HARRISBURG – The PA Senate Game and Fisheries Committee approved Senate Bill 337 that would increase the state fine from $200 to $2,000 for killing a bald or golden eagle. Aided by protection laws and the state Game Commission’s re-entry program, the nesting population of bald eagles in PA increased from three pairs in 1980 to over 300 today. The bald eagle was removed from the federal endangered species list in 2007. Its status in PA was changed to “protected” in 2014. Senate Bill 337 now goes to the full Senate for consideration.