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Re: Reward for Being Responsible with Angler and Boater $
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SB 935 was referred to the House for concurrence on October 26, 2017, but the house will not be in session until November 13. The bill must also pass the House.

I FB Messaged this to my Rep:

Justin, the House has received a bill from the Senate SB 935 that places an 8 year limit on the term of the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. If I understand it right, the PFBC appoints the ED. If the purpose is to restrict the Commission from keeping a good public servant at the helm, then it seems misguided. The Commission should have the confidence of the Legislature and Governor to select an ED that is effective at carrying out his duties and promoting the policies of the Commission. Please do not lend your support to this arbitrary term limitation. Thanks.

Posted on: 10/30 18:07
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I plan on writing my rep in the House along similar lines and with a similar tenor to those used by Jack. On the other hand, I pretty thoroughly scorched the two Senators from my area who were co-sponsors of SB935. I do not believe the imperious and retributive behavior they exhibited in this case warrants gentle or fawningly respectful words in response on my part. They need to be reminded they are public servants and not independent royalty.

Posted on: 10/30 23:25


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Bill sponsors:
Scarnati - Cameron, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean
Corman - Centre, Huntington, Juniata, Mifflin
Browne - Lehigh
Stefano - Fayette, Somerset, Westmoreland
Hutchinson - Butler, Clarion, Forest, Venango, Warren
Laughlin - Erie
Scavello - Monroe, Northampton
Brooks - Crawford, Erie, Mercer, Warren

- ED may not serve for more than 8 years
- No member of the commission nor any person who has served on the commission with in a year is eligible to become ED

Those who voted for:
Alloway -
Argall -
Aument -
Baker -
Bartolotta -
Browne -
Disanto -
Eichelberger -
Folmer -
Gardner -
Greenleaf -
Hutchinson -
Killion -
Langerholc -
Laughlin -
Martin -
Mcgarrigle -
Mcilhinney -
Mensch -
Rafferty -
Regan -
Reschenthaler -
Tomlinson -
Vogel -
Vulakovich -
Wagner -
Ward -
White -
Yaw -

Those who voted against:
Blake -
Boscola -
Brewster -
Costa -
Dinniman -
Farnese -
Fontana -
Haywood -
Hughes -
Leach -
Sabatina -
Schwank -
Street -
Tartaglione -
Williams -
Yudichak -

Posted on: 11/10 1:09
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I’ve been a supporter of ED Arway since I watched him in the HB1576 hearings. The way he handled Rep. Pyle and his cohorts was proper and everything you could ask of a public servant. He has done a fine job of keeping the PFBC focused on its charge to “protect,conserve, and enhance” our aquatic endeavors, IMHO.

That said, I was also in attendance at the Mechanicsburg. His talk of why and how to implement the pending PFBC plan should SB30 not pass probably did not do Mr Arway any favors. I can’t say that I feel completely surprised by the political response. This is a political play. One that does not wear well on Mr. Arway who has demonstrated a successful track record of not lowering himself to the petty status quo of Harrisburg politics.

That said, I still believe Mr. Arway is doing the right thing. Given the current position of the PFBC, the trend of outdoor recreation, and the difficulties of resource management in the modern age, I feel that there is no other realistic option.

The truth is that it’s up to us. We need to let our concerns be heard. Letting the PFBC fail is a guarantee that we (fly anglers) lose a powerful tool, perhaps our most valuable.

A brief search into the history of the politics of the PFBC will reveal that there has been a long standing effort to combine the PFBC and PGC. This includes an effort to place the PFBC and PGC under the IRRC program.

That would effectively remove the PFBC’s ability to operate without bureaucratic control.

I’m not down with that.



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I've been emailing and making phone calls to some legislators within and outside of my voting district. Trying to spread the word to others. I know they don't have a good excuse for their actions. Guess I'll have to ask for their bad ones.

Posted on: 11/10 19:11


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I sent an email to my representative. thanks Lestrout, I I plagiarized your letter tailoring it to my needs.

Sharing your notes is helpful here, for others to activate.

Just google Pa House of Reps, search “who’s my rep” pick some meaningful words and populate an email text box with them.

Then, you’ve done your part.

It is easy and worthwhile.

Posted on: 11/10 23:08
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I believe that Pennsylvaia is the only state in the US that has separate fish and game commissions. How can Pennsylvania be right and all the other states be wrong?

Posted on: 11/11 6:25


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Quote:

mt_flyfisher wrote:
I believe that Pennsylvaia is the only state in the US that has separate fish and game commissions. How can Pennsylvania be right and all the other states be wrong?


That is far from only instance where PA does things completely different than their neighbor states because it is right and everybody else is wrong.

We also have PennDOT & the PA Turnpike Commission among others both milking the taxpayers because PA is right.

However, I blame the AFSCME union in PA for coercing politicians to maintain the redundancy in agencies.

On topic, nothing against the OP but living a couple of miles from a city where a three term (12 year) incumbent with 54 federal incitements against him is reelected for a fourth term because he can be; I'm all for "term limits" on anyone and EVERYONE who gets paid with the public's money.

However what is good for the goose...so I am also for kicking out the rest of the bums after two terms in the State House and Congress too...

...if we could.

Posted on: 11/11 8:28


Re: Reward for Being Responsible with Angler and Boater $
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State House terms are limited to 2 years, Senate is 4. You can vote them out if they don't please you. The Executive Director of PFBC has a term limit too. He serves at the pleasure of the Commission Board. Arbitrary term limits in either case are as unnecessary as they are unfair.

Posted on: 11/11 9:03
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Unfair...how do you feel about term limits at the Executive branch...?

Two terms should be the limit on all of them, Arway & the PFBC Commissioners included.


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Re: Reward for Being Responsible with Angler and Boater $
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The term limit on Executives is likewise unfair, but it speaks to our paranoia about despotism.

Posted on: 11/11 11:16
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