Fee hike for Colorado hunting, fishing licenses and state parks clears Senate in unanimous vote
March 15, 2018
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is on track to raise hunting and fishing fees — and the price of park passes — after all 35 state senators on Tuesday approved legislation scripted to avert a looming financial crisis for the division.
"Unanimous approval. Can't do much better than that," said Sen. Don Coram, a Montrose Republican who sponsored the bill that would allow Colorado Parks and Wildlife to raise fees to support conservation programs and chip away at a $45 million maintenance backlog on 11 dams owned by the division.
The division tried similar legislation last year in the House, but the proposal foundered in a Senate committee.
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