Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – A bill is being introduced in the Senate that would exempt the cost of Pennsylvania fishing licenses for veterans.
The bill would also ease the financial burden on those who take steps to recover physically or mentally through therapeutic recreation events or programs.
“This bill provides a special exemption for those participating in therapeutic angling programs sponsored by various established service groups, such as Project Healing Waters and Wounded Warriors,” Senator James Brewster said in a statement.
âThe Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission says that in 2018 over 60 different service organizations and hundreds of unique one-day fishing events across the Commonwealth would have qualified for an exemption under my bill Brewster continued.
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âI know firsthand that outdoor recreation and fishing are not only important to tourism and our state’s economy, but they can also serve as a successful rehabilitation activity. those with a wide range of diagnoses, “he said,” including mental and physical disabilities, cancer or other chronic illnesses, addiction recovery, traumatic brain injury, and post-stress disorder. -traumatic. “
SB 241 is co-sponsored by Senators John Yudichak, Maria Collett, Scott Hutchinson, Jay Costa, Lindsey Williams and Lisa Boscola.