California Assembly committee kills 12-month fishing license bill

[Bill Rozak , Sierra Sun]

Maybe California Senate Bill 187 was doomed from the start.

The number 187 is a standard police code for murder, and the bill put forward by California State Sen. Tom Berryhill, R-Twain Harte, was killed Friday, Sept. 1, in the State Assembly Appropriations Committee that is chaired by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego.

SB187, which aimed to make fishing more affordable and accessible, was supported by many organizations representing business, labor, travel, hospitality, local government and outdoor recreation with no recorded opposition, according to a press release from the bill’s sponsor, the California Sportfishing League....