2019 House Bill 4736

Ban using Freedom Of Information Act requests to locate huntable game

Introduced in the House

June 19, 2019

Introduced by Rep. John Cherry (D-49)

To prohibit using information obtained in response to an open records request seeking Department of Natural Resources records related to resource-related restoration, management or research projects, for the purpose of locating game to hunt. This and House Bill 4735 would authorize a process by which an individual seeking such records could sign a form attesting that he or she will not use the information to take game or help others do so, subject to misdemeanor penalties for violations.

Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation

Sept. 17, 2019

Reported without amendment

Refer to the Committee on Judiciary.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary

Jan. 28, 2020

Reported without amendment

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

Feb. 25, 2020

Passed in the House 85 to 22 (details)

Received in the Senate

Feb. 26, 2020

Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources