Tracking The Capitols
Tracking the Capitols is a source of legislation currently being tracked by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation state policy team to keep you informed of the most pertinent and timely state legislation affecting hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping and other conservation issues. Inclusion in Tracking the Capitols does not necessarily constitute support or opposition to legislation by CSF and/or the CSF States Program. The bills noted in this email represent only a fraction of the legislation that CSF's States Program is monitoring on a day-to-day basis.

Please visit our website for day-to-day updates by CSF's State Program Team on important sportsmen's legislation. To view past bills, please visit the Tracking the Capitols Archive under the Media Room tab on the CSF website.

 

Note: In bold are sponsors who are members of their respective Sportsmen's Legislative Caucus.
 
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January 26, 2015 

Introduced: 01/21/2015
Sponsor: Representative Diana Urban
Issue Brief: Ivory
SummaryBans the sale of ivory; prevents the killing of elephants for their ivory tusks.
Status: To Joint Committee on Environment on January 21

Introduced: 01/21/2015
Sponsor: Representative Roberta Willis
Issue Brief: Ivory
SummaryBans the sale of elephant ivory and rhinoceros horns; deters the illegal trade in elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn.
Status: To Joint Committee on Environment on January 21

Introduced: 01/21/2015
Sponsor: Representative Philip Miller
Issue Brief: Ivory
SummaryBans the sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn in Connecticut; prevents the slaughter of elephants and rhinoceroses.
Status: To Joint Committee on Environment on January 21

Introduced: 01/21/2015
Sponsor: Joint Committee on Environment
Issue Brief: Sunday Hunting
Summary: Authorizes Sunday hunting of deer with bow and arrow on private property provided such property is in a deer management zone and such hunting is done in accordance with certain wildlife management principles.
Status: To Joint Committee on Environment on January 22

Introduced: 01/22/2015
Sponsor: Representative Tami Zawistowski
Issue Brief: Handgun Carry While Archery Hunting
SummaryAuthorizes bow hunters to carry handguns for personal protection from predatory animals; allows hunters to protect themselves while hunting.
Status: To Joint Committee on Environment on January 22

Introduced: 01/23/2015
Sponsor: Representative David William Kiner
Issue Brief: Sunday Hunting
SummaryAuthorizes bow and arrow hunting on Sundays.
Status: To Joint Committee on Environment on January 23

Introduced: 01/23/2015
Sponsor: Representative Craig Miner, Co-Chair, Connecticut Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus; Member, National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses Executive Council
Issue Brief: Guns
SummaryConcerns the registration of assault weapons and possession of large capacity magazines by persons who move into Connecticut; allows any person who moves into Connecticut to register an assault weapon or declare possession of a large capacity magazine.
Status: To Joint Committee on Public Safety and Security on January 23

Introduced: 01/20/2015
Sponsor: Senator Art Linares
Issue Brief: Ammunition
SummaryConcerns the requirement for an ammunition or gun permit for the purchase of shotgun shells; facilitates the purchase of shotgun shells by hunters.
Status: To Joint Committee on Environment on January 20

Introduced: 01/21/2015
Sponsor: Representative Karl Rhoads
Issue Brief: Apprentice Hunting License
SummaryEstablishes requirements for DLNR to issue hunting apprentice permits authorizing persons without a hunting license to hunt under direct supervision of a licensed hunter.
Status: To House Committee on Judiciary on January 26

Introduced: 01/21/2015
Sponsor: Representative Ken Ito
Issue Brief: Range Protection
SummaryProvides for shooting range exemptions regarding retroactive regulation, civil and criminal noise or nuisance violations, and frivolous negligence claims.
Status: Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Judiciary on January 26

Introduced: 01/23/2015
Sponsor: Representative Bob McDermott
Issue Brief: Range Protection
Summary(House Minority Caucus) Provides protections against burdensome retroactive regulation and lawsuits; prevents frivolous claims against shooting range operators and individuals engaging in target shooting.
Status: To House Committee on Judiciary on January 26

Introduced: 01/26/2015
Sponsor: Senator Will Espero
Issue Brief: Apprentice Hunting License; Guns
SummarySets a minimum age at which a minor, accompanied by an adult, may use a rifle or shotgun for hunting or target shooting with a hunting license.
Status: Subsequent referral set for: Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor on January 26

