I plan to reintroduce Senate Bill 564 of last session, that will offer a reduced fee for hunting and fishing licenses for volunteer firefighters in our Commonwealth.

This is a small but meaningful way to thank those who volunteer their time and risk their lives to serve our communities as firefighters. As the ranks of our volunteer firefighters continue to decline, the brave men and women who continue to answer the call deserve this small token of appreciation from the communities they protect and serve.

Previous cosponsors of Senate Bill 564 included Senators Boscola, Yaw, Bartolotta, Scavello, J. Ward, Costa, Stefano, Mastriano and Aument.

I hope that you will join me in cosponsoring this important piece of legislation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office.