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2012 Statute

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32-1047. Seizure of wildlife, devices, equipment and firearms; disposition. The department is hereby empowered and directed to seize and possess any wildlife which is taken, possessed, sold or transported unlawfully, and any steel trap, snare or other device or equipment used in taking or transporting wildlife unlawfully or during closed season. The department is hereby authorized and directed to:

(a) Sell the seized item, including wildlife parts with a dollar value, and remit the proceeds to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. If the seized item is a firearm that has been forfeited pursuant to K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 21-6307, and amendments thereto, then it may be sold unless: (1) The firearm is significantly altered in any manner; or (2) the sale and public possession of such firearm is otherwise prohibited by law. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the wildlife fee fund; or

(b) retain the seized item for educational, scientific or department operational purposes.

History: L. 1927, ch. 221, § 15; L. 1985, ch. 132, § 2; L. 1989, ch. 118, § 133; L. 2001, ch. 5, § 103; L. 2003, ch. 121, § 5; L. 2011, ch. 30, § 148; July 1.

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