On Wednesday March 24 at 1:30pm, the House Environment and Transportation will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 200. As mentioned in a previous alert, Senate Bill 200 seek to prohibit contests where the sole objective is the killing of certain wildlife for prizes or monetary awards. It further clarifies that any prohibition will not apply to lawful dog training or dog competition events.
The cross-filed House version of the bill, House Bill 293, passed the House on February 16 and was assigned to the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee. To date, a hearing on House Bill 293 has yet to be scheduled by the committee chair.
Those who would like to comment on Senate Bill 200 may do so by contacting the House Environment and Transportation Committee prior to the hearing on Wednesday, March 24.
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