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2013 House Bill 4283: Revise allowable deer hunting guns south of “rifle line”
  1. Introduced by Rep. Matt Lori (R) on February 19, 2013, 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, which carry for extremely long distances).
    • Referred to the House Tourism Committee on February 19, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on May 9, 2013, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 106 to 0 in the House on May 16, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on May 21, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Committee on May 21, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on November 12, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

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