Conservation and Trapping News

Newspaper: Coyote, leghold trapping bills cross over, move to full Senate
Mar 16, 2022 06:47 ET

Two hunting and trapping bills were approved by the Senate Natural Resources & Energy Committee last week and will move forward for consideration by the full Senate.

The bills fall short of outright bans on leg hold traps and hunting coyotes with dogs, as set forth in the bills as introduced. If approved by the Senate, the bills will move on to the House.

Senate committees also offered ‘compromise’ legislation to S254, which would have stripped police officers of protection against civil suits. Instead, the bill requires a summer study on how ‘qualified immunity’ might best be taken from them.

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