SB 6598 - DIGEST

Provides that any county composed entirely of islands, any of which are connected with the mainland by state highway, may, after the effective date of this act, allow hunting on county-owned lands that contain a trail system constructed or maintained for purposes of outdoor recreation or on county-owned waterfront property surrounded on all sides by homes only where: (1) The county sheriff's office is provided with the resources necessary to secure the safety of all persons and property on and around such county-owned lands available for hunting;

(2) The board of county commissioners holds, at least annually, a public hearing on the issue of hunting on such county-owned lands; and

(3) Notice of the dates and specific county-owned lands on which hunting will be allowed is given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the county at least one week prior to, and weekly during, the use of such lands for hunting.