House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment
May 5, 2021
9:00 a.m.
Room 4


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 HCR26COUSSANCOASTAL RESOURCES - Urges and requests the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to conduct a study to determine the final destination of oyster shells removed from Louisiana waters
 HCR46MINCEYFLOODING/CONTROL - Urges and requests the governor's executive assistant for coastal activities to coordinate a study among state agencies and make recommendations to the governor and the legislature relative to management of the Amite River Basin
 HCR48ZERINGUEWATER/RESOURCES - Urges and requests continued support for the efforts in the Mississippi River Basin to achieve the goals of the Gulf Hypoxia Action Plan
 HCR55ZERINGUECONSERVATION - Creates the Outdoor Conservation Study Group to study conservation funding mechanisms and programs
 HB226TURNERFISHING - Provides relative to the process by which the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission can change the daily take, possession, and size limits of certain fish in Lake D'Arbonne in Union Parish
 HB655BROWNWILDLIFE/ENFORCEMENT - Provides for the removal of criminal penalties and reclassification of certain wildlife violations and provides for enforcement and recovery of civil fines by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (EN +$1,145,563 SD RV See Note)
 HB682COUSSANWATERWAYS - Provides relative to the powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities of the Teche-Vermilion Freshwater District
 HB691BACALAWILDLIFE/FEES - Provides relative to fee increases for the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (EN +$16,611,750 SD RV See Note)


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