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Alabama: Pro-Hunting Bills Scheduled for Committee Hearings on Wednesday

Friday, February 21, 2014

On Wednesday, February 26 at 3:00 p.m., the House Agriculture and Forestry Committee is scheduled to consider two pro-hunting bills.  House Bill 322, sponsored by state Representative Mark Tuggle (R-81), would guarantee the right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife in Alabama.  Also scheduled for a hearing by this House committee that day is Senate Bill 240, sponsored by state Senator Roger Bedford (D-6).

Also, on Wednesday, February 26, at 2:00 p.m., Senate Bill 340, sponsored by state Senator Scott Beason (R-17), has been scheduled for consideration by the Senate Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Committee.  SB 340 is the Senate companion to HB 322, right to hunt and fish constitutional amendment.

By enshrining and enhancing this state constitutional right, Alabama would keep the existing fishing and hunting structure in place while protecting future generations of sportsmen from attacks initiated by well-funded anti-hunting extremists.  Specifically, HB 322 and SB 340 would promote wildlife conservation and management.  In addition, it specifies that hunting, fishing and harvesting of wildlife shall be used as the preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife.  This proposed amendment to the Alabama Constitution would ensure that sportsmen will continue to be used as Alabama’s responsible game managers instead of the taxpayer-funded sharpshooters and unproven, expensive wildlife contraception schemes employed in other jurisdictions.  The constitutional amendment would allow reasonable regulations to be implemented, but any regulations proposed by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources must also be approved by the Alabama Legislature.

SB 240 would prohibit the use of drones to intentionally and knowingly harass a person who is legally hunting or fishing.  When in the field, safety is a sportsman’s primary concern.  The use of drones by anti-hunting extremists, with the express intention of spooking wildlife or catching a hunter off-guard, is extremely dangerous and could potentially result in injury.

Please contact members of the House Agriculture and Forestry Committee TODAY and respectfully urge them to support HB 322 and SB 240.  Also, please contact members of the Senate Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Committee and ask that they support SB 340.  Their contact information is provided below.

House Agriculture and Forestry Committee:
   
Representative Chad Fincher (R-102), Chairman
(334) 242-7778
chad.fincher@alhouse.gov
   
Representative Steve Hurst (R-35), Vice Chairman
(334) 353-9215
steve.hurst@alhouse.gov
   
Representative Richard Lindsey (D-39)
(334) 242-7713
richard.lindsey@alhouse.gov
   
Representative Donnie Chesteen (R-87)
(334) 242-7742
dchesteen@panhandle.rr.com

   
Representative Randy Davis (R-96)
(334) 242-7724
rmdavis14@aol.com
   
Representative Joe Faust (R-94)
(334) 242-7699
jfaust@co.baldwin.al.us
   
Representative Dexter Grimsley (D-85)
(334) 242-7740
wlmdex@hotmail.com

   
Representative Artis (A.J.) McCampbell (D-71)
(334) 242-7747
   
Representative David Sessions (R-105)
(334) 242-0947
d.r.sessions@att.net

   
Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee:
   
Senator Tom Whatley (R-27), Chairman
(334) 242-7865
tom.whatley@alsenate.gov
   
Senator Rusty Glover (R-34), Vice Chairman
(334) 242-7886
kay.dierlam@alsenate.gov
   
Senator Billy Beasley (D-28)
(334) 242-7868
   
Senator Paul Bussman (R-4)
(334) 242-7855
p_bussman@bellsouth.net

   
Senator Marc Keahey (D-22)
(334) 242-7843
SenatorKeahey@gmail.com
   
Senator Shadrack McGill (R-8)
(334) 242-7858
shadrack.mcgill@alsenate.gov
   
Senator Paul Sanford (R-7)
(334) 242-7867
paul.sanford@alsenate.gov
   
Senator Clay Scofield (R-9)
(334) 242-7876
clay.scofield@alsenate.gov
   
Senator Bobby Singleton (D-24)
(334) 242-7935
bsingle164@yahoo.com

   
Senator Phil Williams (R-10)
(334) 242-7857
philw.williams@alsenate.gov

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