As the legislature nears its vacation week, here’s an update on some key issues I’ve been following.
Free Saltwater Registry
Senator David Trahan’s free saltwater registry bill won the unanimous support of the legislature’s Fish and Wildlife Committee today! It’s a sure winner now.
And amended version of Rep. Andy O’Brien’s bill, LD 559, An Act to Protect Owners of Private Property Against Trespass, won the unanimous support of the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee. The committee reviewed and approved the language of the amendment on April 11 and sent the bill on its way to the House and Senate. I’ll report on the details of the amendment soon. Among other things, it requires landowner permission for the placement of bait for coyotes and bears.