New Senate invoice would take away fishing license prices for veterans and others in bodily or psychological recovey | Open air

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Harrisburg, PA. – Senate bill introduces Pennsylvania fishing license costs for veterans.

The bill would also remove the financial burden on those taking steps towards physical or mental recovery through recreational therapeutic events or programs.

“This bill would provide a special exemption for those participating in therapeutic fishing programs sponsored by various established service groups such as Project Healing Waters and Wounded Warriors,” Senator James Brewster said in a statement.

“The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission states that in 2018 more than 60 different service organizations and hundreds of unique one-day fishing opportunities across the Commonwealth qualified for an exemption under my law,” Brewster continued.

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“I know firsthand that recreation and outdoor fishing are not only important to tourism and the economy of our state, but can also serve as a successful rehabilitation measure. Fishing offers time for connection with nature and nature and was made by Health professionals recommended to help those with a wide range of diagnoses, “he said,” including mental and physical disabilities, cancer or other chronic diseases, recovery from addiction, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder. “

SB 241 is jointly sponsored by Sens. John Yudichak, Maria Collett, Scott Hutchinson, Jay Costa, Lindsey Williams and Lisa Boscola.

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