Originally Posted by DennyF
Nope, bad guess based on bad info.
Any proposed license increase has to be advertised for 30 days and then considered in the General Assembly. If approved, it goes to the Governor for signature.
PGC posts and allows 30 days for written comments. One public meeting.
Adopted final form regulation goes to both Game and Fisheries Committees of the House and Senate.
If both approve (time rules in effect) the fee change will be deemed approved ...and then it goes to the General Assembly (time rules in effect)...and then the Governor.
This bill forces action on the request within a specific time frame. It would be difficult for the General Assembly to override the Game & Fisheries approval.
The PGC wouldn't be pushing this bill unless it helped stack the deck for them...so to speak.
Yes...there is oversight.
The BOC is too wadded up within the personal politics...where to get the money from issues. Too much decision making around who's pocket to pick... and who to protect.
Easing up the process of getting fees approved only gives more power to this awful mess.
I wish they would adopt some sort of system by which fees are determined/ calculated. Something solid so that a person can look at the fees and come away with the understanding of why they are set... or about to be set where they are.
I believe if they did, they would obtain a greater approval % from the hunters themselves. Do they not understand that loyalty to the separate agency has to be nurtured? Shaming hunters into supporting the only separate game agency in the US, isn't going to work.
The BOC should be everyone's BOC. They need to lead absent the personal agendas.
I will say again...this legislation will give them more rope to hang themselves.