Last weekend, the Kansas Legislature adjourned a successful legislative session after marathon days of debate and will return for a veto session after the April recess. Before adjourning, the legislature passed the pro-hunting measure, House Bill 2456, to the governor’s office for a signature. Please continue to contact Governor Laura Kelly and ask her to sign House Bill 2456.
House Bill 2456 establishes Kansas Children’s Combined Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License. During its review in conference committee, HB 2456 was amended. As amended, such a permit will be issued to children five years of age or younger, and the price of a permit will not exceed $300. The Senate added an amendment creating a second level of licensing, available to children ages 6-7, not to exceed $500. This legislation offers young people in Kansas the opportunity to enter the field and experience one of America’s oldest traditions sooner and longer. Hunters are the most important part of environmental conservation efforts. HB 2456 will go a long way in bolstering the ranks of those who appreciate this country’s rich hunting heritage.
Again, please contact Governor Laura Kelly and ask her to SIGN House Bill 2456.