Introduced: 01/23/2015
Sponsor: Senator Mike Gabbard
Issue Brief: Guns
SummaryProvides that owners of previously registered firearms in this State shall not be subject to the existing permit waiting period when seeking a permit to allow for the acquisition of another firearm.
Status: Subsequent referral set for: Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor on January 26

Introduced: 01/23/2015
Sponsor: Senator Sam Slom
Issue Brief: Range Protection
Summary(Senate Minority Caucus) Provides protections against burdensome retroactive regulation and lawsuits; prevents frivolous claims against shooting range operators and individuals engaging in target shooting.
Status: Introduced on January 23

Introduced: 01/22/2015
Sponsor: House Resources and Conservation Committee
Issue Brief: General 
SummaryFish And Game; Amends existing law; revises provisions; relates to the illegal killing, possession or waste of certain fish and game animals.
Status: To House Committee on Resources and Conservation on January 23

Introduced: 01/20/2015
Sponsor: Representative Bob Morris
Issue Brief: General License
SummaryRequires the department of natural resources to issue to residents of Indiana and nonresidents of Indiana who own land in Indiana lifetime licenses to hunt, fish, or trap; requires the natural resources commission to adopt fees for lifetime licenses to hunt, fish, or trap.
Status: To House Committee on Natural Resources on January 22

Introduced: 01/21/2015
Sponsor: Representative Peggy Mayfield
Issue Brief: Knife Preemption
SummaryProhibits political subdivisions, with certain exceptions, from regulating the possession, carrying, transportation, sale, purchase, transfer, licensing, registration, or use of a knife or the components used to make a knife, and adopting an ordinance, a rule, or a policy concerning the manufacturing of knives that is more restrictive than an ordinance, a rule, or a policy concerning the manufacturing of any other commercial goods; allows school corporations to adopt rules or regulations that prohibit /.
Status: To House Committee on Public Policy on January 22

Introduced: 01/06/2015
Sponsor: Senator Brent Steele, Co-Chair, Indiana Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: Right to Hunt and Fish
SummaryProvides that the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife is a valued part of State's heritage and shall be forever preserved for the public good; provides that the people have a right, which includes the right to use traditional methods, to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife, subject only to the laws prescribed by the General Assembly and rules prescribed by virtue of the authority of the General Assembly to promote wildlife conservation and management; preserves the future of hunting and fishing.
Status: To Senate Committee on Natural Resources: do pass on January 27

Introduced: 01/20/2015
Sponsor: Representative Matt Windschitl
Issue Brief: Crossbows; Recruitment
SummaryRequires the Natural Resource Commission to adopt a rule permitting a person who is issued a youth deer hunting license to use a crossbow for taking a deer of either sex during any deer hunting season that is designated by the commission; provides that a violation of the new provision is punishable by a scheduled fine of $25.
Status: To House Committee on Natural Resources on January 20

Introduced: 01/14/2015
Sponsor: Senator Rich Taylor
Issue Brief: Conservation Tax Incentive
SummaryProvides a property tax exemption for land designated as native prairie or land designated as a protected wetland by the Department of Natural Resources if the property is not used for economic gain; specifies that the receipt of payments under the Federal Wetlands Reserve Program or the Federal Agricultural Conservation Easement Program shall not be considered a use for economic gain.
Status: In Senate Committee on Ways and Means on January 20

Introduced: 01/22/2015
Sponsor: Representative Travis Couture-Lovelady and Representative Adam Lusker, Members, Kansas Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: Right to Hunt and Fish
SummaryAmends the bill of rights of the constitution of the state of Kansas by adding a new section thereto, relating to the public right to hunt, fish and trap wildlife.
Status: To House Committee on Federal and State Affairs on January 23

Introduced: 01/16/2015
Sponsor: Representative Paul Frost
Issue Brief: Sound Suppressors 
Summary: Relates to suppressors
Status: Filed on January 16

Introduced: 01/20/2015
Sponsor: Senator Dave Hildenbrand, Member, Michigan Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: Right to Hunt and Fish
SummaryProvides for a Constitutional Amendment; recognizes right to hunt, trap, and fish in Constitution.
Status: To Senate Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism on January 20

Introduced: 01/20/2015
Sponsor: Representative David Dill, Member, Minnesota Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: General
SummaryRelates to game and fish; allows residents of a specified minimum age to take deer of either sex.
Status: To House Committee on Mining and Outdoor Recreation Policy on January 20

