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    Default Nebraska's the next State to ban felt bottom boots.

    Effective 1-1-2013

    Nebraska has banned felt soles! The statewide ban took effect on January 1 as part of their fishing regulations. See rule on pg 28 http://www.outdoornebraska.ne.gov/fi.../FishGuide.pdf
    outdoornebraska.ne.gov outdoornebraska.ne.gov

    This may well have already been posted up, but today was the first time I've seen a reference to same. Several other States are already there, and more will follow.
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    Default Re: Nebraska's the next State to ban felt bottom boots.

    Fred , do you have a list of states that do not allow felt soles on wading boots???

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    Default Re: Nebraska's the next State to ban felt bottom boots.

    Wish I'd seen your post earlier today. Someone (reading same early this AM) a link that covered just that. Also added an up date to States considering the ban.

    I'll see if I can find the post/link.

    Fred

    ---------- Post added at 06:08 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:49 PM ----------

    Here you go. This lap top doesn't allow me to lift links (no idea why not) but can do a cut and paste.

    Jump Directly To:
    States With Felt Bans
    Alaska
    Maryland
    Missouri
    Nebraska
    Rhode Island
    Vermont
    States Which Have Considered Bans
    Idaho
    Maine
    Montana
    New Mexico
    New York City
    Oregon

    Status of Felt Restrictions in the United States
    Since 2009 there has been an increasing move toward restricting the use of felt soled waders and wading boots. As of January 1, 2012 four states (Alaska, Maryland, Rhode Island & Vermont) have implemented bans. Other states are discussing possible restrictions or are in the process of implementing a ban at a future date.

    There are two basic approaches to creating these restrictions. In some states the bans are created through legislative action. That is, their legislatures have debated and passed a law that has been signed by the Governor. Other bans are created by administrative action. These bans are implemented by the action of a Fish & Game Commission, by Agency rule making authority or through other administrative action. Understanding the process through which new regulations are developed is important for anyone who wishes to have a voice in the process.

    The following tables offer a brief overview of the status of felt restrictions in the US. This page is updated with any significant changes in an attempt to provide a comprehensive listing of felt restrictions. If you have information about any felt restriction proposals that are not included please contact us with information.

    States With Felt Bans In Place

    State or Jurisdiction

    Alaska
    Proposal

    Statewide ban on use of felt
    Proposal Status

    Adopted by unanimous vote 3/19/2010
    Implementation Date

    January 1, 2012
    Type of regulation

    Administrative - State Fisheries Commission
    Bill Number

    N/A
    Additional information

    Last Updated

    2-25-2011

    State or Jurisdiction

    Maryland
    Proposal Status

    Styatewide ban implemented March 21, 2011
    Proposal

    Bans use of felt in all Maryland waters
    Implementation Date

    3-21-2011
    Type of regulation

    Administrative
    Bill Number

    Additional information

    News Story
    Last Update

    2-25-2011

    State or Jurisdiction

    Missouri
    Proposal Status

    Ban Approved subject to final implementation
    Proposal

    Ban use of felt
    Implementation Date

    3-1-2012
    Type of regulation

    Administrative Rule
    Bill Number

    Additional information

    The Missouri Conservation Commission has approved a regulation change banning the use of porous-soled waders or footwear incorporating or having attached a porous sole of felted, matted, or woven fibrous material when fishing in trout parks and other specific trout waters. Pending public comment through the Secretary of State’s office, the new regulation will go into effect March 1, 2012, the opening day of catch-and-keep fishing at Missouri’s four trout parks
    Last Update

    10-20--2011

    State or Jurisdiction

    Nebraska
    Proposal

    Statewide ban on use of felt
    Proposal Status

    Effective January 1, 2013 as published in 2013 Fishing Regulations
    Implementation Date

    January 1, 2013
    Type of regulation

    Administrative
    Bill Number

    N/A
    Additional information

    2013-2014 Fishing Regulations
    Last Updated

    3-21-2013

    State or Jurisdiction

    Rhode Island
    Proposal Status

    Statewide ban in place
    Proposal

    It is prohibited that any person use foot gear with external felt soles in any state waters, inclusive of freshwater, tidal, or marine. This shall include any waters shared with adjacent states in which any Rhode Island Fishing Regulations apply.
    Implementation Date

