RS 56:104.1     

§104.1.  Hunting permits for persons with physical disabilities

A.  The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission is hereby authorized to adopt rules and regulations for the creation and issuance of hunting permits for individuals with temporary or permanent disabilities.  A temporary disability is one of such severity that it shall last for a duration of at least one year.  The rules and regulations shall provide for the duration and costs of the permits and provide for disability classifications of "wheelchair user", "mobility impairment" as defined in R.S. 47:463.4(E), and "amputee of an upper extremity".  Such permits may be issued only to those persons certified by a physician licensed to practice medicine by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners.  If the physician certifies that the disability is temporary, the person holding the permit shall be required to recertify to the department each year that such certification is still valid.  The commission rules and regulations shall provide for special hunts for persons with disabilities, special deer seasons, and access to wildlife management areas.

B.  During the formulation of the rules and regulations provided for in this Section, the commission shall request and receive advice and information from Louisiana Outdoorsmen With Disabilities, Inc.

Acts 1995, No. 1226, §1, eff. June 29, 1995; Acts 1997, No. 396, §1, eff. June 20, 1997; Acts 2006, No. 775, §1; Acts 2008, No. 51, §1, eff. June 5, 2008;  Acts 2014, No. 811, §29, eff. June 23, 2014.