Introduced: 01/22/2015
Sponsor: Representative Dan Fabian
Issue Brief: General 
SummaryRelates to game and fish; allows Scopes on muzzleloaders.
Status: To House Committee on Mining and Outdoor Recreation on January 22

Introduced: 01/20/2015
Sponsor: Senator Tom Saxhaug, Co-Chair, Minnesota Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: Conservation Funding
SummaryRelates to natural resources; appropriates money from outdoor heritage fund; modifies requirements for use of outdoor heritage fund money; modifies previous appropriation.
Status: To Senate Committee on Finance on January 21

Introduced: 01/22/2015
Sponsor: Senator Bruce Anderson
Issue Brief: Seniors; Veterans
SummaryRelates to game and fish; modifies eligibility to fish without a license.
Status: To Senate Committee on Environment and Energy on January 22

Introduced: 01/21/2015
Sponsor: Representative Herb Frierson, Member, Mississippi Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus; Member, National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses Executive Council
Issue Brief: Knife Preemption
SummaryProvides that no county, municipality or political subdivision thereof shall adopt any ordinance, rule or regulation restricting the possession, sale, purchase, transfer, licensing, manufacture, ownership or use of a knife, knife making components or knives in a manner more restrictive than provided by law.
Status: To House Committee on Judiciary B on January 21

Introduced: 01/21/2015
Sponsor: Representative C.Scott Bounds, Co-Chair, Mississippi Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: General 
SummaryProhibits the use of unmanned systems to conduct video surveillance of or to interfere with a person engaged in lawful hunting or fishing activities.
Status: To House Committee on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks on January 21

Introduced: 01/22/2015
Sponsor: Representative Bo Eaton
Issue Brief: Deer Management
SummaryAuthorizes the hunting of deer over bait during any open season on deer.
Status: To House Committee on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks on January 22

Introduced: 01/22/2015
Sponsor: Representative Bo Eaton
Issue Brief: General License
SummaryCreates an additional category of resident lifetime sportsman license; provides that this section shall stand repealed on July 1, 2017.
Status: To House Committee on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks on January 22

Introduced: 01/22/2015
Sponsor: Representative Ken Morgan, Member, Mississippi Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: General
SummaryRequires that the commission on wildlife, fisheries and parks shall allow the taking of deer with the use of supplemental feed without restrictions imposed on a required distance or limited clear line of site between the hunter and the deer to be taken over supplemental feed.
Status: To House Committee on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks on January 22

Introduced: 01/22/2015
Sponsor: Representative Randy Boyd, Member, Mississippi Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: Deer Management
SummaryRequires the Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to provide public notice to counties of proposed regulatory changes affecting hunting, fishing and wildlife gaming in certain counties in a newspaper of general circulation in the affected county or state; specifies the frequency and format of the publication of such notice; authorizes the county board of supervisors to request a public meeting with the commission or its designated representatives within fifteen days after the third/.
Status: To House Committee on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks on January 22

Introduced: 01/22/2015
Sponsor: Representative Randy Boyd, Member, Mississippi Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: Hunting Dogs
SummaryAuthorizes the Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to designate certain sections within selected wildlife management areas as zones for hunting deer with dogs during any regulated deer season; authorizes the commission to designate certain sections within selected wildlife management areas as zones for hunting wild hogs with dogs; requires hunters when hunting wild hogs during any/.
Status: To House Committee on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks on January 22

Introduced: 01/22/2015
Sponsor: Representative John Thomas Lamar. Member, Mississippi Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: Seniors; Vets
SummaryProvides that nonresident National Guard and Reserve members may obtain a resident hunting and fishing license and a fourteen-day Armed Forces license.
Status: To House Committee on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks on January 22

Introduced: 01/22/2015
Sponsor: Representative Steve Horne
Issue Brief: Deer Management
SummaryProvides that the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks shall not have the authority to place certain restrictions on taking of deer with the use of supplemental feed on private lands; authorizes the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks to assess an annual fee on the landowner, lessee of the hunting rights or a hunting club leasing the hunting rights for use of supplemental feed to take deer.
Status: To House Committee on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks on January 22

Introduced: 01/20/2015
Sponsor: Senator Melanie Sojourner, Member, Mississippi Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: General License
SummaryProvides that a resident or nonresident guest of a landowner does not have to purchase or have in his possession a hunting license when hunting on the landowner's lands.
Status: To Senate Committee on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks on January 20

