Introduced by Rep. Matt Lori (R) on January 17, 2012, to revise the types of firearms allowed for deer hunting south of the “rifle line” in the Lower Peninsula. In addition to shotguns and muzzle-loading rifles, hunters could use a .35 caliber or larger pistol capable of holding no more than nine rounds, and a .35 caliber or larger rifle loaded with straight-walled cartridges and a maximum case length of 1.80 inches (in other words, not a high-power rifle cartridge).
Referred to the House Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee on January 17, 2012.
Reported in the House on May 22, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on September 27, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 27, 2012.