Charged with Reviewing Bills About Hunting, Fishing, Boating, and Snowmobiling
Representative Cathy Nadeau has been appointed to the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, where she has already started briefings with department heads.
Reached for comment this week, Representative Nadeau was looking forward to bringing her perspective to this high-profile legislative panel charged with overseeing all new legislation aimed at protecting Maine’s outdoor heritage and sportsman’s traditions.
“I think this will be a great committee assignment for me, especially considering how many people in our area enjoy all that Maine’s outdoors has to offer. My family and I are part of that tradition. Whether you hunt, fish, ATV or snowmobile, please know the Legislature keeps up with current issues facing sportsmen,. I plan to learn as much as I can this session about the how our state government can support this important part of our economy and way of life.”
The committee faces an ambitious workload this year evaluating legislative proposals impacting the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife; inland fisheries and wildlife research and management; hunting; fishing; trapping; hunter safety; fish hatcheries; game wardens; guides; taxidermist licensing; ATVs; snowmobiles; watercraft registration and boater safety; and whitewater rafting.
COVID-19 precautions have caused committee work to be completed by ZOOM. Nadeau continued to say, “If you live in Winslow please don’t hesitate to contact me with your thoughts on what is happening in the Legislature.” For the first time, members of the public can watch recordings of live-streamed public hearings and work sessions on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMKl42nrxoFzIpcC2YS-Glg
Nadeau is a retired banker and a proud graduate from Winslow High School and Thomas College. She has served the community as a member of the Winslow VFW Auxiliary and regularly volunteers with the Winslow Community Food Cupboard.