Wyoming Hunting Rights Amendment, Constitutional Amendment B (2012)
|Hunting Rights Amendment|
|Constitution:||Article 1, Section 38|
|Referred by:||Wyoming State Legislature|
- See also: 2012 ballot measure election results
|Wyoming Constitutional Amendment B (2012)|
Note: In order for a Wyoming constitutional measure to be approved it must receive a majority of the total ballots cast in the election.
Official results via the Wyoming Secretary of State's website
Text of measure
The ballot text read:
The adoption of this amendment will recognize and preserve the heritage of Wyoming citizens' opportunity to harvest wild birds, fish and game.
- Amendment B supporter, State Sen. Larry Hicks: "There seems to be a perception that this type of [hunting limitation] would never happen here in Wyoming. But that is the same thing people said in Oregon, Washington or Colorado before it came up in those places."
- Amendment B opponent Sen. Michael Von Flatern: "I don’t perceive there being a threat to hunting as some other people might. And I don’t see a reason to alter our 120-year-old constitution to put this in there."
Path to the ballot
- See also: How to amend the Wyoming Constitution
A 2/3rds vote in both chambers of the Wyoming State Legislature is required to refer an amendment to the ballot. The measure was approved by the Senate by vote of 23-7 on February 4, 2011. On February 28, 2011, the House passed the proposed measure following a 56-3 vote. The Gov. Matt Mead signed and referred the measure to the ballot on March 3, 2011.
- Billings Gazette, "Wyoming hunting rights bill passes first Senate test," February 1, 2011
- Wyoming General Assembly, "SJR 1 full text," accessed March 7, 2011
- Wyoming News, "Wyoming voters will decide on "right to hunt" amendment," October 19, 2012
- The Star Tribune, "Wyoming Senate OKs hunting rights amendment," February 5, 2011
- Wyoming Legislature, "SJR 1 status," accessed February 14, 2011
- Star Tribune, "Wyoming right to hunt, fish, trap amendment passes," March 1, 2011
- KOWB 1290, "Legislature Ready To Wrap Things Up, Mead Signs Bills," March 3, 2011