Yesterday, the Senate passed Hunter Education legislation, House Bill 22-1168, with a bipartisan vote of 30 to 3. The measure now heads back to the House for a concurrence vote before being sent to the Governor’s desk.
House Bill 22-1168 allows local education providers, upon entering into an agreement with an individual or entity that offers hunter education courses certified by the division of parks and wildlife (division), to provide a hunter education course (course) to all seventh graders. The course must satisfy the requirements of a hunter education course certified by the division; except that hands-on activities are not required. The course must be taught by a division-certified instructor. A parent or legal guardian must provide permission for a student to participate in any hands-on activities that are offered as part of the course.
Stay-tuned to NRA-ILA alerts for updates when this measure passes the legislature and heads to the Governor.