Governor signs Short’s veterans bill into law


May 14, 2013

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Governor signs Short’s veterans bill into law

Veterans living outside Washington who’ve been disabled in the line of duty will find it cheaper and easier to hunt and fish in our state thanks to a proposal sponsored by Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy.  The legislation, House Bill 1192, will also begin the process of “reciprocity,” making it cheaper for Washington’s disabled veterans to hunt and fish in other states as well.

“This bill would allow veterans with disabilities in other states to qualify for reduced hunting and fishing license fees here in Washington,” said Short. “It would also encourage reciprocity – that is, it would encourage other states to offer the same discounted license fees to our state’s veterans. We have veterans with disabilities that would like to hunt and fish in other states; and wounded veterans from other states that would like to participate in those activities here in Washington. I think it’s the least we can do for those who have sacrificed so much for our country.”

Short’s bill was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 1. Constituents and veterans from Ferry County joined Short at the bill-signing ceremony.

Gov. Jay Inslee signs Rep. Shelly Short's veterans legislation into law

PHOTO CAPTION: From Left to Right:  Ted Wicorek, from the Veterans’ Legislative Coalition, Ann Larson from DFW, Gov. Jay Inslee, Moose Scott, Rep. Shelly Short and Stan Christie at a bill-signing ceremony for House Bill 1192.



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