Sportsmen have the votes for implementing Sunday Hunting!! Why didn’t it pass?
After a positive vote in the House of 107 to 19, 24 absent of which 12 committed to voting for the bill, it was then sent to the Senate and was ready for action on May 30 2013.
A vote count of the Senate showed 25 positive, some uncommitted, and a few negative. Almost all legislators counted were personally contacted. The bill with its overwhelming House vote and our Senate count could have passed it easily. Senate leadership, Sen. Williams and Looney, could have called the bill expecting little or no debate. They were visited by the Commissioner DEEP, the DEEP Deputy Commissioner, and the Governor promoting the bill. In addition, many House Leadership and legislators of both parties were pushing the bill. All apparently to no avail.