Game, Fish and Boat Commissions await authority to set own licensing fees

Game, Fish and Boat Commissions await authority to set own licensing fees

The two state commissions responsible for regulating and maintaining sportsmen’s activities, state game lands, and waterways in Pennsylvania—the Game Commission and the Fish and Boat Commission—are currently awaiting for the General Assembly to take the final steps toward allowing them to have permanent financial solvency by passing legislation to allow them to set their own licensing fees.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Amid concerns, House committee advances changes to child protection law

While a number of members expressed concern that House Bill 1276 will roll back significant changes made to background-check provisions of Pennsylvania’s child protection laws, the House Children and Youth Committee moved the bill to the full House for consideration Monday by a vote of 24 to 2.

According to a House Republican caucus bill summary of the legislation, House Bill 1276 is aimed at narrowing background check requirements for employees and volunteers who work with children and clarifying 2014 changes to the law that have drawn the most complaints.

While a number of concerns were raised about the bill, Chairman Kathy Watson (R-Bucks) said any amendments would have to be offered in the floor and not in committee.

“I want to give everyone the opportunity to be heard…but it might not happen very seriously in the committee,” she said.

Monday, June 8, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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