Bella’s Law Passes out of Committee

MADISON –State Representative Treig Pronschinske’s (Mondovi) bill, Bella’s Law (AB 850) that would enable people with disabilities to more easily hunt bear, turkey and other preference point species in Wisconsin passed out the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage unanimously.

“Thank you to the Committee Chair Rep. Kleefisch, and members for taking quick action on this bill,” said Rep. Pronschinske.  “Last week committee members had the opportunity to meet Bella, her family and her advocates and speak with them about what it means for those with disabilities to have increased opportunities to hunt.” 

Bella’s Law would remove the limit on how many times a person with a disability can receive a transferred approval.  Current law allows individuals who win the Wisconsin DNR’s preference point lottery system to transfer their preference point hunting approval to a minor or person with a disability, but it stipulates that the recipient can only accept that type of transfer once.