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PA Bill Number: HB1452

Title: In hunting and furtaking licenses, providing for a volunteer instructor license.

Description: In hunting and furtaking licenses, providing for a volunteer instructor license. ...

Last Action: Laid on the table

Last Action Date: Jan 27, 2016

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Washington County President Day Republican Dinner - 02/10/2016
Bella Sera 414 Morganza Rd., Canonsburg, PA


FOAC Monthly Meeting - February - 2016 - 02/14/2016
Scott Township Municipal Building 301 Lindsay Road, Carnegie, PA


FOAC Presentation - Citizens for Liberty - March - 03/2/2016
King of Prussia VFD 170 Allendale Rd., King of Prussia

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