House Bill 1571 is the 2020 legislation to strengthen and diversify the NH Fish and Game Commission by changing the qualifications needed to serve. It will remove the requirement of holding a hunting, fishing, and/or trapping license for five years of the last ten years. It will also change the nominating process. Now only “sporting clubs” can nominate. This bill will open up the nominating process by allowing other wildlife and conservation groups to nominate.
We need everyone’s help for this bill to pass. Please contact the House Fish and Game and Marine Resources (FGMR) Committee and ask them to support this bill. http://gencourt.state.nh.us/house/committees/committeedetails.aspx?id=28 This link will take you to the FGMR Committee and on this page is an email address that will reach each member of the Committee.
Put Support HB 1571 in the subject line.
If you are a constituent for one of these members please write him/her individually. Otherwise write just one email that they will all get. We have learned the hearing will be Feb. 4, 2020 at 2PM. Please attend the hearing too if able and sign in to Support. If you want to testify bring 21 copies of your testimony to pass out to each member. Thank You!
If you need any help to understand HB1571 or have any questions please let us know. You can email us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org