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TO: Members of the House of Representatives FROM: Rep. Michael T. Peifer SUBJECT: Proposed Legislation DATE: June 20, 2017


In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation amending the Pennsylvania Game and Wildlife Code to add members of the House and Senate to the agency’s Board of Commissioners.

Currently, the Governor nominates individuals for service on each agency’s Board of Commissioners and they must be approved by a majority of the elected members of the Senate. The House of Representatives has no official role in this process, and the Senate merely approves the Governor’s selections.

Under the legislation, two members of the Senate, one appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and one appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate and two members of the House of Representatives, one appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and one appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives will serve on the board.

This legislation will allow for greater input and involvement with each agency by the General Assembly on sportsmen’s issues, and by sportsmen in general across the Commonwealth via their elected officials.

Thank you for your consideration of this proposal.
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TO: Members of the House of Representatives FROM: Rep. Michael T. Peifer SUBJECT: Proposed Legislation DATE: June 20, 2017


In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation amending the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Code to add members of the House and Senate to the agency’s Board of Commissioners.

Currently, the Governor nominates individuals for service on each agency’s Board of Commissioners and they must be approved by a majority of the elected members of the Senate. The House of Representatives has no official role in this process, and the Senate merely approves the Governor’s selections.

Under the legislation, two members of the Senate, one appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and one appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate and two members of the House of Representatives, one appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and one appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives will serve on the board.

This legislation will allow for greater input and involvement with each agency by the General Assembly on sportsmen’s issues, and by sportsmen in general across the Commonwealth via their elected officials.

Thank you for your consideration of this proposal.
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Stepped over the line? Right now we have a whole group of commissioners with their own personal agendas. Could it get an worse?
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You have a bunch of shiny butt clerks who are professional moochers trying to run an agency that they don't have a clue as to what's going on and commissioners that don't get it.
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In NC there are 19 wildlife commissioners

Don't let PA get like that
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the PGC needs to remain separate. this is the worse case scenario in the entire sportsmen library. my guess is this has to do with marcellus shale and MONEY
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Hon. Michael Peifer
2523 Route 6, Suite 2
Hawley, PA 18428
(570) 226-5959
Fax: (570) 226-5955

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Hon. Michael Peifer
157 East Wing
PO Box 202139
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2139
(717) 783-2037
Fax: (717) 782-2910


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what a butthead , ill be visiting him , lives right up the road from me .
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I have very mixed thoughts on this.

My first reaction was that they should keep their noses out of wildlife management but then upon more thought this legislation could have merit. It depends on whether they want to be part of better wildlife management or just be obstructionists.

If they were added to the Commission and actually worked toward the goals of good wildlife management this could be a very positive step. The reason I say that is because it would allow them to see that the Game Commission is working very hard to do what is right for both wildlife and the future of hunting, instead of blindly believing the nonsense they hear from some of their constituents. It could result in them see that the Game Commission is not the enemy and really does need to be adequately funded.

I kind of goes back to my old argument when I was working that we needed to allow the sportsmen to get involved in the things the Game Commission was doing. That is why I always not only allowed but encouraged people to come out and watch bears being processes, helping with trapping and handling turkeys and other non-law enforcement functions. I always advocated that people cannot and will not support a program if we don’t allow them to have enough knowledge about it understand it. Allow them to be part of it though and they get ownership of the programs. Once they have ownership they will not only support the programs but also help explain and defend them to their friends.

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