A measure by Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee), establishing a combination hunting-fishing license, was approved today by the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee.
Specifically, Jones’s Senate Bill 470 will allow a combined hunting-fishing license to be sold, be valid for 365 days from the date purchase, and be auto-renewed annually.
“This benefits Californians who love to hunt and fish as well as wildlife conservation programs that are funded by hunting and fishing license revenues,” stated Senator Jones. “The ease of getting one combined license, which is valid for a full year and can be auto-renewed, will help increase interest and participation in both of these sports.”
SB 470 is sponsored by the California Waterfowl Association and is supported by a diverse coalition of groups including, among others, the Coastal Conservation Association of California, NorCal Guides Association, Oceanside Senior Anglers, Recreational Boaters of California, and the Suisun Resource Conservation District.
SB 470 goes next to the Assembly Appropriations Committee for consideration.