Maine LD 668: An Act To Market Maine’s Hunting and Fishing Opportunities

LD 668 (subjects: INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE DEPT , POWERS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=668&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Robert Duchesne of Hudson: (D – District 121) — e-mail | Facebook

5 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/3/2015 House Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/5/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Davis of Piscataquis, REFERRED to the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, in concurrence.
6/30/2015 Senate CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992. in concurrence
6/30/2015 House Carried over to any special and/or regular session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992.
6/30/2015 Senate CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992. , in concurrence.
3/23/2016 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-587)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/24/2016 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (H-587) READ and ADOPTED, in concurrence.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-587), in concurrence.

Ordered sent down forthwith.
3/28/2016 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/29/2016 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending ENACTMENT in concurrence
4/29/2016 Senate In possession of the Senate when the Senate ADJOURNED SINE DIE and PLACED IN THE LEGISLATIVE FILES (DEAD).

Bill Text

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An Act To Market Maine’s Hunting and Fishing Opportunities

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 12 MRSA 10108, sub- 2-A is enacted to read:

2-A. Marketing program. In addition to activities in subsection 2 that the commissioner may implement, the commissioner shall adopt a comprehensive marketing program that ensures the department is responsive to the needs of outdoor recreationists, license and permit price concerns and resource access and awareness issues and that all staff members of the department play an appropriate role in ensuring their respective programs deliver the best marketing approach with the highest value to the public.

The commissioner shall establish a dedicated marketing specialist position within the Division of Public Information and Education. The marketing specialist shall lead and coordinate the program. The program must include the following, at a minimum:

A. Collaboration with the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of Tourism;
B. Annual surveys;
C. Training and education for persons in the outdoor recreation industry, including guides, persons who operate sporting camps and others;
D. Recommendations to create new hunting and fishing licenses that feature new privileges or opportunities in order to attract nonresident hunters and anglers;
E. Aggressive promotion of opportunities to hunt and fish, including information about access to waters and public and private lands for these purposes. This information must be publicized, without limitation, in maps and brochures, on publicly accessible websites and through social media; and
F. Creation of a database of outdoor writers and reporters and efforts to provide these writers and reporters with experiences and information that may be used in their writings.

summary

This bill directs the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to establish a comprehensive marketing program for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife that is led and coordinated by a dedicated marketing specialist, whose position is required to be created within the department’s Division of Public Information and Education.

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


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