WHEREAS, the combined contribution of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs to state fish and wildlife agencies exceeds $ 13 billion since 1939, the first year money was distributed to the states - more than any other single conservation effort in American history; and WHEREAS, industry has collected the excise taxes on firearms, ammunition, archery equipment, manufactured fishing tackle, electric trolling motors, marine electronics, and motorboat fuel, and provided these funds to the states through the United States Fish and Wildlife Service; and WHEREAS, industry has supported the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs and continues to exhibit a spirit of cooperation with the state fish and wildlife agencies . . .
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth General Assembly, hereby recognizes America's hunters, anglers, trappers, boaters, recreational shooters, industry, state fish and wildlife agencies, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for their leading role in restoring healthy populations of fish, wildlife, and other natural resources, both game and non-game, to the abundance we see today; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the Missouri House of Representatives be instructed to prepare properly inscribed copies of this resolution for the Missouri Department of Conservation, each member of the Missouri Congressional delegation, and local, regional, and national media sources so that people may know and appreciate the foresight and contributions from anglers, hunters, trappers, recreational shooters, industry, state fish and wildlife agencies, and the United States Wildlife Service on behalf of our nation's natural resources.
Citation: 2012 Bill Text MO H.R. 1880