HOW THEY VOTED - NUISANCE WILDLIFE AND BEAR HUNTING

Nuisance Wildlife and Bear Hunting SB 586 – CVA strongly opposed this bill introduced by Senators Eric Berthel (R-32), Henri Martin (R-31) and  Craig Miner (R-30) and Representative David Wilson (R-66)– as it would greatly expand the definition and terms under which animals could be considered a nuisance and killed.  The proposed expansion would directly target bears and offer a way for hunting proponents to finally get their wish for a bear hunt in CT. Disappointingly, the bill passed the Environment Committee by a vote of 17 yes and 11 no. When the bill was brought to the full Senate, however, it was defeated overwhelmingly by a vote of 22 no and 11 yes, and did not go to the House.  CVA wants to thank those Senators who voted against this bill SENATE VOTE ON SB 586, MAY 21, 2019