- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Outdoor Council is seeking to reverse a decision to dismiss four measures aimed at protecting the rights of hunters and anglers.

The Statesman Journal reports (https://is.gd/uPoxMB ) that the council filed a lawsuit Sept. 15 against Oregon Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins, who threw out the measures due to language she said would violate the state’s Bill of Rights.

The council has gathered signatures for the initiatives, which would amend Article I of the state constitution to state that people have the right to hunt and fish as regulated by the state.

The Secretary of State’s Office is concerned that the action would erase 45 other sections currently in the Bill of Rights, which is illegal under the ballot measure process.


Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com

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