Game & Fisheries 2019-2020

The Senate Game and Fisheries Committee met on Wednesday 20, November 19, 2019, and took action as follows:

Reported Out as Committed:

HB 102 (Maloney) The bill increases the availability of certified hunter education courses in our public schools by providing
classroom for the use of afterschool and weekend classes hosted by the PGC. The bill was unanimously reported out of committee. 

HB 584 (Kortz) The bill provides waiving fishing license fees for individuals participating in therapeutic angling programs. The bill was unanimously reported out of committee. 

HB 617 (Gillespie) The bill provides discounted hunting licenses for Hunter Trapper Education (THE) instructors by creating
a Volunteer Instructor License. The bill was unanimously reported out of committee. 

Reported Out as Amended:

SB 377 (Boscola) The bill increases the penalty for killing Bald or Golden Eagles. The bill was unanimously reported out of committee. 


The Senate Game and Fisheries Committee met on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, and took action as follows:

Reported Out as Committed:

HB 1772 (Keefer) The bill amends the Crimes Code to permit a person to paint trees or posts with purple paint (not less
than eight inches in length and not less than one inch in width) around a person’s property. The bill was unanimously reported out of committee. 


The Senate Game and Fisheries Committee met on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, and took action as follows:

Reported Out as Committed:

SB 553 (Stefano) The bill amends Title 30 (Fish) by authorizing the PA Fish & Boat Commission to set their fees. The vote was 9-0.

Reported Out as Amended:

SB 481 (Brewster) The bill amends Title 30 (Fish) by further providing for exemptions from license requirements. The vote was 9-0.

SB 552 (Stefano) The bill amends Title 34 (Game) by allowing the Game Commission to set its own license fees. The vote was 9-0.


The Senate Game and Fisheries Committee met on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, and took action as follows:

Reported Out as Committed:

SB 485 (Laughlin) The bill authorizes the sale of antlerless deer licenses through the PA Game Commission’s Automated Licensing System. The vote was 9-0.

HB 808 (Mehaffie) The bill authorizes the Fish & Boat Commission to set their fees. The vote was 9-0.


The Senate Game and Fisheries Committee met on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, and took action as follows:

Reported Out as Amended:

SB 147 (Laughlin) The bill amends Title 34 (Game) to allow Sunday hunting. The bill passed by a vote of 8-3.


 

Senator Jim Brewster

Senator Jim Brewster

Committee Chair