Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Senate Game & Fisheries Committee Reports Out Bill Authorizing Sunday Hunting

On February 5, the Senate Game & Fisheries Committee amended and approved legislation authorizing the Game Commission to allow Sunday hunting by a vote of 8 to 3, according to Sen. Dan Laughlin (R-Erie), Majority Chair of the Committee and prime sponsor of the bill.
Senate Bill 147 would also amend the Pennsylvania Game Code to address the offense of trespass while hunting. It would make the violation a primary offense and as well as increase the penalties.
“This is a historic vote, as it takes a major step toward increasing recreational opportunities for the thousands of Pennsylvania sportsmen and women who enjoy hunting,” said Sen. Laughlin. “This will remove one of only two ‘Blue Laws’ remaining in the state of Pennsylvania. You can’t hunt and you can’t buy a car on Sunday in Pennsylvania.”
Senate Bill 147 now goes to the full Senate for consideration.
Sen. Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) serves as Majority Chair of the Committee and can be contacted by calling 717-787-8927 or by sending email to: Sen. James Brewster (D-Allegheny) serves as Minority Chair and can be contacted by calling 717-787-5580 or by sending email to:
(Photo: Sen. Laughlin.)
Related Story:

No comments :

Post a Comment

Subscribe To Receive Updates:

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner