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    Default HB 2856 Would Eliminate TWRA

    There is a discussion about this on Mike Anderson's board. Thought everyone should know about this.

    http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_123406.asp

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    Wow.just.wow! Thanks for the link, Troutman.

    From the link posted by Troutman:

    In summary, House Bill 2856 "creates the division of wildlife resources within the Tennessee department of environment and conservation, abolishes the Tennessee wildlife resources agency, (TWRA) and transfers all duties, responsibilities, and functions of the TWRA to the division of wildlife resources (under the Dept. of Environment and Conservation).

    The bill designates that funds from hunting and fishing licenses would go to Tennessee's general fund rather than being designated specifically for funding wildlife and fisheries programs.

    They don't care about non-oversight. They care about getting their paws on the license money for the general fund. This bill must be defeated. I have sent an email to our rep, Joe McCord. I'll let you know if I hear anything back from him.

    Here is a list of State Reps, email yours today.

    Paula

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    Thanks for the heads up...this has trouble written all over it. Also, thanks for posting that link Paula. I'm going to definitely be sending an email and encourage everyone else to do the same...
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    I have also sent an email to a good friend who serves as a lobbyist. He is going to look into it and find out what the buzz is on the Hill. He promised to let me know what's going on with the bill. He did say, "this bill won't have chance in ****."

    That said, emails to your state rep will not hurt. Outrage from constituents works wonders.

    Paula

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    Just e-mailed my rep. Called mom and dad, told them to do so as well.

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    Thanks for bringing this to our attention Troutman. And thanks to Paula for making it so easy to take action.
    Brian
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    I also know a few folks in the state legislature and will be making a phone call or e-mail. I am amazed at this bill, and disappointed in the sponsors. It appears there are only a few left most from the Nashville area, one from Knoxville area (District 19- H. Brooks), and Middle Tennessee (Rutherford County).

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    Got a response from Harry Tindell, 13 th district (Knoxville), he says he will vote no if given the opportunity.

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    For those of you who would like to call your representative the toll free number is 800 449 8366. If you do not know their extension you will have to go thru the menu to get their extension.

    Ernie

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    Doug Overbey from District 20 (Blount County) has also confirmed his stance against this.

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