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House Natural Resources Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Pittman-Robertson Modernization

House Natural Resources Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Pittman-Robertson Modernization and Sportsmen?s ACCESS Bills | Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation

On March 26, the House Natural Resources Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee held a hearing on two important bills for sportsmen’s access and financial resources - the Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow’s Needs Act (H.R. 877) and the ACCESS Act (H.R. 1326).

Prior to the hearing, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) submitted a letter in support of these bills, which highlighted the importance of both bills and urged the House Natural Resources Committee to favorably advance these bills.

H.R. 877, Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow’s Needs Act, was introduced by the Chairs and Vice-Chairs of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC), Representatives Austin Scott (GA), Marc Veasey (TX), Richard Hudson (NC), and Debbie Dingell (MI). This legislation clarifies that one of the purposes of the Pittman-Robertson Fund (P-R) is to provide and extend financial and technical assistance to the states for hunter and recreational shooter recruitment efforts.

The Pittman-Robertson Act currently directs existing excise taxes on firearms, ammunition, and archery equipment to state wildlife agencies to be used for various on-the-ground conservation efforts, educational programs, and increasing public access.

Over the last decade, though, our nation has experienced a decline in hunters, which threatens the future of state-based wildlife conservation that is derived from P-R funds. H.R. 877 increases flexibility for state agencies to recruit, retain, or reactivate new, existing, or lapsed hunters and recreational shooters – and therefore help ensure the future of this critical conservation funding mechanism.

H.R. 1326, the ACCESS Act (Authorizing Critical Conservation and Enabling Sportsmen and Sportswomen), was introduced by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Member Representative Mike Thompson (CA). This bill contains a number of longstanding priorities for CSF, including:

North American Wetlands Conservation Act Reauthorization
National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships Act
Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act
Establishing a fee and permit process for commercial film crews
Chronic Wasting Disease Management Act
Chronic Wasting Disease Transmission in Cervidae Study Act
H.R. 877 and H.R. 1326 now await further action in the House.
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When the government starts to mess around in a fund that they cannot control it is time to worry. The only thing that could help the PR fund is to increase the percentage of the tax on sporting arms and ammunition. We need to watch this.

When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!
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Yep. No man's wallet is safe when the Legislature is in session.

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