Bill would cut sportsman fees for disabled vets

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 16, 2014 4:11 PM

(Harrisburg) -- Many disabled veterans in Pennsylvania could qualify for low-cost fishing and hunting licenses under a pair of bills approved by the House.

Lawmakers voted 196-0 on Monday to give final House approval to the bills. Senate approval is required before the bills could be sent to the governor.

The legislation would allow any military veteran who is between 60 percent and 99 percent disabled to receive a resident fishing or hunting license for $2.70, including processing fees.

Regular fees for adult resident licenses are $22.70 for fishing and $20.70 for hunting.

Disabled veterans who have lost a limb or the use of a limb or who are totally physically disabled will continue to qualify for free hunting and fishing licenses under current law.

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