Indiana Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment, SJ 7 (2014)
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Text of measure
| Text of Section 38:
The people have a right to hunt, fish, harvest game, or engage in the agricultural or commercial production of meat, fish, poultry, or dairy products, which is a valued part of our heritage and shall be forever preserved for the public good, subject only to laws prescribed by the General Assembly and rules prescribed by virtue of the authority of the General Assembly. Hunting and fishing shall be the preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife. This section shall not be construed to limit the application of any provision of law relating to trespass or property rights.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Indiana Constitution
In order to send a constitutional amendment to the ballot, a majority vote is required in two successive sessions of the Indiana General Assembly. Indiana is one of 12 states where proposed amendments are considered in two successive sessions of the state's legislature.
First legislative session
Second legislative session
On February 4, 2013, the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources voted 7-0 in favor of sending the amendment on to the senate. The measure is moving through this legislative session as SJR 7.
- Courier-Journal.com,"Indiana Senate backs hunting, fishing amendment," April 27, 2011
- Indiana General Assembly,"SJR 9 full text," retrieved April 29, 2011
- Indiana General Assembly,"SJR 9 action list," retrieved April 29, 2011
- Associated Press, "Indiana right to hunt, farm proposal advances," February 5, 2013
State of Indiana
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