Agriculture & Outdoor Recreation


News

Legislation

  • Act 76 of 2015 allows for the use of a motorized wheelchair by permanently disabled hunters, and provides permits for individuals with disabilities.
  • Act 92 of 2016 establishes an agricultural pilot program for industrial hemp research.
  • Act 97 of 2016 (Stefano) ensures that funds received through the registration, certification and enforcement of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in Pennsylvania are used specifically to support ATV activities.
  • Senate Bill 352 (Vogel) makes substantial regulatory changes necessary to protect and bolster Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry.
  • Senate Bill 356 ( Folmer) amends the Local Tax Enabling Act to further provide for filings and quarterly payments of the local earned income tax by persons who make their living from farming.
  • Senate Bill 737 (Hutchinson) allows for the limited use of semi-automatic sporting rifles for hunting coyotes and woodchucks.
  • Senate Bill 1065 (Scavello) adds falconry to the list of exemptions for Sunday hunting.
  • Senate Bill 1166 (Stefano) gives the Pennsylvania Game Commission the authority to establish the fees that it charges for licenses.
  • Senate Bill 1168 (Eichelberger) gives the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission the authority to establish the fees that it charges for licenses.

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee