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S. 2422 (110th): Computer-Assisted Remote Hunting Act

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 6, 2007 (Introduced).


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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2422

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 6, 2007

(for himself, Mr. Leahy, and Mr. Feingold) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain computer-assisted remote hunting, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Computer-Assisted Remote Hunting Act.

2.

Computer-assisted remote hunting facilities

(a)

Offense

Chapter 3 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

49.

Computer-assisted remote hunting

(a)

Prohibition

Whoever, using any instrumentality of interstate or foreign commerce, knowingly makes available a computer-assisted remote hunt shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.

(b)

Exception

Providing an instrumentality of commerce, such as equipment or access to the Internet, is not a violation of this section unless the provider intends the use of the equipment or access for a computer-assisted remote hunt.

(c)

Construction with other law

Nothing in this section limits the power of State and local authorities to enact laws or regulations concerning computer-assisted remote hunting facilities.

(d)

Definitions

In this section—

(1)

the term computer-assisted remote hunt means any use of a computer or any other device, equipment, or software to allow a person remotely to control the aiming and discharge of a weapon so as to kill or injure an animal while not in the physical presence of the weapon; and

(2)

the term instrumentality of interstate commerce means any written, wire, radio, television, or other form of communication in, or using a facility of, interstate commerce.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 3 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

Sec. 49. Computer-assisted remote hunting.

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