2021 Georgia Code
Title 27 - Game and Fish
Chapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 27-1-39. Rules and Regulations Used to Establish Criminal Violations

Universal Citation: GA Code § 27-1-39 (2021)

Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, for purposes of establishing criminal violations of the rules and regulations promulgated by the Board of Natural Resources as provided in this title, the term "rules and regulations" means those rules and regulations of the Board of Natural Resources in force and effect on January 1, 2021.

(Code 1981, §27-1-39, enacted by Ga. L. 1998, p. 1550, § 1; Ga. L. 2001, p. 1013, § 5; Ga. L. 2002, p. 1232, § 2; Ga. L. 2003, p. 654, § 2; Ga. L. 2006, p. 226, § 1/HB 338; Ga. L. 2008, p. 702, § 1/HB 239; Ga. L. 2010, p. 952, § 2/SB 474; Ga. L. 2012, p. 739, § 1/HB 869; Ga. L. 2013, p. 92, § 2/SB 136; Ga. L. 2014, p. 344, § 1/HB 783; Ga. L. 2015, p. 1056, § 2/SB 112; Ga. L. 2016, p. 432, § 3/HB 840; Ga. L. 2019, p. 808, § 2/SB 72; Ga. L. 2020, p. 827, § 2-1/HB 998; Ga. L. 2021, p. 105, § 2-2/HB 362; Ga. L. 2021, p. 922, § 27/HB 497.)

The 2016 amendment, effective July 1, 2016, substituted "January 1, 2016" for "January 1, 2015" at the end of this Code section. See Editor's notes for applicability.

The 2019 amendment, effective July 1, 2019, substituted "2019" for "2016" at the end of this Code section.

The 2020 amendment, effective August 5, 2020, substituted "January 1, 2020" for "January 1, 2019" at the end of this Code section.

The 2021 amendments. The first 2021 amendment, effective April 27, 2021, substituted "January 1, 2021" for "January 1, 2020" at the end of this Code section. The second 2021 amendment, effective May 10, 2021, part of an Act to revise, modernize, and correct the Code, revised punctuation in this Code section.

Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 2013, p. 92, § 14/SB 136, not codified by the General Assembly, provides, in part, that the amendment of this Code section by that Act "shall apply to all offenses occurring on and after May 15, 2013; provided, however, that for purposes of determining the number of prior convictions or pleas of nolo contendere pursuant to the felony provisions of paragraph (4) of subsection (m) of Code Section 52-7-12, only those offenses for which a conviction or a plea of nolo contendere is obtained on or after May 15, 2013, shall be considered."

Ga. L. 2014, p. 344, § 5/HB 783, not codified by the General Assembly, provides: "This Act shall become effective on May 1, 2014, and shall apply to offenses occurring on or after such date."

Ga. L. 2016, p. 432, § 6/HB 840, not codified by the General Assembly, provides: "This Act shall become effective on July 1, 2016, and shall apply to all offenses occurring on or after such date."

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