Introduced: 01/20/2015
Sponsor: Senator Videt Carmichael, Member, Mississippi Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: Access to Private Lands
SummaryProvides that the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks shall not have the authority to place certain restrictions on taking of deer with the use of supplemental feed on private lands; authorizes the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks to assess an annual fee on the landowner, lessee of the hunting rights or a hunting club leasing the hunting rights for use of supplemental feed to take deer.
Status: To Senate Committee on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks on January 20

Introduced: 01/20/2015
Sponsor: Senator Melanie Sojourner, Member, Mississippi Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: General License; Hunter Education
SummaryProvides for resident hunting and fishing licenses and the fee for each license; provides resident fishing licenses and the fee for each license; conforms hunter education requirements; conforms requirements that certain children who are required to be supervised by hunter.
Status: To Senate Committee on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks on January 20

Introduced: 01/21/2015
Sponsor: Senator Melanie Sojourner, Member, Mississippi Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: Seniors; Veterans 
SummaryProvides that residents who have been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces do not have to purchase a hunting or fishing license; provides that residents who have been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces do not have to purchase a hunting or fishing license.
Status: To Senate Committee on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks on January 21

Introduced: 01/22/2015
Sponsor: Senator Chris McDaniel
Issue Brief: Guns
SummaryProhibits state or local enabling of federal gun ban enforcement.
Status: To Senate Committee on Judiciary, Division A on January 22

Introduced: 01/22/2015
Sponsor: Senator Melanie Sojourner, Member, Mississippi Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: Guns
SummaryCreates the Mississippi second amendment and property rights preservation act; prohibits state or local enabling of federal gun ban and other property rights violations enforcement.
Status: Additionally referred to Senate Committee on Rules on January 23

Introduced: 01/07/2015
Sponsor: Representative Craig Redmon, Member, Missouri Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: Conservation Sales Tax
Summary: Proposes constitutional provision repealing the conservation sales and use tax.
Status: Withdrawn from further consideration on January 28

Introduced: 01/07/2015
Sponsor: Representative Linda Black, Member, Missouri Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus; Member, National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses Executive Council
Issue Brief: General
SummaryProposes a constitutional amendment requiring two-thirds majority for voter approval of any initiative relating to bird, fish, game, wildlife, or forestry resources.
Status: To House Committee on Conservation and Natural Resources on January 27

Introduced:09/25/2013
Issue Brief: Anti; General
Summary: Prohibits sage grouse hunting; relates to fish and wildlife.
Status: Draft ready for delivery on January 27

Introduced: 01/10/2015
Sponsor: Representative Kirk Wagoner
Issue Brief: General
SummaryAllows suppressors for hunting of mountain lion and wolves; relates to fish and wildlife; relates to guns and weapons.
Status: Draft ready for delivery on January 27

Introduced: 01/06/2015
Sponsor: Representative Mike Cuffe
Issue Brief: Fish Tournaments
SummaryRevises fishing derby laws; relates to fish and wildlife; relates to gambling.
Status: Tabled on January 22

Introduced: 01/08/2015
Sponsor: Representative Forrest Mandeville
Issue Brief: Crossbows
SummaryAllows cross-bows to be used for hunting during archery season; relates to fish and wildlife.
Status: Tabled on January 22

Introduced: 01/21/2015
Sponsor: Representative Tom Jacobson
Issue Brief: General
SummaryRevises hunting access enhancement program laws and provide funding; relates to fish and wildlife; relates to state revenue.
Status: To House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Parks on January 21

Introduced: 01/21/2015
Sponsor: Representative Jeff Essmann
Issue Brief: General
SummaryRevises fish and game laws with respect to unmanned aerial vehicles; relates to crimes; relates to criminal procedure; relates to fish and wildlife.
Status: To House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Parks on January 21

Introduced: 01/08/2015
Sponsor: Representative John Burt
Issue Brief: General 
SummaryRepeals provisions which prohibit the use of silencing devices for taking wildlife and impose penalties therefor.
Status: Public hearing scheduled for February 5

Introduced: 01/08/2015
Sponsor: Senator David Watters, Member, New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: General
SummaryExtends the prohibition on harassment of persons hunting, fishing, or trapping and adds the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to the activities prohibited; this bill is a request of the fish and game department.
Status: Filed as LSR 930 on January 20

