DECATUR, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is backing legislation to streamline the hunting licensing process by authorizing electronic licenses for sportsmen.
“It’s important that our state’s laws and regulations protect the rights of law-abiding, responsible gun owners,” Scherer said. “This legislation helps preserve our state’s hunting traditions by making it easier for hunters and sportsmen to enjoy their Second Amendment rights.”
Scherer is a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 1325, which would allow hunters to take a picture of their license, rather than carry their permanent paper copy. The Department of Natural Resources will continue to issue paper hunting licenses.
“Paper licenses can be lost or damaged by inclement weather in the field, so the authorization of electronic licenses is a way of improving the current hunting licensing process,” said Scherer. “I believe that the rights of sportsmen should not be restricted by red tape, and I will continue my efforts to ensure our Second Amendment rights are protected.”
For more information, please contact Scherer’s constituent service office at 217-877-9636 or by email at StateRepSue@gmail.com. Scherer represents the 96th District, which includes portions of Christian, Macon and Sangamon counties.