Stefano Appointed Chairman of Senate Game and Fisheries Committee

Harrisburg – State Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) has been appointed Chairman of the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee for the 2017-18 legislative session by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Senator Stefano was a member of the committee during the 2015-16 session, participating in the critical task of helping to manage Pennsylvania’s wildlife resources and ensuring that the average citizen can access outdoor recreation.

The senator has been active on these issues in the 32nd District. His initiatives included sponsoring Senate Bill 1166, which was supported by sportsmen groups as a needed reform to the Pennsylvania Game Commission on how they run their department, and saving Somerset Lake, a fish and boat managed lake whose earthen dam is on the High Hazard Dam list to be fixed in 2018.

Stefano noted the economic impact that hunting, fishing and wildlife associated recreation has in Pennsylvania, “Pennsylvania is home to over 1.5 million hunters and anglers and countless other outdoor enthusiasts who participate in wildlife associated activities. Hunters and anglers alone account for over 1.5 Billion in economic activity in PA. These activities also help anchor our robust tourist economy.”

“As a strong advocate for the Second Amendment and sportsmen rights, I look forward to using my leadership of the Game and Fisheries Committee to preserve Pennsylvania’s hunting and fishing heritage and expand opportunities for citizens to enjoy the outdoors,” said Stefano.

Contact: Ben Wren (717) 787-7175

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