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Changes the term to an inital four year term with a second term of four years if reconfirmed by the senate. Can serve up to an additional 12 months if the replacement is not confirmed after the four year term.

If appointed to fill a term of two years or less - can then be confirmed for a full four year term.

limited to eight years total, then ineligible to ever hold the office again.

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/bill...pe=B&bn=155


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The co-sponsor memo:


In the near future I plan to introduce legislation that measure shortens the length of the term of commissioners on the PA Game Commission’s Board of Commissioners from 8 years to 4 years. This legislation was previously introduced by former Representative Dan Surra in 2007-08 session.
An individual is limited to two terms of service on the Board, with a nomination and confirmation by the Senate before each. Additionally, an individual could continue to serve on the board for up to an additional year while a successor is found.

Presently, commissioners serve a term of 8 years. They are nominated by the governor and approved by a majority vote of the Senate. After serving one term, an individual is eligible for nomination to the Board for another term, after an 8 year absence.

By shortening the length of the term of a commissioner and by bringing prospective members before the Senate more often, this legislation seeks to accomplish several goals:

• To keep commissioners more responsive and representative of the contemporary outdoor community.

• By reducing the years of service, the point-of-view of <span style="font-weight: bold">future sitting commissioners will be closer aligned to that of the Governor who appoints them and the Senate that confirms them.</span>

• By cutting in half the number of years that a commissioner must volunteer as an appointed board member, serving with no pay, more men and women will become interested in the challenging, time consuming position.

If you have any questions on this legislation, please email Steph in my office at [email protected] .



http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/Legi...p;cosponId=9946
 

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Once again, seeking to further inject politics into the wildlife management of this state is a BAD thing. Seeking to make a commissioner beholden to a governor or the senate, is bad now, and will hold peril at some point in the future to our cherished sport.

Second, even for the most "up to date and informed new commissioner" the learning curve is high.


Once again, this bill needs opposed.

Note: this bill has been a standard bill for at least the last two previous sessions. The details changed on this version, but the result is the same.

Bad news for hunting and trapping.
 

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Well it is good that we did not hire it out to some European company like we did our lottery. Waugh!
 

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It would be better served if this legislation were directed at term limits for legislators. Will you introduce that?
 
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