Friday, March 14, 2008

Senate Clears Computer-Assisted Hunting Ban

The Senate cleared Thursday a bill that would ban computer-assisted hunting in Colorado.

HB 1200 would criminalize the use of such technology to aid in finding or killing wildlife. It does, however, allow accommodations required by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

The bill was amended in the Senate and so now must return to the House for a determination as to whether the amendment will be accepted there or if a conference committee will be requested.

The bill is sponsored by Rep. John Soper, D-Thornton, and Sen. Lois Tochtrop, D-Thornton.