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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: December 8, 2020 10:01 AM
From: Senator Doug Mastriano
To: All Senate members
Subject: ​Free Fishing Licenses for Disabled First Responders
I intend to re-introduce the following legislation and I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor:

Free Fishing Licenses for Disabled First Responders.

First responders are a lifeline in communities throughout Pennsylvania.

Even though there is nothing we can do that would adequately thank them for the valor they display on a daily basis, there are subtle measures that the General Assembly can undertake to show its appreciation.

My legislation – previously Senate Bill 1149 – would create free fishing licenses for 100 percent disabled first responders residing in Pennsylvania.

To qualify for a free fishing license, the applicant should provide written verification from their doctor, proving they are 100 percent disabled and that the disability occurred while in the line of duty.

Offering first responders, who have been disabled while in the line of duty, an opportunity to participate in fishing activities for free is a small – but important – gesture to honor their bravery and express our gratitude for their sacrifice.

Previously, Senate Bill 1149 was co-sponsored by Senators Costa, Mensch, Phillips-Hill and Stefano.

Please join me in cosponsoring this important piece of legislation.

Introduced as SB272