SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A proposal that would lower the cost of
fishing and hunting licenses for seniors is moving through the Illinois
The House passed a measure on Friday that would lower the cost of
licenses by $1 for those 75 and older. Those hoping to save a little
money must also be enrolled in the Benefits Access Program with the
Illinois Department on Aging.
The proposal also eliminates the fee to receive pheasant,
furbearer, and habitat or migratory fowl stamps for hunters. For
fishermen, the fees for inland trout and salmon stamps are eliminated.
Marengo Democratic Rep. Jack Franks is sponsoring the legislation
that he says will ensure seniors can enjoy the state's outdoors.
The proposal now moves to the Senate for consideration.