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Coudersport, PA 16915
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House Approves Bills to Change Terms of Game, Fish-Boat Commissioners, Causer Says
4/24/2013

HARRISBURG – Working to enhance accountability to the Commonwealth’s hunting, fishing and boating enthusiasts, the state House today approved legislation to shorten the terms of service for board members of the state’s two wildlife commissions, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).

House Bill 828, sponsored by Causer, and House Bill 798, sponsored by Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), would reduce the length of the terms of service for board members of the Game Commission and the Fish and Boat Commission from eight years to four years. The bills also would allow commissioners to serve multiple terms with appointment by the governor and consent by a majority of the Senate.

“There is growing concern among lawmakers and the public about the actions of these commissions and their impact on the long-standing traditions of this Commonwealth,” Causer said. “The changes put forth in these bills will help improve accountability and provide flexibility to the governor and lawmakers by allowing commissioners to be appointed to multiple, consecutive terms of office.”

Under current law, the term of office for commissioners of both agencies is eight years. A commissioner may serve up to an additional six months when a replacement has not been appointed by the governor and approved by the Senate. A member who fills a vacancy of less than four years is eligible for reappointment to a full term. A member who serves a full eight-year term, or fills a vacancy for more than four years, is not eligible for reappointment for a period of eight years. House Bills 798 and 828 remove these specific limitations on service, allowing for multiple four-year terms of continuous service. Vacancies may still be filled for partial terms.

The bills now go to the Senate for consideration.


Representative Martin T. Causer
67th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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