July 31, 2014

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Legislative perspective on Kentucky General Assembly

Kentucky’s voters will have a chance to vote for more than just the elected offices on November 6, on the ballot; they’ll also consider a constitutional amendment that would further strengthen hunting and fishing rights.

It has been a little more than two years since many of my colleagues in the Kentucky House of Representatives and I unveiled this proposed amendment, which went on to be approved overwhelmingly by the General Assembly in 2011.  It had to wait until this upcoming general election, however, because constitutional amendments can only be put before voters in even-numbered years.

If other states are a guide, this amendment should have no problem at the polls.  Ninety percent of Tennessee’s voters gave their support for the concept in 2010, for example, while the votes in Arkansas and South Carolina that year topped 80 percent.