    January 1, 2012
    Type of regulation

    Administrative - Regulation Change
    Bill Number


    Additional information

    2012/2013 fishing regulations Regulation 1.17, page 9
    Last Update

    12/28/2011

    State or Jurisdiction

    Vermont
    Proposal Status

    Passed and signed into law on 5/12/2010
    Proposal

    Unlawful to use external felt-soled boots or external felt-soled waders
    Implementation Date

    April 1, 2011
    Type of regulation

    Legislative
    Bill Number

    H. 488
    Additional information

    Bill Text and Status
    Last Update

    2-25-2011

    Other Felt Related Legislation - No Current Restrictions
    State or Jurisdiction

    Idaho
    Proposal Status

    Resolution Adopted 4-7-2011
    Resolution

    Idaho congratulates those fishing tackle manufacturers that offer alternatives to felt soles, for their foresight and efforts to offer products that reduce the threat and potential transfer of aquatic nuisance species. Other manufacturers, both domestic and foreign, are encouraged to engineer, develop, manufacture and sell similar products that reduce and/or help prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species.
    Implementation Date

    Immediate
    Type of regulation

    Legislative
    Bill Number

    Senate Concurrent Resolution 101
    Additional information

    Bill Status Bill Text
    Last Updated

    4-30-2011

    State or Jurisdiction

    Maine
    Proposal Status

    Signed into law 4-25-2011
    Proposal

    Law states: The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in consultation with the Department of Environmental Protection shall examine issues related to the control of invasive aquatic species, including but not limited to the use of felt-soled waders and the spread of invasive aquatic species, and report to the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife by January 15, 2012. The report may include any recommendations concerning legislation. News Story
    Implementation Date

    Type of regulation

    Legislative
    Bill Number

    HP 205, LD252
    Additional information

    Bill Text News Story
    Last Update

    4-30-2011

    State or Jurisdiction

    Montana
    Proposal Status

    Did not pass from Committee - 2/24/2011
    Proposal

    Ban on sale and use of felt
    Implementation Date

    October 1, 2012
    Type of regulation

    Legislative
    Bill Number

    SB230
    Additional information

    Bill Status Bill Text
    Last Update

    2-25-2011


    State or Jurisdiction

    New Mexico
    Proposal Status

    Tabled by Commission - December 2009
    Proposal

    Ban on use of felt
    Implementation Date

    N/A
    Type of regulation

    Administrative
    Bill Number

    Additional information

    Fish & Game agency requested approval from commission who tabled request. Press Release
    Last Update

    2-25-2011

    State or Jurisdiction

    New York City
    Proposal Status

    Active - agency has authority to implement Ban if desired
    Proposal

    Rubber bottomed boots only in City owned waters
    Implementation Date

    TBD
    Type of regulation

    Administrative
    Bill Number

    Additional information

    New York City owns sections of many popular Catskill waters which supply water to the City. News Article
    Last Update

    2-25-2011

    State or Jurisdiction

    Oregon
    Proposal Status

    Died in committee
    Proposal

    Ban sale and use of felt by 2015
    Implementation Date

    Jan 1, 2015
    Type of regulation

    Legislative
    Bill Number

    2338
    Additional information

    Bill Status Bill Text
    Last Update

    4-30-2011

    State or Jurisdiction

    Vermont 2
    Proposal Status

    Died in Committee
    Proposal

    Requires stores to educate about felt ban
    Implementation Date

    TBD
    Type of regulation

    Legislative
    Bill Number

    H. 210
    Additional information

    Bill Status Bill Text
    Last Update

    3-25-2011

    State or Jurisdiction

    Vermont 3
    Proposal Status

    Died in Committee
    Proposal

    Changes implementation of felt ban to 4/1/2012 and mandates state education efforts
    Implementation Date

    TBD
    Type of regulation

    Legislative
    Bill Number

    H. 211
    Additional information

    Bill Status Bill Text
    Last Update

    3-25-2011
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