TITLE 26 FISHERIES AND GAME
CHAPTER 490 FISHERIES AND GAME
PART IV HUNTING AND TRAPPING
Sec. 26-78a. Donation of game to charitable organizations.
(a) As used in this section, "hunted game" means wildlife legally taken by hunting.
(b) Hunted game may be donated to, and possessed, prepared and distributed by, a
charitable or nonprofit organization which serves or distributes food without cost to poor or needy persons. Neither the state
nor any of its political subdivisions shall be held liable for damages resulting from the consumption of hunted game donated
under this section.
(c) Any charitable or nonprofit organization which serves or distributes any hunted
game under this section shall provide for notification to the recipients of such service or distribution that such
has not been inspected by any government agency and shall clearly and conspicuously display a sign at any location of such
service or distribution which indicates the type of game being served or distributed and that such game was not required to
be inspected under the Connecticut Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
Hunted game donated pursuant to this section shall be dressed, packaged, refrigerated, dated and tagged, labeled
or marked "not for sale."
Such tag, label, or marking shall:
(1) indicate that neither the state nor any of its political subdivisions
shall be liable for damages resulting from the consumption of such game donated under this section,
(2) identify the person
or organization donating such game,
(3) identify the type of game and
(4) indicate that such game was not required
to be inspected under the Connecticut Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
(d) Hunted game or parts thereof donated as food in compliance with this section shall not be subject to the
provisions of chapter 418 and section 26-78. (P.A. 95-352, S. 1.)