WWF at the Legislature

We are hard at work this legislative session, 2017. We are tracking all wildlife-related bills, attending committee meetings, speaking directly to legislators, and providing official comment on behalf of our members and in support of WWF’s mission. We also work on behalf of the Wyoming Sportsmen’s Alliance (eight groups, 30,000 members strong).

Please email Chamois Andersen for information about our legislative relations work (chamoisandersen@wyomingwildlife.org).

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Wyoming 2017 Legislative Session (Major Bills we are tracking)

HOUSE

HB 0034 – Trapping – Travel committee (pdf) – House Received for Introduction (1/9) – DIED

HB 0061 – Collection of shed and horns (pdf) – Clausen – House Introduced and referred to Travel committee (1/20)

HB 0063 – Game animal licenses (limitations) (pdf) – Barlow – 3rd Reading H Laid Back

HB 0069 – County Resolution (feeding wildlife) (pdf) – Schwartz — House Introduced and referred to Travel committee (1/12) – DIED

HB 0121 – Fishing licences (pdf) – Allen – House Introduce and referred (1/13) to Travel; passed Travel on 1/24, House placed on General File

HB 0130 – Harvest of trophy game and furbearing animals (pdf) – House Introduced (1/16) and referred to Revenue; passed on 1/18 and House placed on General File

HB 0205 – Game and Fish animal damage management fees (pdf) – Hunt – House Introduced and referred to Agricultural (1/24) – DIED/Failed in accordance to House bill

HB 0229 – Game animals hunt consultation services (pdf) – Sommers – House introduced and referred to Travel committee on 1/25

HB 0235 – Mentor small game and game bird hunting (pdf) – Miller – Passed House on to Senate General File

HB 0257 – Community and school access to public lands (pdf) – Henderson – failed 6-4 in House Ag Committee – DIED

HB 0271 – Game bird farms – greater-sage grouse (pdf) – Minerals – 2nd reading House General File

HB 0278 – Special nonresident hunting license draw (pdf) – Northrup – Travel

HB 0288 – Game and Fish fees – (pdf) – Appropriations (1/31) – Amended and on House General File

HB 0293 – Public lands extension (pdf) – Miller – Assigned bill number on 1/30. This bill amends wording to (W.S. 36 12 102(b)) an old law on State Control of Certain Land and also amends the effective date, now reads July 1, 2017. It has one other sponsor, Rep. Halverson. If this goes to a committee we will rally against it with our members. It could have serious consequences if it passes. – KILLED

SENATE

*SF 0025 – Wildlife location and research information-confidentiality (pdf) – Travel – Senate Received for Introduction (1/9) – Travel

-*New substitute file/bill now under consideration (pdf) – committee meeting scheduled for 1/26

SF 0026 – Game and Fish Licenses (confidentiality) (pdf) – Travel (See WWF Letter, click here) – PASSED

SF 0060 – Antelope Hunts-licenses (complimentary) (pdf) – Anderson – Travel passed, Passed placed on House General File

SF 0078 – Federal Natural Resource Policy Act (pdf) – Bebout – Senate Introduced and referred to Minerals; passed committee; Senate passed now placed on House General File

SF 0086 – Game and Fish permits (pdf) – Emerich – Senate Introduced (1/13) and referred to Travel; passed and Senate placed on General File (1/16)

SF 0090 – Allocation of complimentary hunting licenses (pdf) – Hicks – Senate Introduced (1/16) and referred to Travel; (1/19) passed and Senate placed on General File

SF 0120 (amended) – Mentor antelope hunting voucher (pdf) – Bouchard – Senate Introduced and referred to Travel committee; DIED in committee

SF 0161 – Acquisition, sale and exchange of trust lands – Hicks (pdf) – Senate Introduced and referred to the Agricultural committee

SJ 0003  – Public Lands – constitutional amendment (pdf) – Fed Select Natural Resources Committee – Sen. Bebout killed the bill on Jan. 20 before formal introduction

 

Bill Information page

http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2017/billreference/BillReference.aspx?type=ALL