Yesterday, the state Senate Natural Resources and Environment Subcommittee passed Senate Joint Resolution 2001 by a 2 to 1 vote and it will now go before the full committee. This resolution, sponsored by state Senator Dick Dearden (D-34), would remove the Iowa Natural Resources Commission‚s unnecessary regulation banning the use of traditional ammunition for dove hunting. Senators Dearden and Shawn Hamerlinck (R-42) voted for the resolution, while Senator Joe Bolkom (D-39) voted against it. Also yesterday, the state House Natural Resources Subcommittee passed the House companion resolution to SJR 2001 by a 3 to 2 vote. HJR 2001, sponsored by state Representative Clel Baudler (R-58) now goes to the full House Natural Resources committee. Representatives Clel Baudler, Mark Smith (D-43), Henry Rayhons (R-11) voted for the resolution, while Representatives Curtis Hansen (D-90) and Sharon Steckman (D-13) voted against it.

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