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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: September 27, 2021 03:06 PM
From: Representative Anthony M. DeLuca
To: All House members
Subject: Education and Safety Course Requirement for Restoring a Suspended Hunting License
In the near future, I intend to introduce legislation which would require those individuals whose hunting license has been suspended by the Game Commission to attend a remedial hunter education and safety course before the license is restored.
Currently, this requirement only exists for license suspensions due to a statutory mandate. Act 54 of 2010 removed nearly all mandated revocations in Title 34, which gave the Game Commission the authority to decide on the terms of license suspensions. My legislation would require anyone whose license has been suspended by the Game Commission to attend a safety course, whether it was a statutory license revocation or not.
I firmly believe in the second amendment rights of Pennsylvanians, and I believe that the bad deeds of the few should not tarnish the reputation of many law-abiding citizens who own and use firearms. Those who commit acts worthy of a license suspension should, at the very least, complete a safety course before being permitted to hunt again. 
Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation.

Introduced as HB2162