SB15-226 - Hunter Education Wildlife Hunting License

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning The Education Requirements Necessary To Qualify For A License To Take Wildlife.

Currently, a person has to obtain a hunter education certificate to be issued a license to hunt in Colorado. To get the certificate, the person needs to take a 10-hour hunter education course. The commission may create various ways to meet this requirement, including testing out of it or getting an apprentice certificate. A veteran may obtain a certificate without taking the course if the veteran passes a test. If the division verifies a person's certificate, the person need not carry the certificate while hunting. The bill eliminates the requirement that the hunter education course consist of 10 hours of instruction.

The bill also creates an apprentice program that allows a person who is at least 10 years of age to be issued a temporary certificate without hunter education if he or she is accompanied by a mentor who is at least 18 years of age and meets the certification requirements.

Latest update: May 22, 2015
05/22/2015 Governor Signed
05/18/2015 Sent to the Governor
05/18/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/18/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/30/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/29/2015 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/27/2015 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/22/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
04/21/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/20/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/15/2015 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/20/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy

3rd Reading Vote Summary - SB15-226*

House Vote Summary - April 30, 2015
Senate Vote Summary - April 21, 2015
* Create an account to view breakdown of votes by legislator.