– State Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) has been appointed to serve his third consecutive term as majority chairman of the House Game and Fisheries Committee.
“I’m looking forward to getting back to work and supporting the best interests of the many hunters and anglers across the state,” said Gillespie. “As for the work to be done, we unfortunately have some important leftover legislation from the 2017-18 session that needs addressed as soon as possible.”
Gillespie is referring to the renewed effort to enact legislation that would allow both the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) to set their own license fees.
“The individual pieces of legislation that would empower both commissions each passed overwhelmingly in the Senate but lacked the votes in our committee,” Gillespie added. “I’m planning to take another swing at this because of my strong feeling that the PGC and PFBC both need and deserve the ability to set their own fees for the benefit of outdoor enthusiasts for whom they provide much-needed services.”
Questions about this or any other legislative issue should be addressed to Gillespie’s district office at (717) 840-4711.
Representative Keith Gillespie
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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