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

Public Act 241 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. John Proos (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).   Official Text and Analysis.
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
Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on January 19, 2012 (same description)
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).
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.
Passed 110 to 0 in the House on June 14, 2012 (same description)
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).
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 25, 2012

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