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Bill Detail: SB24-161

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Title Parks & Wildlife Licenses & Passes
Status Governor Signed (05/01/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Natural Resources & Environment
  • State Government
House Sponsors M. Soper (R)
M. Lukens (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Pelton (R)
J. Marchman (D)
House Committee Agriculture, Water and Natural Resources
Senate Committee Agriculture and Natural Resources
Date Introduced 02/20/2024

The bill amends certain requirements and procedures related to
licenses and passes from the Colorado parks and wildlife commission
The bill lowers the age threshold for senior annual fishing licenses
to 64 years of age and amends the definition of low-income senior for
the purposes of discounted parks and wildlife licenses. The bill also
lowers the disability level threshold for veterans with disabilities from
60% to 50% disability for the purpose of granting licenses to disabled
veterans. The bill also lowers the cost of the youth small game hunting
license and the youth big game hunting license by 25 cents to account for
the inclusion of the backcountry search and rescue fund surcharge that is
added by the commission when the licenses are purchased.
The bill authorizes the commission to establish, by rule, a harvest
permit surcharge for the taking of small game when doing so is necessary
for the proper management of wildlife resources. The bill specifies that
revenues generated from the sale of keep Colorado wild passes may be
used for capital construction projects.
The bill establishes procedures for hearings conducted by the
commission when a river outfitter license holder or applicant is alleged
to have committed a violation and when the applicant or license holder
may have their application or license denied, suspended, or revoked. The
bill authorizes a hearing officer to conduct hearings on behalf of the
commission in relation to the denial, suspension, or revocation of a river
outfitter license.

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