Introduced: 01/22/2015
Sponsor: Assembly Member Vivian Cook
Issue Brief: Interstate Wildlife Violators Compact
SummaryAmends the Environmental Conservation Law; relates to the suspension of hunting and fishing licenses pursuant to the interstate wildlife violator compact.
Status: To Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation on January 22

Introduced: 01/22/2015
Sponsor: Assembly Member Claudia Tenney, Member, New York Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: Guns
SummaryRepeals chapter 1 of the Laws of 2013, relating to the New York Safe Act of 2013.
Status: To Assembly Committee on Codes on January 22

Introduced: 01/22/2015
Sponsor: Senator Jeffrey Klein
Issue Brief: Guns
SummaryEnacts "Nicholas's law"; requires the safe storage of all weapons, either in a safe or with a locking device, and provides penalties for simple and complex violations (removal from premises, injury or death results); requires notices to be furnished upon transfer of weapons and issuance/renewal of licenses; defines weapons to mean rifles, shotguns, and firearms; does not preempt local Laws no less restrictive or stringent.
Status: To Senate Committee on Codes on January 22

Introduced: 01/08/2015
Sponsor: Representative Todd Porter, Co-Chair, North Dakota Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: Access to Private Lands
SummaryRelates to the option to use deer lottery license refunds for the private land open to sportsmen program.
Status: Passed House. To Senate on January 26

Introduced: 01/12/2015
Sponsor: Representative Peter Silbernagel
Issue Brief: Seniors; Veterans
SummaryRelates to reduced hunting and fishing license fees for resident current and retired national guard members.
Status: Failed to Pass House on January 26

Introduced:01/19/2015
Sponsor: Representative Todd Porter, Co-Chair, North Dakota Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: Conservation Funding
SummaryRelates to the funding and purposes of the outdoor heritage fund; provides an effective date.
Status: To House Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on January 19

Introduced: 01/20/2015
Sponsor: Senator John Grabinger
Issue Brief: Access Private Lands
SummaryProvides for a general fund transfer and to provide an appropriation to the game and fish department for the private land habitat and access improvement program.
Status: To Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on January 20

Introduced: 01/20/2015
Sponsor: Representative Scott Biggs
Issue Brief: Invasive Species
Summary:  Relates to feral swine; relates to the Feral Swine Control Act; requires certain persons to kill all feral swine upon capture; modifies exception to importing feral swine; specifies license required to transport feral swine/.
Status: Prefiled on January 20

Introduced: 01/22/2015
Sponsor: Representative Kevin Wallace
Issue Brief: Knife Preemption
SummaryRelates to crimes and punishments; relates to the Firearms Act of 1971; expands scope of state preemption to include knives; authorizes public and private schools to establish policies regulating the possession of knives on school property; provides an effective date.
Status: Prefiled on January 22

Introduced: 01/23/2015
Sponsor: Senator Bryce Marlatt
Issue Brief: Ammunition
SummaryRelates to restricted bullets; relates to possession or use of restricted bullets; provides certain exception for certain bullets used for certain purposes; provides an effective date.
Status: Prefiled on January 23

Introduced: 01/23/2015
Sponsor: Representative Larry Phillips
Issue Brief: Guns
SummaryRelates to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creates a criminal offense; provides penalties.
Status: Introduced on January 23

Introduced: 01/21/2015
Sponsor: Senator John Campbell, Member, Vermont Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: NICS
Summary: Relates to possession and transfer of firearms.
Status: To Senate Committee on Judiciary on January 22

Introduced: 01/13/2015
Sponsor: Senator Adam Ebbin
Issue Brief: Ivory
SummaryRelates to sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn; relates to penalty; provides that a person who imports, sells, offers for sale, purchases, barters, or possesses with intent to sell any ivory, ivory product, rhinoceros horn, or rhinoceros horn product is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 6 felony for a second or subsequent offense; provides that products used in violation of the section will be forfeited to the Commonwealth.
Status: Stricken from docket on January 26

Introduced: 01/13/2015
Sponsor: Representative Eric Pettigrew
Issue Brief: Ivory
SummaryConcerns ivory and rhinoceros horn trafficking.
Status: Public hearing held on January 27

Introduced: 01/13/2015
Sponsor: Representative Joe Fitzgibbon
Issue Brief: General
SummaryConcerns the management of forage fish resources.
Status: Public hearing held on January 27

