Sen. Steele SB 614 concerning the Sportsman’s Benevolence Fund. Currently when a hunting license is sold, the licensee is given the option of donating a dollar to the Sportsman’s Benevolence Account. Under this legislation, the additional dollar would be mandatory.
The money goes to offsetting the cost of processing wild game donated by the hunter to feed the hungry. Money would go to eligible food assistance providers and, in turn, to meat processors. This bill would also direct the Dept. of Natural Resources to develop rules including guidelines for the recording of and accounting for expenditures for each animal processed, including the following information about the harvesting hunter, information about the food assistance providers who will be distributing meat directly or coordinating its distribution, information about the meat processor, the cost of processing the meat, the net weight of the meat, and the county “where the deer harvest occurs, meat is processed, and distribution is made to the public.” (I wonder if it has to be a deer harvest or if other kinds of meat will be involved.)