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Houston Safari Club Announces Launch Of Political Action Committee (PAC)

Houston, TX –Houston Safari Club (HSC) has announced the formation of a Political Action Committee (PAC).  Houston Safari Club (HSC) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization dedicated to legislative and policy initiatives that may affect the future of hunting. HSC supports initiatives that protect the tradition of hunting and hunters’ rights. We take an active role in efforts to affect policy, protocols and legislation. HSC collaborates with legislators, key opinion leaders, policy groups, professional organizations and governments at home and abroad. The HSC-PAC was established to support pro-hunting legislators, legislation, and policy. “As the President of HSC, I am very excited that we have established the HSC-PAC” said JD Burrows. “HSC has a high level of involvement in various communities. Our expertise and legacy in hunting and conservation resonate with policy makers, and our input and opinion are often sought out by legislators”. “I call on all of those interested in

HSC Signs On To Letter Outlining Conservation Priorities

September 4, 2019 The Honorable Lisa Murkowski Chairman Committee on Energy and Natural Resources United States Senate The Honorable John Barrasso Chairman Committee on Environment and Public Works United States Senate the Honorable Joe ManchinRanking Member Committee on Energy and Natural ResourcesUnited States Senate The Honorable Tom CarperRanking Member Committee on Environment and Public WorksUnited States Senate Dear Chairman Murkowski, Chairman Barrasso, Ranking Member Manchin, Ranking Member Carper, As organizations representing millions of Americans, who hunt, fish, hike, camp, paddle, and enjoy the outdoors, we greatly appreciate the leadership that each of you provide in advancing key conservation priorities. We are especially grateful for the bipartisan passage of the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act (S.47). We write to encourage your continued strong, bipartisan support for addressing our nation’s most urgent conservation needs: recovering imperiled wildlife species, repairing our crumbling public lands infrastructure, and expanding outdoor recreational

September 2019 Legislative Update

SUPPORT PROP 5! VOTE YES FOR THE NOVEMBER 2019 TEXAS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT In November, a Texas constitutional amendment will appear on the ballot. A simple majority vote will appropriate the revenues from sales tax on sporting goods equipment to fund state parks and historical sites. Sen. Lois Kolkhorst of Brenham and Rep. John Cyrier of Bastrop, with the approval of Governor Abbott, led the Texas Legislature to pass bills calling for the constitutional vote. Between 1993 and 2017, the state’s sporting goods sales tax has generated between $60 million and $165 million annually for a total of $2.5 billion. During that time, only 40% percent of the funding found its way into the budgets of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department or the Texas Historical Commission as intended. Many citizens incorrectly assume the taxes they pay on sporting goods were fully allocated to support parks, not realizing that significant portions

August 2019 Legislative Update

NOVEMBER 2019 TEXAS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT In November, a Texas constitutional amendment will appear on the ballot. A simple majority vote will appropriate the revenues from sales tax on sporting goods equipment to fund state parks and historical sites. Sen. Lois Kolkhorst of Brenham and Rep. John Cyrier of Bastrop, with the approval of Governor Abbott, led the Texas Legislature to pass bills calling for the constitutional vote. Between 1993 and 2017, the state’s sporting goods sales tax has generated between $60 million and $165 million annually for a total of $2.5 billion. During that time, only 40% percent of the funding found its way into the budgets of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department or the Texas Historical Commission as intended. Many citizens incorrectly assume the taxes they pay on sporting goods were fully allocated to support parks, not realizing that significant portions of the Sporting Goods Sales Tax are

Texas Constitutional Amendment on November 2019 Ballot

In November, a Texas constitutional amendment will appear on the ballot. A simple majority vote will appropriate the revenues from sales tax on sporting goods equipment to fund state parks and historical sites. Sen. Lois Kolkhorst of Brenham and Rep. John Cyrier of Bastrop, with the approval of Governor Abbott, led the Texas Legislature to pass bills calling for the constitutional vote. Between 1993 and 2017, the state’s sporting goods sales tax has generated between $60 million and $165 million annually for a total of $2.5 billion. During that time, only 40% percent of the funding found its way into the budgets of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department or the Texas Historical Commission as intended. Many citizens incorrectly assumed the taxes they pay on sporting goods were fully allocated to support parks, not realizing that significant portions of the Sporting Goods Sales Tax are diverted to other purposes. TPWD

HSC Legislative Alert!

HSC is excited to announce the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act has been introduced today in the U.S. House by Representatives Dingell (D-MI-12) and Fortenberry (R-NE-01). This bipartisan legislation establishes a 21st Century funding model for the proactive conservation of fish and wildlife. This legislation redirects $1.3 billion annually in existing revenues to state fish and wildlife agencies to implement their science-driven wildlife action plans, and an additional $97.5 million to tribal wildlife managers to conserve species on tribal lands and waters. This funding will ensure those with a proven track record of success in species conservation and recovery can proactively conserve at-risk fish and wildlife in a voluntary, non-regulatory manner.  HSC is a member of the Alliance for America’s Fish & Wildlife and is in support of this piece of critical legislation.  TAKE ACTION NOW! Join us in support of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act so that future generations may enjoy
Houston Safari Club (HSC) is a non-profit organization, exempt from federal income tax, under section 501(c)(4) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Payments to HSC are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Please contact your tax advisor concerning deductibility of any payments as business deductions. HSC EIN: 76-0082197. HSC is an independent organization, is not affiliated with Safari Club International (SCI) or its affiliates and is not a chapter or affiliate of any other organization.