This week I am posting information on the six bills I have proposed for this legislative session. Today I’ll tell you about two of those bills.
DIF&W’s system of licenses and permits is too complicated and needs reform and simplification. Currently DIF&W sells 240 license, permits, and registration, 1/3 of them to hunters.
An Act to Simplify and Encourage the Sale of Hunting and Fishing Licenses, sponsored at my request by Rep. Mike Shaw, the House Chair of the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee, will create a task force to create a plan that reduces the number of licenses, permits, and registrations.
DIF&W’s online system (MOSES) is almost as old as its namesake and desperately needs to be updated and improved. This bill will require the agency to prepare a plan to do so, and submit it to the legislature with a request for an appropriation by April 1, 2013.