New wolf and crossbow bills

Posted on February 24, 2012

The Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Environment has scheduled a public hearing on a number of bills, including the crossbow bill and the wolf bill, for Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 10:30 a.m. in room 300 Southeast of the State Capitol. Here is a list of bills up for hearing that day:

• Assembly Bill 334: Relating to possession of certain animals killed by vehicles.

• Assembly Bill 384: Relating to weapons that may be used to hunt certain animals and requirements for establishing open hunting seasons for those animals (this is the crossbow bill).

• Assembly Bill 395: Relating to acquisition of land in the Niagara Escarpment corridor.

• Senate Bill 290: Relating to acquisition of land in the Niagara Escarpment corridor.

• Senate Bill 415: Relating to buying, selling, bartering, and trading of nonedible parts from upland game birds.

• Senate Bill 435: Relating to appointment of a drainage board.

• Senate Bill 441: Relating to authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to collect voluntary contributions in addition to fees charged for certain approvals, authorizing the voluntary contributions to be paid to the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, and making an appropriation.

• Senate Bill 411: Relating to hunting and trapping of wolves, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and making an appropriation (this is the Senate version of the Assembly wolf bill).

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