Legislative & Government Affairs
The intent of the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Legislative & Government Affairs webpage is to provide the public with current information concerning congressional and state legislation that has potential consequence to the Department's ability to manage the state's wildlife and wildlife resources.
Arizona Budget FY-18
The Arizona Game and Fish Department does not receive monies from the Arizona State General Fund and operates primarily on the revenues generated through the sale of Hunting and Fishing Licenses and the discretionary purchases of Arizona’s sportsmen and sportswomen. As a State agency, the Department’s budget is subject to the oversight of the Executive and Legislative branches of state government. The following budget request has been submitted for approval in the FY18 budget process.
- Arizona Game and Fish Programmatic Budget Requests
- Arizona Game and Fish Department Budget Request - FY18
This document is a preliminary budget request by the Arizona Game and Fish Department for the upcoming fiscal year. The preliminary budget request does not necessarily reflect the contents of the Executive Budget Proposal or budget allocations determined during the legislative process.
Arizona Budget FY-17
2016 AGFD Tracked Legislation
The following legislation has been signed by Governor Doug Ducey became effective on August 6th, 2016
SB1361: heritage fund; expenditures
- Grants the Game and Fish Commission authority to authorize the use of Heritage Fund monies to meet the operations and maintenance obligations of currently owned Heritage properties.
HB2324: military spouses; resident licenses
- Permits the spouse of an active duty member of the armed services stationed in Arizona to purchase a license to take wildlife as a resident of this state.
SB1243: Mexican wolf; G&F approval; reporting
- Directs the Game and Fish Commission to attempt to enter a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that outlines conditions and reporting requirements for the release of Mexican Gray Wolves in this state.
The following memorials have been acted on by the legislature and will be delivered to the appropriate parties
SCM1014: administratively recommended wilderness; urging Congress
- A memorial urging Congress to prohibit federal agencies from recommending and identifying Arizona's public lands as wilderness areas without express congressional consent.
SCM1018: recreational shooting; Sonoran Desert Monument
- A memorial urging the Bureau of Land Management to take steps to maintain access to public recreational shooting opportunities in the Sonoran Desert National Monument.
Commission Supported Legislation
- H.R. 5650 Recovering America's Wildlife Act of 2016
- H.R. 2406 SHARE Act
- H.R.4818 Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow’s Needs Act of 2016
- S.2690 Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow’s Needs Act of 2016
S. 2012 Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016
- On April 20, 2016 the U.S. Senate passed S 2012, the Energy policy Modernization Act of 2016 with bipartisan support. In addition to new policies regarding topics such as electric grid modernization and natural gas exportation, a series of provisions relating to natural resources were included in a committee amendment to this energy bill. Summary document.
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