Parimal M. Rohit
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Louisiana representative introduced a bill on Sept. 9 proposing changes to the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act to address conservation efforts and recreational boating safety.
House Resolution 3462 (HR 3462) was immediately assigned to its first committee. The bill proposes to provide more funding for coastal wetlands protection and sport fish restoration but also reduces how much money could be available for recreational boating safety programs.
Provisions applying to boating infrastructure improvements and Coast Guard set-asides could also be amended.
HR 3462, which is also cited as the Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational Boating Safety Act of 2015, was referred to two House Committees: Natural Resources and House Transportation and Infrastructure.
The bill was introduced by Rep. Garret Graves (R-Louisiana) and co-sponsored by Rep. Gwen Graham (D-Florida).
Fish Rap and The Log will provide updates of this bill as it moves through Congress and explain how it would impact, if at all, sportfishing restoration and recreational boating safety in Southern California.