Proposed Bill Aims to Increase Fishing Popularity in California

North State Assemblyman James Gallagher is trying to revamp the fishing industry with a new bill aimed at making it more popular in California.

Posted: Jun. 14, 2018 8:14 AM
Updated: Jun. 14, 2018 9:41 AM

CALIFORNIA-- A bill gaining momentum with California lawmakers could make your fishing season more affordable.

North State Assemblyman James Gallagher is trying to revamp the fishing industry to make it more popular in California.

Fishing license sales have been on the decline in the state, according to Gallagher.

His bill, AB 986, aims to give anglers an affordable option to buy consecutive, 12-month licenses. Right now, no matter when it's bought, fishing licenses for the year expire on December 31.

The bill also offers discounts to California's veterans.

It passed the Senate Natural Resources and Waters Committee with unanimous bi-partisan support. It now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee for further consideration.

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