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Wyoming Statutes Title 23. Game and Fish § 23-1-701. Selling agents;  administration of oaths;  licenses, permits and game tags

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(a) The commission with the advice of the director shall appoint agents to sell game, bird and fish licenses. Any vendor engaged in the commercial sale of sporting goods and equipment who holds a valid sales tax license issued by the department of revenue under W.S. 39-15-106 may apply to the commission and shall be appointed as an agent to sell game, bird and fish licenses, permits and stamps.  At the end of each year, the commission shall renew the appointment of agents who had combined game, bird and fish license, permit and stamp sales during that year of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).  Renewal of the appointment of agents selling fish licenses only or agents serving remote locations shall not be subject to the one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) minimum sales requirement.  The commission shall provide bonding for agents for the purpose of selling game, bird and fish licenses, permits and stamps.  Bonding shall be provided upon receipt of a nonrefundable annual fee of fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fees shall be deposited in a bond pool fund except in any month when the bond pool fund contains one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) or more the fees shall be deposited in the game and fish fund.  The fee shall be paid to the commission before December 1 preceding the year for which the bond shall be in effect.  Newly appointed agents shall pay the same fee immediately upon appointment by the commission to receive bonding for the remainder of the calendar year in which the agent was appointed.  All claims against an agent's bond shall be paid from the bond pool account.

(b) Each license selling agent shall charge a fee as provided in this subsection for each license, permit or stamp he sells or distributes pursuant to this act.  The fee shall not be charged if this act specifies that the issuance shall be without fee or fails to establish a fee for the issuance of the license, permit or stamp.  Each license, permit or stamp sold or distributed under this act shall display the total amount only of all fees and other charges required under this act or otherwise provided by law.  Each selling agent shall retain two dollars ($2.00) for each license and fifty cents ($.50) for each stamp or permit he sells.  For failure to comply with this section, selling agents shall not be entitled to retain the amounts specified in this subsection and shall be liable on their bond.  No employee of the commission shall receive any commission on licenses, stamps or permits sold, but the department shall charge the additional fee specified in this subsection, or otherwise provided by law, for each license, stamp or permit sold by commission employees.  The fee charged under this subsection shall be in addition to the amount otherwise established by this act for the license, permit or stamp and shall be as follows:

(i) Two dollars ($2.00) for each license, except that this additional fee shall not be charged for licenses under W.S. 23-1-705(e) or (k), 23-2-101(j)(xi), (xvi), (xvii), (xx), (xxi), (xxxii), (xxxiii), (xliv) or (xlv), 23-2-201(d)(iii) or (iv) or (f) or 23-2-301(c)(xiii);

(ii) Fifty cents ($.50) for each stamp;

(iii) Fifty cents ($.50) for each permit, except that this additional fee shall not be charged for permits under W.S. 23-1-302(m).

(c) Every selling agent shall file a report with the commission at such times and in such manner as prescribed by commission rule and shall account for all licenses, permits, and stamps received by the selling agent to the commission.

(d) Every person authorized by the commission or by law to sell and issue licenses is authorized to administer oaths.

(e) The department shall supply sufficient numbers of self-locking tags stamped with the words “Wyoming interstate game tag”.  The commission by rule may authorize the distribution of interstate game tags by taxidermists, meat processing plants or other businesses as the commission determines.  The commission by rule may set the commissions for the sale of interstate game tags not to exceed the commissions paid to license selling agents for the sale of licenses.  The commission by rule may also set the reporting requirements for businesses authorized to distribute interstate game tags.  Interstate game tags shall be furnished through the chief game warden for distribution to the game wardens, and such game tag distributors as the commission may designate.  Game wardens and game tag distributors shall collect and remit to the department the proper fee for each Wyoming interstate game tag.

(f) Repealed by Laws 1987, ch. 156, § 2.

(g) License selling agents under this section shall be considered representatives of the game and fish department for the purpose of charging fees for costs of processing payments for sales of licenses, permits or stamps.  In addition to fees under subsection (b) of this section a license selling agent may charge and collect from the person tendering payment a fee for the cost of processing the payment in the same manner and amount as established by commission rule for sales directly from the game and fish department.

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