Apr 28, 2010 6:23 PM by Melissa Canone
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The cost of hunting and fishing licenses
and boat registrations will remain the same in Louisiana.
The state House refused to allow the Department of Wildlife and
Fisheries to boost every fee it charges every two years, up to the
annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index, which tracks
the national inflation rate.
Republican Rep. Eddie Lambert, from Gonzales, says he offered
the proposal because the department faces growing equipment and
fuel costs and doesn't receive state general fund money. He noted
the bill would cap increases, so no fee could grow by more than 50
Opponents argued the increases seemed too large and the bill too
The bill failed on a 32-57 vote.