This week, the Tennessee General Assembly took action on a pair of companion pro-hunting bills. Senate Bill 1777 was passed unanimously in the Tennessee Senate, and House Bill 1952 passed in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee by a voice vote. HB 1952 will now be heard in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday, March 4.
Supported by the NRA, Senate Bill 1777 and House Bill 1952 would amend Tennessee’s current hunter harassment laws by prohibiting anti-hunting radicals from using drones to interfere with those lawfully hunting or fishing.
Sponsored by state Senator Mike Bell (R-9), and state Representative Jud Matheny (R-47) respectively, SB 1777 and HB 1952 would protect the rights and safety of hunters while in the field. 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.
Using the contact information provided below, please call and e-mail members of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee today and respectfully urge them to SUPPORT HB 1952.
House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee:
Representative Curtis Halford (R-79), Chairman
Representative Andy Holt (R-76), Vice-Chairman
Representative Paul Bailey (R-43)
Representative Sheila Butt (R-64)
Representative Richard Floyd (R-27)
Representative John Forgety (R-23)
Representative Brenda Gilmore (D-54)
Representative David B. Hawk(R-5)
Representative Gloria Johnson (D-13)
Representative Ron Lollar (R-99)
Representative Pat Marsh (R-62)
Representative Judd Matheny (R-47)
Representative Dennis Powers (R-36)
Representative Billy Spivey (R-92)
Representative Art Swann (R-8)
Representative John C. Tidwell (D-74)
Representative Ron Travis (R-31)
Representative John Mark Windle (D-41)