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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-06-2011, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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IRRC Control Of PFBC Reg's

Representative Pyle has introduced a bill to place the Fish Commission under the Independent Regulatory Review Commission.


This means that all rules and regs passed in public session after public comment and two voting sessions will have to be approved by an appointed board.


more legislative control of our wildlife resources and agencies.

Be sure, the bill for the GC to be placed under the same set up is coming.



The bill:

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legi...br=2035&pn=2795



Please, use the "Contact Legislator" Thread stuck at the top of this forum and put a stop to this now.

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-06-2011, 02:00 AM Thread Starter
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Find your legislator:

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/...lator/#address

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Re: IRRC Control Of PFBC Reg's

Now, lets look at the folks that will rule on regulations if this happens:

Silvan B. Lutkewitte, III
Title: Chairman
Residence: Hershey, PA
Education: Villanova University (--)
Appointed: August 2009 by The Honorable Samuel H. Smith, House Republican Floor Leader

Biography: Silvan B. Lutkewitte is the President and CEO of Targepeutics, Inc. and resides in Hershey, PA.




George D. Bedwick Title: Vice Chairman
Residence: Harrisburg, PA
Education: Kings College (BA), Dickinson School of Law (JD)
Appointed: January 2009 by the Honorable Keith R. McCall, Speaker of the House of Representatives

Biography: George D. Bedwick retired from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2007 serving in positions that included Legislative Director for the Majority Leader and Legislative Counsel to the Minority and Majority Whip. He is also a former board member of the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.



Arthur Coccodrilli

Title: Commissioner
Residence: Peckville, PA
Education: Widener University, Political Science (BA)
Appointed: March 1996 by the Honorable Robert J. Mellow, Senate Democratic Leader, and reappointed in February 2000, February 2003, February 2006 and March 2009. Biography: He is a partner in the Snyder Granite Company.

John Mizner, Esq.

Title: Commissioner
Residence: Erie, PA
Education: St. Vincent College (BA), University of Pittsburgh School of Law (JD)
Appointed: Appointed in 1995 by the Honorable Thomas J. Ridge, Governor, in June 2005 by the Honorable John M. Perzel, Speaker of the House, in February 2009 by the Honorable Joseph B. Scarnati III, President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and reappointed in March 2011.
Biography: John Mizner is an Attorney in Erie, PA.


Lawrence J. Tabas, Esq.

Title: Commissioner
Residence: Penn Valley, PA
Education: University of Pennsylvania (BA, MA), Georgetown University Law Center (JD)
Appointed: February 2011 by the Honorable Tom Corbett, Governor

Biography: Lawrence J. Tabas is a partner in the firm of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell and Hippel LLP and is Chairman of both the Firmís Health Care Practice Group and Election Law Practice Group. His health care practice includes the representation of physicians, health care providers and health care entities in the legal aspects of health care, compliance matters, and business transactions. He also has long term experience representing counties and their behavioral health programs, including the development of risk management models and contracting for such programs. His election law practice encompasses both federal and state legal issues and litigation affecting candidates, committees, and political party committees.


http://www.irrc.state.pa.us/commission.aspx


Without a disparaging word as to character or purpose: I do not want pure political cronies to decide what happens in the regulations surrounding hunting, trapping, boating, or fishing. One look at the connections and influence of those appointing these folks tells a harsh story.

In this age of wanting less government involvement in our life, it is odd that we have this proposal coming forward.

Even more surprising is this is coming from a Republican:


http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/...io.cfm?id=1019


Now it might just be me, but doesn't this fly in the face of the party platform of less government, and they are the party that is all for it?

Plain and simple folks, sporetsmen can struggle through disagreements and internal battles. We can lose a lot quickly and maybe forever by adding a pure political element to the process with all the backdoor politics that come with it.

Use the link below to find your representative and senator. Let them know that you want nothing to do with this pending legislation. Even those with issues with the any of the wildlife agencies should be able to see that legislative or regulatory control of hunting,trapping, fishing, or boating is not a good thing. We only need to look at surrounding states and the nation to see example after example of what can happen. Rarely is it good for us or our beloved sports.

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/find.cfm

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Re: IRRC Control Of PFBC Reg's

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In this age of wanting less government involvement in our life, it is odd that we have this proposal coming forward.

Even more surprising is this is coming from a Republican:
The bill has the name of 19 legislators on it, and all 19 are Republicans.

Has anyone heard the reasons they are giving for this bill?
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Aren't Republicans supposed to be the ones that want LESS regulations? LOL



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That's what they advertise Dutch. But this is deer stuff, i am sure there are special exceptions for that.

Once again, politicans doing what they do. All based on vote getting and further influence and power.

And we want this in wildlife management?

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I would believe the reason is the same one that has caused legislative interference for years, deer numbers or the perception thereof. I wonder if they know that if seasons and bag limits are not set for some reason they revert back to the seasons and bag limits for the previous year by law. If their inent is to scuttle the deer management program they will defeat themselves since proposed regulations do not go through IRRC in a timely manner. This has the stench of USP all over it.




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Pyle was the one that opposed the poaching bill last session. Perhaps also on the behest of USP as they opposed it strongly.


Sent a email to my rep and senator on this bill and the deer committee bill.

The last thing we need is pure rank politics in wildlife management. And those that push this might rue the day if the tides of power shift and the other parties leadership holds the reins.

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Re: IRRC Control Of PFBC Reg's

This specifically deals with the Fish and Boat Commision. Not the PGC. So it's not about deer.

What is it about? It may just a general thing of wanting more power. Some legislators have resented whatever independence the PGC and PFBC actually have, and want full control of these agencies.

It might also have to do with Marcellus stuff. The PFBC has ramped up their surveying of wild trout populations in PA. They've been surveying many small and obscure streams that have never been surveyed before, finding wild trout populations, and putting those streams on the wild trout stream list, and where applicable, the Class A list. Doing so gives the streams some (not a lot) of additional environmental protection.

If the streams have wild trout populations, than they should go on the list. And if not, not. There shouldn't be any political meddling. But I'm guessing the legislators want to meddle into this.

This is all speculation on my part, of course. If anyone has heard what these legislators are SAYING is their reason for the proposed legislation, please let us know.
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Re: IRRC Control Of PFBC Reg's

It would be difficult for them to force the PGC in the IRRC process and not the PF&BC. Could be the fish folks just got caught up in the vendetta against Game.




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