|Amendment 5 proposes an amendment known as the “Sportsperson’s Bill of Rights.” If Amendment 5 IS PASSED, it would clarify that the people of Alabama have the right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife, including the use of traditional methods. This right would be subject to reasonable regulations to conserve wildlife and preserve the future of hunting and fishing. Amendment 5 would not affect current laws relating to eminent domain, trespass, or property rights. It would also make hunting and fishing by the public the preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife in Alabama. |
If Amendment 5 IS DEFEATED, the people of Alabama would still have the right to hunt and fish using traditional methods, but that right may be limited by existing or future laws and regulations. Also, the State Constitution would not state that hunting and fishing by the public is the preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife in Alabama.
No source of funding is required for this law.
The measure will have no impact on taxes.
The Constitutional authority for passage of this Amendment is set forth in Sections 284, 285, and 287 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901. These sections outline the way a constitutional amendment may be put to the people of the State for a vote.