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Bills to shorten game, fish commission terms passes House

By - Last modified: April 29, 2013 at 9:34 AM

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The state House has approved two measures to shorten terms on the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Pennsylvania Game Commission with the goal of improving accountability.

House Bill 798 from state Rep. Doyle Heffley, R-Carbon County, and House Bill 828 from state Rep. Martin Causer, R-Cameron, McKean, and Potter counties, would shorten terms from eight years to four years, a news release stated.

But commissioners could serve multiple terms through appointment by the governor and consent from a majority of the state Senate, according to the release.

A statement from Causer indicates 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," the release stated.

Brent Burkey

Brent Burkey

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