Fee hike for Colorado hunting, fishing licenses and state parks clears Senate in unanimous vote
Bill includes a push to engage hikers, bikers, wildlife watchers in funding public lands maintenance
March 15, 2018
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is on track to raise hunting and fishing fees — and the price of park passes — after all 35 state senators on Tuesday approved legislation scripted to avert a looming financial crisis for the division.
"Unanimous approval. Can't do much better than that," said Sen. Don Coram, a Montrose Republican who sponsored the bill that would allow Colorado Parks and Wildlife to raise fees to support conservation programs and chip away at a $45 million maintenance backlog on 11 dams owned by the division.
The division tried similar legislation last year in the House, but the proposal foundered in a Senate committee.
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