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Tennessee right to hunt measure moves forward to 2010 ballot

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March 19, 2010

NASHVILLE, Tennessee: A right to hunt measure will appear on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot in Tennessee after the House voted 90-1 on March 18. In January the Senate voted 31-0 in favor of placing the measure on the ballot. The proposed measure calls for the personal right to hunt and fish within state laws and existing property rights. Additionally, the amendment allows for hunting and fishing of non-threatened species.[1]

The legislation, if approved, would add a new provision to Article XI, Section 13 of the Tennessee Constitution. It would read:[2]

The citizens of this state shall have the personal right to hunt and fish, subject to reasonable regulations and restrictions prescribed by law. The recognition of this right does not abrogate any private or public property rights, nor does it limit the state's power to regulate commercial activity.

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