Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt (R,C,I-Greenwood Lake) is sponsoring legislation to show appreciation for veterans in New York State with a lifetime sportsman’s license. If enacted, the bill would eliminate the annual fee for honorably discharged, disabled veterans to renew their sportsman’s license.
"This legislation is a very small way to say ‘thank you’ to those who have bravely served our nation and protected our freedoms – there is simply no reason to not support this bill. I am very proud to have so many fine and distinguished veterans and active military in my district, and to be a sponsor of this important measure," said Rabbitt. "I will continue working to find common-sense ways to make the lives of veterans, active military and their families easier and to make the cost of living more affordable for all New Yorkers."
Under current state law, honorably discharged, disabled veterans are eligible to purchase a discounted sportsman’s license. However, the license must be renewed annually at a fee of $5. This bill would eliminate that fee and renewal process. The measure, Assembly Bill 2414, has bipartisan support in both houses of the legislature and is currently under consideration in the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee.
As a co-host of the Assembly Minority Conference’s Annual Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day, Assemblywoman Rabbitt has been a longtime supporter of traditional outdoor sports as well as eco-tourism and other initiatives to help spur local economic development. With countless streams, lakes and woods to fish, hunt and explore within her current Assembly District, Assemblywoman Rabbitt has been working to help Orange and Rockland counties capitalize on the lure of tourism to create jobs.
Assemblywoman Rabbitt encourages all residents of Orange and Rockland counties to continue sharing their ideas with her: please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.