DIGEST OF SB265 (Updated January 18, 2011 9:32 am - DI yl)
Fish and wildlife rulemaking. Establishes the fishing, hunting, and trapping commission (commission). Provides the commission with authority over fish and wildlife laws. Provides that before a final fish or wildlife rule is adopted that the proposed rule must be approved by the commission and receive final approval from the director of the department of natural resources (director). Provides that the natural resources commission (NRC) does not have responsibility for duties given to the commission. Requires the natural resources study committee to study certain topics concerning: (1) the adoption of rules; and (2) the authority and duties of the NRC and director. Repeals provisions establishing the advisory council to the bureau of water and resource regulation and the bureau of lands and cultural resources. Makes conforming changes.