For purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the
(a) "Board" means the board of compact administrators established
pursuant to Section 716.8.
(b) "Citation" means any summons, complaint, ticket, penalty
assessment, or other official document issued to a person by a
wildlife officer or other peace officer for a wildlife violation
pertaining to sport fishing, hunting, or trapping, which contains an
order requiring the person to respond.
(c) "Collateral" means any cash or other security deposited to
secure an appearance for trial in connection with the issuance by a
wildlife officer or other peace officer of a citation for a wildlife
(d) "Compact manual" is a manual used and adopted by the
participating states that prescribes the procedures to be followed in
administering the wildlife violator compact in participating states.
(e) "Compliance," with respect to a citation, means the act of
answering a citation through an appearance in a court or tribunal, or
through the payment of fines, penalties, costs, and surcharges, if
(f) "Conviction" means a conviction, including, but not limited
to, any court conviction for an offense related to sport fishing,
hunting, or trapping, that is prohibited by statute, ordinance, or
administrative rule or regulation, that involves the forfeiture of
any bail, bond, or other security deposited to secure appearance by a
person charged with having committed any such offense, the payment
of a penalty assessment, a plea of nolo contendere, and the
imposition of a deferred or suspended sentence by the court.
(g) "Court" means a court of law, including magistrate's court and
the justice of the peace court.
(h) "Home state" means the state of primary residence of a person.
(i) "Issuing state" means the participating state that issues a
wildlife citation to the violator.
(j) "License" means any license, permit, entitlement to use, or
other public document that conveys to the person to whom it is issued
the privilege of sport fishing, hunting, or trapping, that is
regulated by statute, ordinance, or administrative rule or regulation
of a participating state.
(k) "Licensing authority," with reference to this state, means the
department, which is the state agency authorized by law to issue or
approve licenses or permits to sport fish, hunt, or trap.
(l) "Participating state" means any state that enacts legislation
to become a member of the wildlife compact.
(m) "Personal recognizance" means an agreement by a person made at
the time of issuance of the wildlife citation that the person will
comply with the terms of the citation.
(n) "State" means any state, territory, or possession of the
United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto
Rico, the Provinces of Canada, and other countries.
(o) "Suspension" means any revocation, denial, or withdrawal of
any or all license privileges, including the privilege to apply for,
purchase, or exercise the benefits conferred by any license for sport
fishing, hunting, or trapping.
(p) "Terms of the citation" means those conditions and options
expressly stated upon a citation.
(q) "Wildlife" means all species of animals including, but not
limited to, mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, mollusks, and
crustaceans, which are defined as "wildlife" and are protected or
otherwise regulated by statute, ordinance, or administrative rule or
regulation in a participating state. The species included in the
definition of "wildlife" vary from state to state and the
determination of whether a species is "wildlife" for the purposes of
this compact shall be based on the law of the participating state.
(r) "Wildlife law" means any statute, regulation, ordinance, or
administrative rule or regulation developed and enacted for the
management of wildlife resources and the uses thereof.
(s) "Wildlife officer" means any individual authorized in this
state to issue a citation for a wildlife violation.
(t) "Wildlife violation" means the violation of a statute,
ordinance, or administrative rule or regulation developed and enacted
for the management of wildlife resources and the uses thereof
pertaining to sport fishing, hunting, and trapping and for which a
prosecution is initiated.