Subchapter A. GENERAL


Sec.


143.1.    Definitions.
143.2.    Display of licenses.
143.3.    [Reserved].
143.4.    [Reserved].
143.5.    [Reserved].
143.6.    [Reserved].
143.7.    [Reserved].
143.8.    [Reserved].
143.9.    Application period for senior licenses.
143.10.    Fee for return postage.
143.11.    Internet license sales.
143.12.    Hunter education training.
143.13.    Change of residency registration.

§ 143.1. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Agent—A person appointed under Chapter 27, Subchapter B of the act (relating to agents) who is authorized to issue the licenses provided for in the act and this part.

   Customer ID number—The unique customer identifier permanently assigned to each customer of the Commission’s PALS.

   PALS—Pennsylvania Automated Licensing System—The Commission’s computer-based automated licensing system that facilitates the purchase and creation of license products at the agent location.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.1 amended under The Game Law (34 P. S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.1 amended May 2, 1980, effective September 1, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 1806; amended July 10, 1981, effective July 11, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2496; amended April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1399; amended May 27, 1983, effective May 28, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 1778; amended September 16, 1983, effective September 17, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 2841; amended July 13, 1984, effective July 14, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 2419; amended July 11, 1986, effective July 12, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 2527; amended June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (332031) to (322032).

§ 143.2. Display of licenses.

 It is unlawful to fail or neglect to follow instructions given for display of licenses, tags or stamps required by the act, this part or on the tag.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.2 amended under The Game Law (34 P. S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.2 adopted September 18, 1981, effective September 19, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 3219; amended April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1399; amended May 27, 1983, effective May 28, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 1780; amended July 13, 1984, effective July 14, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 2419; amended February 22, 1985, effective February 23, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 680; amended July 5, 1985, effective July 6, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 2468; amended July 11, 1986, effective July 12, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 2527; amended June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (110928) to (110930) and (113257).

§ 143.3. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.3 adopted March 5, 1982, effective March 6, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 874; amended February 21, 1986, effective February 22, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 527; amended November 7, 1986, effective November 8, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 4405; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (113257) to (113259).

§ 143.4. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.4 adopted July 1, 1983, effective July 2, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 2066; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (113259).

§ 143.5. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.5 adopted July 13, 1984, effective July 14, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 2419; amended July 5, 1985, effective July 6, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 2468; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (113259) to (113260).

§ 143.6. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.6 adopted February 11, 1984, effective February 12, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 450; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (104973).

§ 143.7. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.7 adopted July 13, 1984, effective July 14, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 2420; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (104973) to (104974).

§ 143.8. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.8 adopted July 5, 1985, effective July 6, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 2468; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (104974).

§ 143.9. Application period for senior licenses.

 For the purpose of issuing a senior license, the year of application shall be the period beginning July 1 and ending June 30 of the year next following to coincide with the license year.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.9 issued under The Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2707 and 2722(g).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.9 adopted August 18, 2000, effective August 19, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 4354.

§ 143.10. Fee for return postage.

 An additional fee, based on prevailing first-class postage rates and set through written authorization of the Executive Director, shall be remitted by an applicant who applies for a general hunting or furtaker license by mail order, fax or over the Internet. For this fee, licenses will be returned to applicants by standard first-class mail.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.10 issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.10 adopted March 16, 2001, effective March 17, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 1460; amended March 8, 2002, effective March 9, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 1305. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (282125).

§ 143.11. Internet license sales.

 For individuals who already possess a valid hunting license and opt to purchase an archery, muzzleloader, migratory game bird license online, the license holder shall print the receipt, sign in the space provided and carry while afield.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.11 issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2708 and 2722(g)(2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.11 adopted June 8, 2001, effective June 9, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2926; amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (308893) to (308894).

§ 143.12. Hunter education training.

 (a)  Course registration fees. Upon application for enrollment in each fee-based hunter education course, a student shall remit the associated, nonrefundable course registration fee in the form of cash, credit card, check or money order. Checks or money orders must be made payable to the ‘‘Pennsylvania Game Commission.’’

 (b)  Online hunter-trapper education independent study. The Commission may develop and implement an online hunter-trapper education course of study as a convenience to license buyers seeking first-time or supplemental training and certification. The Director will establish the course of instruction and assess vendor fees that may be incurred through this course of instruction and certification.

 (c)  Training certificate. The Commission will issue an appropriate certificate of training to each student who successfully completes an approved hunter education course. The Commission will issue a replacement hunter education training certificate to a person who provides sufficient affirmation or evidence of successful completion of that course of instruction. A certificate replacement fee shall be remitted by any person requesting a replacement hunter education training certificate.

 (d)  Waiver. The Director may waive any course registration fee required by this section when the waiver is determined to be consistent with the Commission’s hunter education training program or the intent of the act.

 (e)  Establishment of fees. The Director will establish the value of a course registration fee or certificate replacement fee required under this section.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.12 issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2722(g)(2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.12 adopted January 14, 2005, effective January 15, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 354; corrected March 28, 2008, effective March 29, 2008, 39 Pa.B. 1990; amended May 31, 2013, effective June 1, 2013, 43 Pa.B. 3007; amended March 20, 2015, effective March 21, 2015, 45 Pa.B. 1365. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (371421) to (371422).

§ 143.13. Change of residency registration.

 (a)  General rule. A change in residency status from resident to nonresident or from nonresident to resident, as defined in sections 102, 2702 and 2703 of the act (relating to definitions; residents; and nonresidents), automatically invalidates a person’s hunting or furtaking license 30 days after the change in status unless the licensee completes and submits a change in residency registration to the Commission on the form provided.

 (b)  Possession and production. A change in residency registration shall be maintained with and as a part of the person’s license materials until the close of the current license year and shall be produced as a part of the person’s license materials upon request or demand of a landowner or officer whose duty it is to enforce the act.

 (c)  Fee. A fee of $6 will be assessed for a change of residency registration.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.13 adopted August 10, 2012, effective August 11, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 5215.



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