BILL WOULD PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE SOURCE OF FUNDING TO PA. GAME COMMISSION . . . The problem of funding wildlife management agencies beyond moneys from license sales and Pittman-Robertson revenue is confronted virtually nationwide, and a bill in Pennsylvania's legislature addresses the situation, to some extent, in the Keystone State. An amendment to House Bill 1489, initiated by Rep. Camille "Bud" George and supported by Rep. David Levdansky, would give the Game Commission two percent of the state privilege tax on every producer who severs natural gas. The bill was reported out of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and has been referred to the House Rules Committee for further consideration.
Note: In VT we are looking for something like this that is reliable, sustainable, broad based and adequate to allow the Vt Fish and Wildlife Dept to do it's job and claim all the federal aid money available - which they are not doing now. The Vt Wildlife Partnership is working do get legislation passed.