Texans may soon vote on making the “right to hunt” part of the state’s constitutional rights.
The state Senate of the Lone Star State approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would make the “right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife,” an official part of Texan law.
After a 27-3 vote by the upper chamber, the “right to hunt” measure was sent to the House. Sponsor of the bill, Conroe Republican Sen. Brandon Creighton, told reporters the amendment aims to “preserve the heritage and future of hunting and fishing.”
18 other states have similar amendments in their respective legal codes, according to Creighton. He wanted the “right to hunt” amendment to ensure hunting and fishing remain part of Texan identity.
The amendment will not alter any existing hunting laws in Texas. Voters could see the proposed change at the voting booth this November.