23:3-4.2 Applicants 10 or over; certificate showing completion of gun safety course.
1. a. Notwithstanding any provisions contained in sections 23:3-1 to 23:3-22 of the Revised Statutes, concerning the issuance of resident or nonresident firearm hunting licenses, at the time an application for a firearm hunting license that is not an apprentice license is made by an applicant above the age of 10, to whom a license other than an apprentice license has not previously been issued, such applicant shall present to the issuing agent a certificate stating that the applicant has satisfactorily completed a course in gun safety, which shall be signed by an agent of the Division of Fish and Wildlife designated for the purpose whose fitness to give instructions in safe gun handling has been determined by the Division of Fish and Wildlife of the Department of Environmental Protection. A person above the age of 10 who previously has held a license to engage in hunting, other than an apprentice license, shall not be entitled to purchase another such license in a subsequent year unless at the time of making application he shall submit to the license issuing agent his license of a previous year, or a certification from the Division of Fish and Wildlife stating that he held such a license.
b.An applicant for an apprentice firearm hunting license shall be exempt from the requirement to show that the person has completed a course in gun safety as provided in subsection a. of this section.
L.1954, c.57, s.1; amended 1971, c.381, s.2; 2015, c.83, s.4.
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