Senate Game & Fisheries Committee Approves Two Bills

The Senate Game & Fisheries Committee approved two bills today (April 30), according to Committee Chairman Senator Dan Laughlin (R-49).

Senate Bill 485, introduced by Senator Laughlin, provides for the sale of antlerless deer hunting licenses through the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Pennsylvania Automated Licensing System.

“This bill takes advantage of current technology to make the system more convenient for Pennsylvania’s hunters,” said Senator Laughlin. “Currently, hunters apply for antlerless deer licenses by sending an application to a county treasurer or similar applications in a timely manner. Because of recent updates to the Automated Licensing System, hunters can have access to a more convenient and efficient way of applying for and receiving hunting licenses.”

The Committee also approved House Bill 808, a measure introduced by Representative Tom Mehaffie (R-106) that authorizes the Fish and Boat Commission to establish the fees for fishing and boating licenses and permits by regulatory action and expands the allowable use of funds from the sale of Lake Erie permits.

Both bills now go to the full Senate for consideration.


Contact:           Matt Azeles          (717) 787-8927

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