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      RS 56:302.2     


§302.2.  Exception for certain residents, nonresidents, and military personnel from purchase or possession of basic recreational and saltwater license

A.  Residents and nonresidents under sixteen years of age are not required to obtain a basic recreational fishing license or saltwater license, but must have proof of age in their possession whenever fishing.

B.  The following recreational fishermen, upon identification and proof of disability satisfactory to the department, shall be issued a basic recreational fishing license and saltwater license without payment of any fees:

(1)  A resident who is a veteran of the armed forces, the Louisiana Army National Guard, or the Louisiana Air National Guard, having a permanent service connected disability classification of fifty percent or more.

(2)  A resident who is blind, paraplegic, or is a single or multiple amputee, or is required to use one or more artificial limbs or permanent braces for mobility as a result of a permanent and total disability.

C.  The secretary may exempt for good cause persons or groups of people from the basic fishing license or the saltwater license.  Such exemption shall be in the form of a letter of permit from the secretary.  The commission is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations which establish the criteria for such exemptions and which otherwise implement this exemption.

D.  Any resident of Louisiana who is the surviving spouse of a member of the United States Armed Forces, the Louisiana Army National Guard, or the Louisiana Air National Guard who was killed in action while in a combat zone, upon showing identification and documentation satisfactory to the department, shall be issued recreational and saltwater fishing licenses for a total fee of two dollars and fifty cents.

Acts 1986, No. 904, §1; Acts 1990, No. 236, §1; Acts 1991, No. 587, §1, eff. July 16, 1991; Acts 1993, No. 290, §1; Acts 1995, No. 197, §1; Acts 2000, 2d Ex. Sess., No. 1, §§3, 4, eff. June 26, 2000; Acts 2004, No. 438, §1; Acts 2014, No. 56, §1.

NOTE:  SEE ACTS 1986, NO. 904, §5.

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