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2017 House Bill 4787: Require personal data details on ice shanties

Public Act 25 of 2018

Introduced by Rep. Curt VanderWall (R) on June 20, 2017
To revise the requirement that ice fishing shanties must have the owner’s name and address affixed to each side, by allowing either the owner's drivers license number or fishing license number instead. Also, to allow the Department of Natural Resources to determine the date each year when shanties must be removed from the ice based on actual weather and ice conditions. Current law sets fixed removal dates, instead of prescribing these dates in statute.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on June 20, 2017
Reported in the House on November 1, 2017
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Beau LaFave (R) on November 8, 2017
To repeal a law that makes leaving a shanty on the ice after the deadline a misdemeanor, and that requires the owner to pay three times the cost of removing it. Instead this would only be a civil offense with a $100 fine, and the owner would only have to pay the cost of removal, not three times that amount.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on November 8, 2017
Passed 96 to 11 in the House on November 9, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To revise the requirement that ice fishing shanties must have the owner’s name and address affixed to each side, by allowing either the owner's drivers license number or fishing license number instead. Also, to allow the Department of Natural Resources to determine the date each year when shanties must be removed from the ice based on actual weather and ice conditions. Current law sets fixed removal dates, instead of prescribing these dates in statute.
Received in the Senate on November 28, 2017
Referred to the Senate Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Committee on November 28, 2017
Reported in the Senate on January 25, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on February 1, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To revise the requirement that ice fishing shanties must have the owner’s name and address affixed to each side, by allowing either the owner's drivers license number or fishing license number instead. Also, to allow the Department of Natural Resources to determine the date each year when shanties must be removed from the ice based on actual weather and ice conditions. Current law sets fixed removal dates, instead of prescribing these dates in statute.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on February 14, 2018

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