Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

Status: 

Enacted on May 10, 2019.

Summary:

The Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support legislation amends the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to facilitate the construction and expansion of public target ranges by: (1) authorizing a state to pay up to 90% of the costs of acquiring land for, expanding, or constructing a public target range; (2) authorizing a state to elect to allocate 10% of a specified amount apportioned to it from the federal aid to wildlife restoration fund for those costs; (3) limiting the federal share of those costs under such Act to 90%; and (4) requiring amounts provided for those costs under such Act to remain available for expenditure and obligation for five fiscal years.

Target shooters are largely responsible for the funds derived through excise taxes from the sale of firearms and ammunition products. The development of new ranges will help encourage participation in hunting and the shooting sports, ensuring wildlife conservation funding through the Pittman-Robertson Act will continue for generations to come.

Read the full text of the bill to understand the changes it causes to the Pittman-Robertson Act.

This Act complements the proposed changes to the Pittman-Robertson Act outlined in the proposed language of Modernizing Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow’s Needs Act, but it is separate and independent legislation.