Hanna named to House Game and Fisheries Committee

LOCK HAVEN — State Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Clinton/Centre, has been appointed to the House Game and Fisheries Committee for the remainder of the 2017-18 legislative session.

Hanna previously served on the House Game and Fisheries Committee during the 1991 and 1995 through 2010 legislative sessions.

“I am pleased to return to this important committee,” Hanna said. “My priority will be to advance legislation that protect the rights of sportsmen throughout this commonwealth.”

Hanna said he looks forward to working with Majority Chairman Keith Gillespie and Minority Chairman Bryan Barbin to promote the very best interests of both hunters and anglers alike.

“My 27 years in this institution have afforded me the ability to get many proposals through the legislative process,” Hanna said. “I believe my long history serving on this committee and my role in leadership certainly positions me to effectively strengthen the missions of both the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.”

The Game and Fisheries Committee has the critical task of helping to manage Pennsylvania’s wildlife resources and ensuring that the average citizen can access outdoor recreation. Every piece of legislation that affects hunting, fishing and trapping must pass through the committee. The committee is made up of 27 representatives from across the state — 16 Republicans, 11 Democrats.