The legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee will be busy this session. I’m writing a series of columns about all the bills of interest to sportsmen and women.
While we await details of these bills, we can guess from the titles what is being proposed. Here are some more titles and sponsors. Many of these are not new ideas.
And Senator Shenna Bellows turkey bill includes some of my suggestions.
Title: An Act To Move the Bureau of Parks and Lands from the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife – Rep. Thomas Scolfield of Weld
Title: An Act To Require the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Implement a Firearm Safety and Firearm Violence Prevention Program – Rep. Ryan Fecteau of Biddeford
Title: An Act To Modify Maine’s Ice Fishing Laws – Rep. Chad Grignon of Athens
Title: An Act To Decrease the Risk of the Spread of Invasive Aquatic Plants from Fishing Tournaments – Rep. Ryan Fecteau of Biddeford
Title: An Act To Require Freshwater Hooks and Lures To Be Biodegradable – Sen. Paul Davis, Sr. of Piscataquis
Title: An Act To Reduce the Spread of Invasive Aquatic Plants by Prohibiting Seine Fishing on Great Ponds – Rep. Walter Riseman of Harrison
Title: An Act To Decriminalize Certain Fish and Game Violations – Sen. Michael Carpenter of Aroostook
Title: An Act To Encourage Turkey Hunting – Sen. Shenna Bellows of Kennebec
Title: An Act To Change the Bag Limits on Wild Turkey – Sen. Dave Miramant of Knox
Title: An Act To Exempt Retired Members of the United States Armed Forces from the Hunter Safety Course Requirement for Hunting Licenses – Rep. Amy Arata of New Gloucester
Title: An Act To Remove the Background Check Requirement for Maine Guides Who Are at Least 70 Years of Age and Hold a Lifetime License – Rep. Thomas Martin of Greene