A bill that would make California fishing licenses valid for a year from the date of purchase won unanimous approval of a state Senate committee last week. Currently, licenses are good only for a designated calendar year.
State Sen. Tom Berryhill, R-Twain Harte, is the author of Senate Bill 583, which would put an end to the frustration of anglers who under the present system pay full price even if they purchase licenses late in the year.
Members of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water on Wednesday voted 9-0 to approve Berryhill's bill. The measure goes next to the Appropriations Committee.