Environment policy omnibus moves to Finance

The omnibus environmental policy bill was heard in the Senate Environmental Policy Committee this week. The bill includes several policy proposals, including:

  • Expanding the use of scopes on muzzleloaders during the muzzleloader dear season. Only hunters over 60 years of age are currently allowed to use scopes; this bill would allow anyone hunting during the muzzleloader deer season to use a scope. (SF 289)
  • A provision that would add blaze pink to the list of authorized colors that can be worn when hunting. This would increase clothing options especially for female hunters. (SF 865)
  • The Governor’s Water Improvement Initiative, which sets a water quality improvement goal of 25% by 2025, lists agencies that will be involved, and sets the scope of public and stakeholder input.

For a full list of the provisions included in this bill, please see the Senate Counsel bill summary. The bill will be heard next in the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee. (SF 865)