16 USC 718o: Definitions
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16 USC 718o: Definitions Text contains those laws in effect on March 2, 2024
From Title 16-CONSERVATIONCHAPTER 7-PROTECTION OF MIGRATORY GAME AND INSECTIVOROUS BIRDSSUBCHAPTER IV-A-PERMANENT ELECTRONIC DUCK STAMP

§718o. Definitions

In this subchapter:

(1) Actual stamp

The term "actual stamp" means a Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp required under the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act (16 U.S.C. 718a et seq.) that is printed on paper and sold through the means established by the authority of the Secretary immediately before December 18, 2014.

(2) Automated licensing system

(A) In general

The term "automated licensing system" means an electronic, computerized licensing system used by a State fish and wildlife agency to issue hunting, fishing, and other associated licenses and products.

(B) Inclusion

The term "automated licensing system" includes a point-of-sale, Internet, telephonic system, or other electronic applications used for a purpose described in subparagraph (A).

(3) Electronic stamp

The term "electronic stamp" means an electronic version of an actual stamp that-

(A) is a unique identifier for the individual to whom it is issued;

(B) can be printed on paper or produced through an electronic application with the same indicators as the State endorsement provides;

(C) is issued through a State automated licensing system that is authorized, under State law and by the Secretary under this subchapter, to issue electronic stamps;

(D) is compatible with the hunting licensing system of the State that issues the electronic stamp;

(E) is described in the State application approved by the Secretary under section 718q(b) of this title; and

(F) may contain an image of the actual stamp.

(4) Secretary

The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Interior.

( Pub. L. 113–239, §2, Dec. 18, 2014, 128 Stat. 2847 ; Pub. L. 118–25, §2(b), Dec. 19, 2023, 137 Stat. 129 .)


Editorial Notes

References in Text

The Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act, referred to in par. (1), is act Mar. 16, 1934, ch. 71, 48 Stat. 451 , which is classified generally to subchapter IV (§718 et seq.) of this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 718 of this title and Tables.

Amendments

2023-Par. (1). Pub. L. 118–25, §2(b)(1), substituted "Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp required under the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act (16 U.S.C. 718a et seq.) that is printed" for "Federal migratory-bird hunting and conservation stamp required under the Act of March 16, 1934 (16 U.S.C. 718a et seq.) (popularly known as the "Duck Stamp Act"), that is printed".

Par. (3)(F). Pub. L. 118–25, §2(b)(2), added subpar. (F).


Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Short Title of 2023 Amendment

Pub. L. 118–25, §1, Dec. 19, 2023, 137 Stat. 129 , provided that: "This Act [amending this section and sections 718a, 718r, and 718s of this title] may be cited as the 'Duck Stamp Modernization Act of 2023'."

Short Title

Pub. L. 113–239, §1, Dec. 18, 2014, 128 Stat. 2847 , provided that: "This Act [enacting this subchapter] may be cited as the 'Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2013'."