Washington Voters Criminalize Law Abiding Citizens

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On Election Day, Washington State voters approved Initiative 1401, a provision that penalizes law abiding citizens rather than attack poachers, smugglers, and black-market profiteers of illicit ivory and animal products. Initiative 1401 makes a felon out of anyone in the state who is selling, trading, or giving away a number of ordinary items such as … Continue reading

Tracking the Capitols – Week of September 28

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Tracking the Capitols is a source of legislation currently being tracked by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation state policy team to keep you informed of the most pertinent and timely state legislation affecting hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping and other conservation issues. Inclusion in Tracking the Capitols does not necessarily constitute support or opposition to … Continue reading

Action Alerts – California Members, SCI Needs Your Help!

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ACTION ALERT #1– AB 96 (Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn) AB 96 (Atkins) Animal parts and products: importation or sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee today, August 27, 2016, and will go to the Senate Floor.  SCI has written a letter in opposition of this bill.  It could be … Continue reading

Tracking the Capitols – Week of June 29

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Tracking the Capitols is a source of legislation currently being tracked by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation state policy team to keep you informed of the most pertinent and timely state legislation affecting hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping and other conservation issues. Inclusion in Tracking the Capitols does not necessarily constitute support or opposition to … Continue reading

Outdoor Heritage Act Passes NC Senate, Onto Governor

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Safari Club International and North Carolina hunters notched a victory on June 24 when the North Carolina Senate gave final legislative approval for Sunday hunting with firearms. The Conference Report for the Outdoor Heritage Act (HB 640) was adopted by the Senate with a vote of 33-15 and will now head to the desk of … Continue reading

PA Legislators Propose End to Sunday Hunting Ban

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State Representative’s Frank Farina (D-112) and Robert Godshall (R-53) recently filed House Bill 1374, Prohibition on Sunday Hunting. HB 1374 would expand hunting opportunities in Pennsylvania to include hunting on Sundays. This legislation, introduced on June 24, is a legislative package designed to protect and promote Pennsylvania’s proud outdoor heritage for future generations. Included in … Continue reading

Member Alert – New York Senate Backs Anti-Hunting Legislation!

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It is imperative that all residents, hunters, and individuals who use New York as a port of entry for the importation of hunting trophies put a stop to this dangerous legislation. SCI is urging all of its tri-state members to contact as many New York state Senator’s and Assembly members and ask them to oppose … Continue reading

California Outlawing Your Legal Ivory?

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The state of California has introduced legislation that would make all ivory or rhinoceros horn illegal, even those exempt under current law. SCI California Chapters have written a letter in opposition of this bill. AB 96, if passed, would delete the exemption provided by current law allowing the possession with intent to sell, or sale … Continue reading

SCI Supports Sunday Archery Hunt Bill

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On June 3, 2015, the Connecticut state Senate approved, House Bill 6034, legislation that would allow Sunday archery hunting for deer on private lands and in certain deer management zones. HB 6034 is now headed to the governor’s desk and Safari Club International is urging Governor Dannel Malloy to sign the bill into law. Sunday deer … Continue reading

Oregon House Judiciary Committee Holding Hearing on Anti-Ivory Legislation

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This week on May 20th, Oregon’s House Judiciary Committee will be holding a hearing on Senate Bill 913. Safari Club International (SCI) opposes SB 913, legislation that would make it illegal to knowingly purchase, sell, offer for sale, possess with intent to sell or import for purchase or sale in Oregon ivory, rhinoceros horn, ivory … Continue reading

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