Full Statute Name:  Arkansas. Constitutional Amendment 1. Amending the Arkansas Constitution to provide for a constitutional right to hunt, fish, trap and harvest wildlife (2010)

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Primary Citation:  Constitutional Amendment 1 (2010) Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  August, 2014 Date Adopted:  2010
Summary: This resolution proposes to amend the Arkansas Constitution to provide for a constitutional right for citizens of the state of Arkansas to hunt, fish, trap, and harvest wildlife. The resolution states that the right would be limited only by the regulations consistent with Amendment 35 of the Arkansas Constitution. It was passed in 2010 by 82.8% of voters.
Statute Text: 

Be it resolved by the Senate of the Eighty-seventh General Assembly of the state of Arkansas and by the House Of Representatives, a majority of all members elected to each House Agreeing Thereto:

That the following is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Arkansas, and upon being submitted to the electors of the state for approval or rejection at the next general election for Senators and Representatives, if a majority of the electors voting thereon at the election adopt the amendment, the amendment shall become a part of the Constitution of the State of Arkansas, to wit:

SECTION 1.

(a)(1) Citizens of the state of Arkansas have a right to hunt, fish, trap, and harvest wildlife. (2) The right to hunt, fish, trap, and harvest wildlife shall be subject only to regulations that promote sound wildlife conservation and management and are consistent with Amendment 35 of the Arkansas Constitution.

(b) Public hunting, fishing, and trapping shall be a preferred means of managing and controlling non-threatened species and citizens may use traditional methods for harvesting wildlife.

(c) Nothing in this amendment shall be construed to alter, repeal, or modify:

(1) Any provision of Amendment 35 to the Arkansas Constitution; (2) Any common law or statute relating to trespass, private property rights, eminent domain, public ownership of property, or any law concerning firearms unrelated to hunting; or (3) The sovereign immunity of the State of Arkansas.

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