04.28.22

Daines, Sinema Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Outfitters and Guides, Outdoor Economy

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

“Thanks to Montana’s outfitters and guides, folks from all over the world come to Montana to hunt, fish and explore our great outdoors, and as a result, Montana’s outdoor economy is thriving,” Daines said. “It’s critical we pass my bipartisan bill to help protect Montana sportsmen jobs by cutting burdensome red tape that limits Montana workers and adds unnecessary burdens to Montana small business owners.” 

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

To read the bill text, click HERE. 

Statement 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 would have put many Montanans out of business. 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

“Now more than ever, we need to make sure that outdoor recreation experiences remain accessible and affordable to all. Through this bill, Senator Daines and Senator Sinema are working to ensure that seasonal outfitters can continue to provide transformative outdoor experiences without facing exorbitant operating costs.” –Aaron Bannon, Executive Director of America Outdoors.

 

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Contact: Rachel Dumke,  Katie Schoettler