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

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Wyoming 2017 Legislative Session (Major Bills we TRACKED)

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 – Signed into Law on 3/2/17

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

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 – Signed into Law on 3/2/17

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 – Signed into Law on 3/6/17

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

HB 0214 – Game and Fish lifetime pioneer license – Cole – DIED

HB 0229 – Game animals hunt consultation services (pdf) – Sommers – House introduced and referred to Travel committee – DIED

HB 0235 – Mentor small game and game bird hunting (pdf) – Miller – Passed House on to Senate General File – Signed into Law on 3/6/17

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 – PASSED

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

HB 0288 – Game and Fish fees – (pdf) – Appropriations (1/31) – Amended and on House General File – Signed into Law on 3/6/17

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 – DIED

-*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) – Signed into Law on 3/3/17

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

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 – DIED

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 – DIED

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 – Failed introduction

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

 

Bill Information page

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