Co-President Pro Tempore
Senator Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City
State Capitol Room 418
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: April 22, 2008
Sen. Glenn Coffee
House Passes Coffee’s
Hunting and Fishing Constitutional Amendment
Tuesday the State House of Representatives
passed Senate Joint Resolution 38 by Co-President Pro Tem Glenn
Coffee that creates a constitutional amendment protecting the
inherent right of Oklahoma citizens to hunt and fish. Rep. Randy
Terrill, R-Moore, is the bill’s House author.
If approved by a vote of the people, the resolution will add a
new section to the State Constitution giving all Oklahomans the
right to hunt, trap, fish, and take game and fish. The legislation
would not allow state laws to prohibit anyone from engaging in such
Coffee praised the House’s 97-2 vote in favor of the legislation.
“I am very pleased that the House voted overwhelmingly to
support this legislation to protect our state’s rich hunting
and fishing heritage,” said Coffee, R-Oklahoma City. “Unfortunately,
the rights of hunters and fishers are coming under attack across
the country, such as efforts to ban fishing by declaring that fish
feel pain. SJR 38 gives the Oklahomans a chance to vote to add protections
for hunting and fishing to our constitution,” Coffee said.
SJR 38 now goes back to the Senate for final consideration.
For more information contact:
Senator Coffee's Office: (405) 521-5636