HOUSE BILL 499
AN ACT RELATING TO THE USE OF FIREARMS IN GATES COUNTY AND HERTFORD COUNTY.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. Chapter 1333 of the Session Laws of 1973 (Second Session 1974) is hereby amended by striking from line 2 of Section 5 thereof the words "Gates and Hertford".
Sec. 2. It shall be unlawful for any person, association of persons, firm or corporation to possess any centerfire rifle upon or on the lands of another or to hunt with such centerfire rifle upon the lands of another without first having secured the express written permission of the owner or lessee of the land upon which such rifle is possessed or hunted with or over or across which such centerfire rifle is discharged. Said written permission must be in the possession of the person who has possession of such centerfire rifle and said permission shall be good for only one year from the issuance thereof.
Sec. 3. It shall be unlawful for any person, association of persons, firm or corporation to discharge any centerfire rifle from, to or across any State-maintained road or highway or to hunt from, to or across any State-maintained road or highway. This act shall not be interpreted to make unlawful the mere possession of a centerfire rifle on any State-maintained road or highway when such rifle is being transported within or on any motor vehicle.
Sec. 4. Any person, association of persons, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined a sum not to exceed fifty dollars ($50.00) or imprisonment not to exceed 30 days, or both fined and imprisoned, in the discretion of the court.
Sec. 5. All law enforcement officers, including wildlife protectors, shall have authority to enforce the provisions of this act.
Sec. 6. Chapter 169 of the Session Laws of 1959 and all other laws and clauses of laws inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
Sec. 7. This act shall apply to Gates County and Hertford County only.
Sec. 8. This act shall become effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 5th day of May, 1975.