Lawmakers give new rewards to veterans with free hunting and fishing licenses

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) - Michigan lawmakers are giving back to veterans.

A new law that went into effect March 1 will allow disabled veterans to obtain free hunting and fishing licenses.

Those who want to receive free licenses must show proof of eligibility when they buy and use the licenses.

The licenses will be available from retail agents and online when regularly priced licenses go on sale throughout the year.

Lawmakers are also working to reduce tuition costs for military personnel. Currently, when service members return to Michigan, they have to pay out of state tuition.

Democratic Representative David Knezek of Dearborn Heights proposed two joint resolutions that would let active duty personnel and veterans pay in-state tuition in Michigan.

This would apply to state universities and community colleges.

Knezek served in the military in Iraq.



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