The state Senate has unanimously approved legislation to reduce hunting and fishing license fees for Pennsylvania's disabled veterans.
Senate Bill 1102 would reduce the cost of an annual fishing license while Senate Bill 1090 would reduce the cost of hunting license, both to $1.
Pennsylvania law currently allows for free hunting and fishing licenses, but only for veterans who are either certified as 100 percent disabled, or who have lost the use of one of their arms or legs.
Any Pennsylvania veteran eligible for disability compensation as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs would qualify for the $1 licenses.
Veterans certified as having a total disability would continue to qualify for free licenses.
Pennsylvania currently offers $1 hunting and fishing licenses to certain active duty military personnel as well.
Both bills were sent to the state House of Representatives for consideration.