Senator Brewer Comes Through for Sportsmen Again
Senator Stephen Brewer, long time friend of the gun owners and sportsmen of the Commonwealth and now Senate Chair of Ways & Means, has come through again. In the recent budget deliberations in the Senate, the Senator was successful in securing two outside sections that will greatly help our youth activities.
The first section granted free freshwater fishing licenses to anyone under 18 years old. The second section amended the laws regarding FID Cards by reducing the application fee for anyone under the age of 18 from $100 to $25.
GOAL had made it one of our priorities to reduce or eliminate this fee for youth FID Cards. In the same budget deliberations the Senator was able to secure a much needed level of funding for the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. “ I am thrilled that we are able to preserve funding that keeps people off the couch and outside,” said Stephen M. Brewer (D-Barre), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. “Show me a kid who is out hunting and fishing and I’ll show you a kid who is not out doing crack cocaine. In a time when we are coming out of a global recession these programs provide families and communities with the resources to stay local and enjoy their communities and nature.”
On behalf of the gun owners and sportsmen/women of the Commonwealth we would like to thank Senator Brewer for his continued efforts and support of the sporting community and youth activities.