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PA Bill Number: HB698

Title: In hunting and furtaking, further providing for unlawful devices and methods; and, in special licenses and permits, further providing for permits for ...

Description: In hunting and furtaking, further providing for unlawful devices and methods; and, in special licenses and permits, further providing for permi ...

Last Action: Third consideration and final passage (50-0)

Last Action Date: Nov 24, 2015

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