John Arway, Executive Director of the PA Fish and Boat Commission, and R. Matthew Hough, newly-appointed Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, will discuss a House Resolution that calls for the merger of the two agencies. HR 129, introduced by Rep. Martin T. Causer (R-McKean), called upon the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to investigate the costs and other impacts of merging the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to create a new independent agency. A hearing on the potential merger has been scheduled for Feb. 19, before the House Game and Fisheries Committee.
Arway will also discuss the Fish and Boat Commissions’ annual report – slated for release on February 18 – as well as the Endangered Species Coordination Act of HB 1576 and an update to the PA Natural Diversity Inventory (PNDI) environmental review tool.
Listen in on Feb. 21 , as we continue to explore issues affecting Pennsylvania’s popular hunting and fishing activities. Will your community be impacted by these proposed changes?
Teleconference is scheduled to begin promptly at 12 noon. Cost: $10 per phone line for PNA members. $20 for non-members. To register, email Kathleen Landis or phone her at 717-703-3012.
John Arway, Executive Director, PA Fish and Boat Commission
R. Matthew Hough, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Game Commission
This is another in a series of sessions being made available through the PNA Foundation’s Reporters’ Series. The Reporters’ Series is meant to provide an educational, non-partisan forum for in-depth exploration of important and timely policy issues impacting the Commonwealth. Through these inexpensive and convenient teleconference sessions, you can simply phone in and listen to experts explain the particulars of a policy topic or pending legislation. Straight facts that will help you better understand and cover an issue and its effect on your community and readers.