Discussion in 'Legislative Forum' started by Fishbonker, Jan 16, 2019.
That's probably a good bill. I bought all of my fish and built my pond with my own money. No state money or them even involved. I don't think limits should be enforced at my pond. Wish we had that here.
I don't see anything about limits on catch. This just says you don't need a fishing license to fish someone else's pond or private lake , as long as you have permission.
I am not really in favor, but it isn't a huge deal. I buy a fishing license every year and rarely fish - but have it just in case I do. The money goes to thingsth care about.
Guess the logical flip side of this is I can fish without permission as long as I have a license.
Heck, good to know, I thought that was already the law. (Relax game law warriors...I buy a fishing license every year! )
But if someone who doesn't fish often, or at all, came to my private pond, I don't see why they should have to buy a license. No one has any expense in that pond other than me. Years ago, the IDNR would stock private ponds for free(to the landowner) and that makes sense that if your fish came from a state agency that all fishers should have to kick in for a license.
Passed subcommittee with amendments. I can't find what the amendments were.
Passed full committee today 8-4 1 absent. Will be eligible for Senate floor debate.
This bill was combined with SSB1019 stocking ponds to become:
Interesting amendment today:
The amendment lost but the bill passed 34-14. Now it goes to the House.
In a House Natural Resources subcommittee. The fiscal impact statement came out today:
Starting in 2020 the FWTF will lose $796,000/year from a decrease in fishing license sales. In 2024 the state FWTF will lose an additional
$616,000 in federal funds.
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