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PA license display requirement repealed, effective Feb. 13

From Pennsylvania Game Commission

-- New legislation that removes the requirement for Pennsylvania hunters and trappers to display their licenses on an outer garment takes effect in 60 days.

House Bill 735 was unanimously approved by the House on June 15, and was approved by a vote of 46-3 in the Senate.  Gov. Tom Corbett signed the bill into law Dec. 15 which takes effect on Feb. 13.

"Since 2003, the Game Commission has been supporting various drafts of legislation sponsored by Rep. Gillespie and Rep. Neal Goodman (D-Schuylkill) to remove this antiquated requirement," according to Carl Roe, Game Commission executive director. "With today's new license format, this change in law will make hunting less complicated, improve license management by hunters and trappers, and limit the inconveniences and troubles associated with lost or misplaced licenses."

Hunters need to remember that the new law doesn't take effect for 60 days, and are reminded to wear their licenses on an outer garment until Feb. 13.

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