The state is taking its first step toward eliminating the term “driver’s license” and replacing it with a new, more specific term for the state’s fishing license.
According to the Indiana Department of Commerce, the term was created by a 1933 law that prohibited any state from changing its name “to any other than that of its native state.”
The new term, which is expected to be approved by the Department of State, will be called the Indiana Fish and Boat License.
“It’s a great idea, and it’s a good idea,” said Gary Miller, president of the Indiana Fishing License Association.
“I think it’ll be a good addition to the licensing system, and will be more uniform.
I think it’s good for the public.”
The current license, issued by the state of Indiana, allows the holder to catch, transport and sell any type of fish as long as the fish is not “dead, frozen or otherwise incapable of being transported.”
It is a temporary license for the next two years, which could be extended up to three years.
But the new term is expected not only to help people understand how to catch fish, but to increase the value of the license.
It will cost $4, which will go to the state to pay for new licenses, according to the department.
Miller said he thinks the name change is a good step to improve the quality of the state fishing license and help drive up the value.
“I think the people who need to know what they’re fishing for should know about that, because that’s the name that will be on it,” he said.
“A lot of people are confused about the term, so I think the name will be better for that purpose.
The new license will be able to distinguish between fish caught in the waters of our state and fish that come from overseas.”
Indiana’s fishing industry has struggled with low fishing season quotas and a shortage of licenses.
The state has been in the process of revamping its license for several years, and in recent years has begun issuing licenses to individuals who live and work in the state, as well as to those who live outside the state.