The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 passes out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee Thursday morning. The “bill promotes and protects access to Montana’s public lands and increases recreational opportunities for hunters and anglers” according to a press release from Senator Steve Daines.
Additionally the bill creates an online database that lays out recipients and payments from the Equal Access to Justice Act. The goal of this section of the act is to create more transparency on forest management projects in the the state.
The Sportsmen’s Act and the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund have both made it out of committee and are waiting for action by the Senate.