UPDATE: Wisconsin Assembly OKs new NR Board requirements

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly has approved a bill that would lay out new requirements for future Natural Resources Board members.

Under the Republican-authored measure, starting in 2017 at least one board member must have an agricultural background. Beginning that same year three members must have held a hunting, fishing or trapping license in at least seven of the 10 years before he or she was nominated to the board.

The Assembly passed the measure 80-13. It now goes to the state Senate.