Introduced: 01/15/2015
Sponsor: Representative Vincent Buys
Issue Brief: General
SummaryIncreases salmon populations through the implementation of a new fish hatchery management structure that is modeled on the proven, successful structure utilized by the state of Alaska for the past forty years.
Status: Public hearing held on January 27

Introduced: 01/16/2015
Sponsor: Representative Brian Blake
Issue Brief: Access
Summary: Allow additional hunting opportunities on state land.
Status: Public hearing held on January 26

Introduced: 01/15/2015
Sponsor: Senator Steve Litzow
Issue Brief: Ivory
Summary: Concerns ivory and rhinoceros horn trafficking.
Status: Public hearing scheduled on January 28

Introduced: 01/20/2015
Sponsor: Senator Kirk Pearson
Issue Brief: General
Summary: Modifies provisions of the code that deals with migratory birds.
Status: Public hearing held in the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Parks on January 28

Introduced: 01/23/2015
Sponsor: Senator Don Benton
Issue Brief: NICS
Summary:  Exempts certain firearms transfers involving military members, law enforcement officers, and corrections officers from background check requirements.
Status: To Senate Committee on Law and Justice on January 26

Introduced: 01/20/2015
Sponsor: Delegate Larry Faircloth
Issue Brief: Crossbows; General License
SummaryCreates a hunting license permitting crossbow hunting.
Status: To House on Agriculture and Natural Resources on January 20

Introduced: 01/20/2015
Sponsor: Delegate Bill Hamilton
Issue Brief: Crossbows
SummaryPermits crossbow hunting.
Status: To House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources on January 20

Introduced: 01/20/2015
Sponsor: Delegate John Overington
Issue Brief: General
SummaryClarifies circumstances under which a person may possess certain firearms while afield hunting.
Status: To House Committee on Judiciary on January 21

Introduced: 01/27/2015
Sponsor: Delegate Bill Hamilton
Issue Brief: General
Summary: Relates to unlawful methods of hunting and fishing.
Status: To House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources on January 27

Introduced: 01/21/2015
Sponsor: Senator Robert Karnes
Issue Brief: General 
SummaryRelates to lawful and unlawful methods of hunting.
Status: To Senate Committee on Natural Resources on January 21

Introduced: 01/14/2015
Sponsor: Senator Robert Beach
Issue Brief: Guns
SummaryClarifies circumstances when person may possess certain firearms during outdoor recreational activities.
Status: To Senate Committee on Natural Resources on January 14

Introduced: 01/27/2015
Sponsor: Senator Daniel Jackson Hall
Issue Brief: High Fence
SummaryCreates the Captive Cervid Farming Act; regulates captive cervid farming as an agricultural business; provides for sale of venison, licensing, inspection of facilities and penalties for noncompliance.
Status: In Senate. Read 1st time on January 28

Introduced: 01/16/2015
Sponsor: Senator Charles Trump
Issue Brief: Angling Access
SummaryUrges the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency withdraw or rescind proposed definition of waters of the United States.
Status: Passed Senate. To House on January 28

Introduced: 01/19/2015
Sponsor: Representative Theodore Blackburn
Issue Brief: General License
SummaryProvides for resident lifetime archery licenses; provides for fees; provides for an effective date.
Status: To House Committee on Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources on January 22

Introduced: 01/20/2015
Sponsor: Representative Samuel Krone, Co-Chair, Wyoming Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: General
SummaryProvides for resident lifetime archery licenses; provides for fees; provides for an effective date.
Status: To House Committee on Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources on January 22

Introduced: 01/20/2015
Sponsor: Representative Dan Kirkbride
Issue Brief: Seniors; Vets
SummaryRelates to game and fish; authorizes the holder of a big game hunting license to donate the license to a permanently wheelchair bound person; provides for an effective date.
Status: To House Committee on Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources on January 26

Introduced: 01/21/2015
Sponsor: Representative Theodore Blackburn
Issue Brief: General
SummaryRelates to public lands; provides for acquisition of access easements across private lands adjoining public lands; provides specifications for access points.
Status: Introduced on January 21

Introduced: 01/21/2015
Sponsor: Senator Ogden Driskill, Co-Chair, Wyoming Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: Enforcement
SummaryRelates to game and fish; restricts entry onto private land for persons authorized to enforce the provisions of existing law.
Status: To Senate Committee on Agriculture, Public Lands and Water Resources on January 22
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