Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Tracking the Capitols: Update Dec 1st 2014

Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation

Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- 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.

District of Columbia B 927
Introduced: 09/23/2014
Sponsor: Representative Phil Mendelson
Issue Brief: Guns
Summary: (Temporary Law) Amends the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975 to permit individuals to register a firearm for self-defense in their place of business, to provide a Freedom of Information Act exception, to specify application requirements for applying to carry a concealed pistol, to specify the duration of such licenses and certain requirements for renewal of licenses, to outline duties, to provide for revocation, to create a criminal offense, relates to licenses for residents and non-residents.
Status: To Congress on November 18. Projected Law Date 01/03/2015
Ordered: 11/13/2014
Issue Brief: General License
Summary: Authorizes the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to temporarily offer a resident lifetime sportsman's license to state residents five to twenty-one years of age for a reduced license fee.
Status: Effective on November 24
Introduced: 01/16/2014
Sponsor: Representative Wayne Authur Rosenthal
Issue Brief: General
Summary: Amends the Wildlife Code; removes the prohibition on taking bobcats in the State; provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to trap or to hunt bobcats with gun, dog, dog and gun, or bow and arrow, except during the open season which will be set annually by the Director of Natural Resources between 12:01 a.m., November 1 to 12:00 midnight, February 15, both inclusive; provides that the season limit for bobcat shall not exceed one bobcat per permit.
Status: In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading
Introduced: 01/30/2013
Sponsor: Senator Mike Green, Co-Chair, Michigan Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: Conservation Tax Incentive
Summary: Exempts certain conservation easements from property tax.
Status: In House on November 13. Read second time and substituted. To third reading.
Introduced: 02/19/2014
Sponsor: Senator Mike Kowall, Member, Michigan Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: Invasive Species
Summary: Increases prohibited species violations penalties.
Status: In House. To second reading on December 2
Introduced: 02/19/2014
Sponsor: Senator Howard Walker, Member, Michigan Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: Enforcement, General License
Summary: Provides for suspension of hunting, fishing, or trapping rights under certain circumstances.
Status: In House. To second reading on December 2
Introduced: 05/06/2014
Sponsor: Senator Tom Casperson, Member, Michigan Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: General
Summary: Prohibits use of drones to interfere with or harass another individual who is hunting.
Status: In House. To second reading on December 2
Introduced: 05/06/2014
Sponsor: Senator Phil Pavlov, Member, Michigan Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: General
Summary: Prohibits use of aerial drones for taking game.
Status: In House. To second reading on December 2
Prefiled: 11/26/2014
Sponsor: Representative Matthew Monforton
Issue Brief: General
Summary: Revises laws relating to electing Fish, Wildlife & Parks commissioners; relates to elections; relates to fish and wildlife.
Status: Draft request received on November 26
Prefiled: 11/28/2014
Sponsor: Representative Tim Jacobson
Issue Brief: General, General License
Summary: Revises hunting license laws; relates to fish and wildlife.
Status: Draft request received on November 28
Prefiled: 12/01/2014
Sponsor: Senator Jill Cohenour
Issue Brief: Enforcement, General License
Summary: Provides for a mandatory penalty for misuse of replacement fish and game license; relates to criminal procedure; relates to fish and wildlife.
Status: Filed as Draft 381 on December 1
Prefiled: 08/06/2014
Issue Brief: Range Protection
Summary: Revises shooting range funding laws.
Status: Draft to requester for review on November 21
Prefiled: 11/10/2014
Sponsor: Assemblyman John Ellison, Member, Nevada Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Issue Brief: General, General License
Summary: Revises provisions governing hunting and fishing including the issuance of a license or permit by the Department of Wildlife.
Status: Filed on November 10

New Hampshire LSR 262
Prefiled: 11/24/2014
Sponsor: Representative James Webb
Issue Brief: Crossbows
Summary: Relates to seasons for hunting by crossbows.
Status: Filed on November 24

New Jersey S 2567
Introduced: 12/01/2014
Sponsor: Senator Stephen Sweeney, Member, New Jersey Angling and Hunting Conservation Caucus
Issue Brief: General License
Summary: Creates the Fishing Buddy License.
Status: To Senate Committee on Environment and Energy on December 1

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CSF's mission is to work with Congress, governors, and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping. The unique and collective force of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC), the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) and the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC), working closely with CSF, and with the support of major hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping organizations, serves as an unprecedented network of pro-sportsmen elected officials that advance the agenda of America's hunters and anglers. Visit: www.sportsmenslink.org

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