Congressional Sportsmen Foundation: Tracking The Capitols – Inaugural Issue
Any Capital City, USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Welcome to the inaugural issue of the weekly “Tracking the Capitols” report. Tracking the Capitols is intended to keep you informed on the most pertinent and timely federal and state legislation affecting hunting, fishing, and conservation issues currently being tracked by the CSF and NASC policy team. Subscribers to the CSF electronic mailing list will receive this report in their email inbox every Tuesday morning.
ON CAPITOL HILL
HR 510 Introduced in US House Would Change FAET Collection
The legislation introduced by former Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) and current Co-Chairs Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK) along with current Vice-Chairs Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR) and Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) would allow the firearms and ammunition industry to pay the FAET on a quarterly basis, the same payment schedule as every other industry supporting conservation. Currently firearms and ammunition manufacturers must pay the FAET bi-weekly.
IN THE STATES
Kansas HB 2049 Establishes Hunter Safety Orientation Program In Public Schools
Representative Larry Powell of the Kansas Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus co-sponsored this bill to allow for hunter safety orientation programs in public schools.
Nebraska LB 503 Amends Nebraska Shooting Range Protection Act
Sponsored by Senator Chris Langemeier, LB 503 is for an act relating to recreational activities; to amend sections 13-910, 15-258, and 16-226, reissue revised statutes of Nebraska, and section 14-102, revised statutes cumulative supplement, 2008; to adopt the Nebraska shooting range protection act; to change provisions relating to the political subdivisions tort claims act; to harmonize provisions; and to repeal the original sections.
Utah SB 13 Prohibits Administering Substance To Wildlife
Utah Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chair, Senator Margaret Dayton, introduced SB 13 and The Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim Committee recommended this bill in order to prohibit a person from administering a substance to wildlife, except in certain circumstances. Enacts 23-13-19, Utah Code Annotated 1953.
Five States Have Pending Ammunition/Bullet Serialization Legislation
Nine different ammunition/bullet serialization bills have been filed since January in the states of Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York.