a revocation or suspension shall expire at the same time as the original suspension in the interstate wildlife violator compact member state.

(B) The chief or their designee, upon notification of a persons failure to comply with a citation, summons or complaint issued in another member state in the interstate wildlife violator compact, for a violation of any law relative to the taking, possession, protection, preservation or propagation of wild animals, or their habitat, or litter, or destruction or injury to persons or property while hunting or trapping, or safety or weapons violations, or license violations, or hunting, trapping or fishing without permission violations shall suspend such persons hunting or fishing or trapping rights and privileges and each hunting license, fur taker permit, deer permit, wild turkey permit, wetlands habitat stamp and fishing license issued under Chapters 1531. and 1533. of the Revised Code.

(1) No fee for such a license or permit shall be returned to the person.

(2) The suspension shall be lifted when the person comes in to compliance with the citation, summons or complaint.

(3) The person may request a hearing within thirty days of the effective date of the suspension to determine if the requirements for suspension have been met.

(C) It shall be unlawful for any person having a license or permit suspended or revoked under this rule to engage in hunting, trapping or fishing, or purchase, apply for or receive any such license or permit until such revocation or suspension has expired or been lifted.

(D) It shall be unlawful for any person to fail to surrender within the specified time any current Ohio hunting license, fur taker permit, deer permit, wild turkey permit, wetlands habitat stamp or fishing license when ordered to do so under this rule.

(E) A copy of the text of the interstate wildlife violators compact can be found on the Ohio division of wildlife website at WildOhio.com.

Effective: 07/01/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/29/2010 and 06/30/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1531.06 , 1531.08 , 1531.10 , 1531.133
Rule Amplifies: 1531.133
Prior Effective Dates: 11/24/2008