Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What The Heck - Bill To replace all members of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission with Legislators

Lord help us when the Louisiana Legislature is in session. Someone sent me this email from the CCA

"If you like the idea of putting politics smack in the middle of the process of setting rules for hunting and fishing, then you’ll LOVE SB 339 by Sen. Rob Marionneaux of Gross Tete. Last week the Senate Natural Resources Committee voted 4-2 in favor of Marionneaux’s bill to replace all members of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission with legislators. The seven LWFC members are presently appointed by the governor. CCA supports the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission and believes its members have done a good job of managing our resources.

CCA joins LDWF Secretary Robert Barham in opposing SB 339. In testimony to the Natural Resources Committee, Barham said: “We are to preserve, protect and conserve the natural resources, the wildlife. Our duty is not to give the maximum kill or take. It is to make sure future generations have those resources available to them.” The Marionneaux bill is a constitutional amendment that requires a two-thirds vote of the Legislature and approval of voters.

Help us stop a political takeover of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission. Contact your senator today and strongly urge him or her to vote against SB 339. The measure could come up for a Senate vote as early as Wednesday, so it’s important to contact your senator ASAP" .

This seems to be a very very bad idea.

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