Daines, Sinema Reintroduce Bill to Support Outfitters and Guides, Boost Outdoor Recreation Economy

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.), top Republican on the Senate National Parks Subcommittee, and Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.) reintroduced a bill to support the outdoor recreation economy by exempting outfitters and guides from burdensome overtime hour requirements.

“Montana’s beautiful landscape and unmatched hunting, fishing and hiking has made it a destination for folks from around the world, but our outdoor recreation economy would not be the same without our outfitters and guides,” Daines said. “We must pass this bill that will reduce burdensome red tape making it harder for Montana small businesses to employ outfitters and guides, especially during heavy tourism seasons.”

“We’re boosting Arizona’s outdoor recreational tourism industry, fueling job creation, and expanding recreational opportunities across our state,” said Sinema.

To read the bill text, click HERE.

Statements of Support:

“Montana Outfitters and Guides Association is proud to support this industry saving legislation that protects outfitters and guides from out-of-touch regulations that are putting many Montana businesses at risk. This bill is critical to protecting sportsmen and recreation access, and jobs, particularly in rural communities where opportunities are limited. Thank you Senator Daines and Senator Sinema, for championing this bipartisan effort.” – Mac Minard, Executive Director Montana Outfitters and Guides Association

“Outfitters and guides alike need to ensure that outdoor recreation experiences remain accessible and affordable to all. Through this bill, Senator Daines and Senator Sinema are working to ensure that seasonal recreation providers can continue to deliver outstanding outdoor experiences without facing exorbitant operating costs.” –Aaron Bannon, Executive Director of America Outdoors.