A proposed constitutional amendment that would supposedly protect Hoosiers’ right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife has made it out of a Senate Committee.
Since some language that was meant to protect farming was removed, it will have to start all over because it’s now different.
In Indiana, a resolution must pass two consecutive legislatures before it goes to the ballot for ratification but since it’s different now it hasn’t done that.
Erin Huang, Indiana director of the Humane Society of the United States, called the proposed amendment a solution in search of a problem.
She is concerned that poachers and others who wish to exploit the system would use it to challenge existing restrictions.
The changed amendment did pass the first round of ratification but it must still be agreed to by the General Assembly one more time before it can go to state voters.