Joe Robach Veterans | Fishing License Bill


Joe Robach has long been a supporter of our veterans and military personnel. The New York State Senate recently passed S.3029, supported by Senator Joe Robach, to exempt members of the US armed forces who are on active duty military leave from requirements for fishing licenses and associated fees.

“Our service men and women sacrifice a great deal to defend our way of life and the least we can do to show our thanks is help them enjoy the great outdoors freely when visiting New York on leave,” said Joe Robach. “The 56th District is home to some of the best fishing anywhere, and my hope is that this bill will help our military personnel enjoy some well-deserved time away out on the water.”

Currently, an active service member of the United States armed forces visiting family in New York State while on leave or furlough cannot fish without first obtaining an out-of-state fishing license. Active service members are therefore limited in the time they get to spend on leave and further limited by licensing requirements required to fish while visiting New York. This bill will allow these active service members to fish freely as if they held a fishing license.

For more information on this initiative or veterans issues, contact the office of Joe Robach.