The Arizona House has scheduled Senate Bill 1223 for a third read on Monday, April 15. SB 1223 is a bill that would allow the Arizona Game and Fish Commission to set future license structure and fees directly through a streamlined, customer-focused process.
The bill passed the Arizona Senate on March 6 by a 26-2 vote. It is supported by 24 sportsmen’s organizations. View the list ofsupporting organizations.
SB 1223 would allow the Game and Fish Commission and Department the flexibility to operate more like a business and better react to changing market conditions and customer needs. Benefits would include:
- Simpler, easier-to-understand license structure
- Opportunity to offer better license products at an increased value
- Improved timeliness in responding to customers’ demands
If the legislation were to pass and be signed into law, a new, simpler license structure would be established through a customer-focused rulemaking process. The Commission and Department would still be under Legislative oversight, and there would be checks and balances on the Commission’s new authority under this bill.
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