Last week, the Alaska 2023 legislative session adjourned sine die. This means the regular legislative session is completed for the year. However, Gov. Mike Dunleavy did call the legislature back into a 30-day special session to finalize the budget.
The 2023 regular session was quiet for sportsmen with only a handful of sportsmen-related bills introduced, and two bills sent to Gov. Dunleavy for his consideration.
Senate Bill 10 provides a trapping license for active members of the Alaska National Guard and military reserves without charge and provides permanent sport fishing, hunting, and trapping identification cards to certain disabled veterans without charge.
House Bill 61 puts in place important safeguards to protect sportsmen and gun owners during declared emergencies.
Even though the 2023 regular legislative session is over, the Sportsmen’s Alliance will continue to monitor activities during the special session and will inform you if any action is needed.
You can view the bills the Sportsmen’s Alliance was monitoring during the legislative session on our legislative map. Please share this message with your family and friends as sportsmen must continue to stay actively involved in defending our hunting, fishing, and trapping heritage for present and future generations to enjoy.
About the Sportsmen’s Alliance: The Sportsmen’s Alliance protects and defends America’s wildlife conservation programs and the pursuits – hunting, fishing and trapping – that generate the money to pay for them. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation is responsible for public education, legal defense and research. Its mission is accomplished through several distinct programs coordinated to provide the most complete defense capability possible. Stay connected to Sportsmen’s Alliance: Online, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.