State Senate To Consider NR Board Changes

The state Senate is poised to consider a bill that would create new prerequisites for Natural Resources Board members.

Under the Republican measure, starting in 2017 at least one board member must have a background in agriculture and at least three members must have held a hunting, fishing or trapping license in at least seven of the 10 years before they were nominated to the board.

The state Assembly overwhelmingly approved the legislation in October. The Senate is scheduled to take up on Tuesday.