Congressional Sportsmen Foundation: Tracking The Capitols May 5th 2009
Any Capital City, USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Welcome to this weeks issue of the weekly “Tracking the Capitols” report.
Tracking the Capitols is a weekly source of legislation currently being tracked by the CSF and NASC policy team to keep you informed on the most pertinent and timely federal and state legislation affecting hunting, fishing, and conservation issues. Inclusion in this report does not necessarily constitute support or opposition to a bill by CSF and/or NASC. For CSF and/or NASC positions on legislation included in this report please contact Gary Kania, Bethany Erb, or Jennifer Lundy.
IN THE STATES
Microstamping (ISSUE BRIEF)
Wisconsin AB 221 creates a microstamping requirement for certain handguns, and provides penalties for violation.
Apprentice Hunting License (ISSUE BRIEF)
North Dakota SB 2165 was signed into law on April 30 and establishes an apprentice hunter program.
Wildlife Violaters Compact (ISSUE BRIEF)
New York AB 8006 relates to the suspension of hunting and fishing licenses pursuant to the interstate wildlife violator compact.
Active Duty Military Hunting/Fishing Licenses
New York SB 4676 (AB 7479) provides for free hunting, fishing and trapping licenses to residents of the state who are active duty members of the U.S. armed forces.
Oregon HB 2470 prohibits possessing, controlling or having charge of more than 50 sexually intact dogs that are two years of age or older for primary purpose of reproduction.
New York SB 4690 (AB 7285, SB 5392) limits intact animals and relates to the definition of pet dealers; provides that no person or business who buys, sells or offers for sale dogs or cats to the public or at wholesale shall possess or own more than 50 dogs or cats with intact sexual organs.
New York SB 4965 (AB 1377) defines a pet dealer as offering for sale of more than nine animals per year for profit to the public or to any broker, wholesaler, medical facility or pet dealer.
We can have the best wildlife habitat imaginable and a record number of people who buy fishing and hunting licenses, but it won’t matter if misguided laws and regulations are made at the federal and state levels that negatively impact our outdoor traditions. Keeping sportsmen’s issues front and center is what the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation does. Day in and day out, our sole focus is on providing a voice for sportsmen in the political arena. Serving as the first line of defense in protecting America’s outdoor traditions as well as promoting the sportsmen’s agenda through the collective muscle of sportsmen’s caucuses.