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HB 41 - Reduces Limitations on Hunting Bison - Key Vote

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Hans Hunt voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Reduces Limitations on Hunting Bison

Signed by Governor Matt Mead
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (49-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Reduces Limitations on Hunting Bison

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends wild bison license provisions and appropriates funds for possible legal action pursuant to federal gun regulations.

Highlights:
  • Establishes the residents’ fees for licenses to harvest any bison at $400 and to harvest a female or calf bison at $250 (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes the non-residents’ fees for licenses to harvest any bison at $2,500 and to harvest a female or calf bison at $1,000 (Sec. 1). 
  • Limits future applications for wild bison hunting licenses as follows (Sec. 1):
    • An individual who harvests a bull on an “any wild bison license” is prohibited from  receiving another “any” license, but is authorized to receive a “female or calf license” the following season;
    • An individual who harvests a female or calf bison on an “any wild bison license” is prohibited from receiving a “female or calf license” for 5 years, but may apply for another “any bison license” the following season; and
    • An individual who harvests a female or calf bison on a “female or calf license” is prohibited from receiving a “female or calf license” or an “any wild bison license” for 5 years.
  • Appropriates $250,000 from the general fund to the attorney general’s office for possible legal action related to firearms useful in hunting bison and federal gun regulations, with any remaining funds reverted back to the general fund on June 30, 2014 (Sec. 2). 
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (16-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Reduces Limitations on Hunting Bison

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends wild bison license provisions and appropriates funds for possible legal action pursuant to federal gun regulations.

Highlights:
  • Establishes the residents’ fees for licenses to harvest any bison at $400 and to harvest a female or calf bison at $250 (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes the non-residents’ fees for licenses to harvest any bison at $2,500 and to harvest a female or calf bison at $1,000 (Sec. 1). 
  • Limits future applications for wild bison hunting licenses as follows (Sec. 1):
    • An individual who harvests a bull on an “any wild bison license” is prohibited from  receiving another “any” license, but is authorized to receive a “female or calf license” the following season;
    • An individual who harvests a female or calf bison on an “any wild bison license” is prohibited from receiving a “female or calf license” for 5 years, but may apply for another “any bison license” the following season; and
    • An individual who harvests a female or calf bison on a “female or calf license” is prohibited from receiving a “female or calf license” or an “any wild bison license” for 5 years.
  • Appropriates $250,000 from the general fund to the attorney general’s office for possible legal action related to firearms useful in hunting bison and federal gun regulations, with any remaining funds reverted back to the general fund on June 30, 2014 (Sec. 2). 
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (59-0) -

Title: Reduces Limitations on Hunting Bison

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Reduces Limitations on Hunting Bison

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