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2013 House Bill 4668: Increase hunting and fishing license fees

Public Act 108 of 2013

Introduced by Rep. Jon Bumstead (R) on May 2, 2013 To revise the structure of hunting and fishing license fees in a manner that would increase license fees for most sportsmen. For example, the cost for a resident to hunt deer would go from $15 to $31, and the minimum fishing license cost would increase from $15 to $26. The House Fiscal Agency reports this would extract an additional $19.7 million annually from sportsmen. For details on specific licenses see their analysis.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on May 2, 2013
Reported in the House on May 22, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 5, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 5, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Jon Bumstead (R) on June 5, 2013 To include wolf hunting in the proposed license structure, and impose an additional $5 application fee for a wolf license.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 5, 2013
Passed 77 to 32 in the House on June 5, 2013 (same description)
To revise the structure of hunting and fishing license fees in a manner that would increase license fees for most sportsmen. For example, the cost for a resident to hunt deer would go from $15 to $31, and the minimum fishing license cost would increase from $15 to $26. The House Fiscal Agency reports this would extract an additional $19.7 million annually from sportsmen. For details on specific licenses see their analysis.
Received in the Senate on June 6, 2013
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 6, 2013
Reported in the Senate on June 13, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on June 18, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 18, 2013
Failed 19 to 19 in the Senate on June 18, 2013
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on June 18, 2013 The vote by which the bill was defeated.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 18, 2013
Received in the Senate on June 19, 2013
Failed 19 to 18 in the Senate on June 19, 2013 To revise the structure of hunting and fishing license fees in a manner that would increase license fees for most sportsmen. For example, the cost for a resident to hunt deer would go from $15 to $31, and the minimum fishing license cost would increase from $15 to $26. The House Fiscal Agency reports this would extract an additional $19.7 million annually from sportsmen. For details on specific licenses see their analysis.
Received in the Senate on June 19, 2013
Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on June 19, 2013 To require the Department of Natural Resources to "complete and post on its website a fisheries division strategic and tactical plan with measures and metrics".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 19, 2013
Passed 24 to 14 in the Senate on June 19, 2013 (same description)
To revise the structure of hunting and fishing license fees in a manner that would increase license fees for most sportsmen. For example, the cost for a resident to hunt deer would go from $15 to $31, and the minimum fishing license cost would increase from $15 to $26. The House Fiscal Agency reports this would extract an additional $19.7 million annually from sportsmen. For details on specific licenses see their analysis.
Received in the House on June 19, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. David Nathan (D) on September 10, 2013 To earmark $1 million annually in fishing license fees to "support local parks that offer fishing opportunities".
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 10, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Edward McBroom (R) on September 10, 2013 To cut the proposed price for a non-resident "additional antlerless deer" license from $170 to $75.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 10, 2013
Passed 72 to 36 in the House on September 10, 2013 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on September 17, 2013

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