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By Dan Rudy 

Trap legislation advances from committee


April 20, 2017

Legislation advanced out of the House Resources Committee last week, which would allow municipalities to set their own rules to control trapping.

House Bill 201 was proposed last month by Anchorage Democrat Rep. Andy Josephson. Under the bill’s language, municipal actions would be limited to preventing injuries to people and domestic animals. Municipalities could not limit reasonable opportunities for subsistence trapping activities, and could choose to exempt trappers from any trapping ordinances.

In the sponsor statement, Josephson explains the piece of legislation is the result of publ...

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