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2011 Senate Bill 717: Create new “hunters helping farmers” program

Public Act 241 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Sen. John Proos, IV (R) on October 4, 2011, to create a new government program that matches farmers suffering excessive crop damage from deer with hunters who want to take more antlerless deer (as already permitted in specific cases for crop damage reduction purposes).
    • Referred to the Senate Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Committee on October 4, 2011.
      • Reported in the Senate on November 29, 2011, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on January 17, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on January 17, 2012.
  2. Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on January 19, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on January 19, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on January 19, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on June 13, 2012, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 110 to 0 in the House on June 14, 2012, to create a new government program that matches farmers suffering excessive crop damage from deer with hunters who want to take more antlerless deer (as already permitted in specific cases for crop damage reduction purposes).
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 25, 2012.

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