STATE OF NEW JERSEY
PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2016 SESSION
Assemblyman TIM EUSTACE
District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)
Prohibits use of snares in trapping of wildlife
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel.
An Act prohibiting the use of snares in the trapping of wildlife, supplementing Title 23 of the Revised Statutes, and amending R.S.23:4-22.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. (New section) No person may set or use snare in the trapping of wildlife. A person violating this section shall be liable to a penalty of up to $50 for each snare set or used in violation of this section.
2. R.S.23:4-22 is amended to read as follows:
23:4-22. No person shall set or use any snare, snood, net, trap or other device for the catching or trapping of a bird or animal above the level of the surrounding ground and commonly known as "pole [traps" .] traps." Nothing contained herein shall prohibit the lawful setting of traps or [snares] other such devices other than snares on the ground or prohibit trapping by the board or its employees on fish hatcheries or game farms. A person violating this section shall be liable to a penalty of [twenty dollars] $20 for each snare, snood, net, trap or device [so] set or used in violation of this section.
3. This act shall take effect immediately.
This bill would prohibit the use or setting of snares in the trapping of wildlife. A person violating this provision would be subject to a penalty of up to $50 for each such snare set or used in violation of the bill. The bill also clarifies current law concerning “pole traps” to be consistent with the provisions of section 1 of this bill.