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2013 House Bill 4668: Increase hunting and fishing license fees

Public Act 108 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. Jon Bumstead (R) on May 2, 2013, To revise the structure of hunting and fishing license fees in a manner that would increase license fees for most sportsmen. For example, the cost for a resident to hunt deer would go from $15 to $31, and the minimum fishing license cost would increase from $15 to $26. The House Fiscal Agency reports this would extract an additional $19.7 million annually from sportsmen. For details on specific licenses see their analysis.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on May 2, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on May 22, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on June 5, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 5, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Jon Bumstead (R) on June 5, 2013, to include wolf hunting in the proposed license structure, and impose an additional $5 application fee for a wolf license. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 5, 2013.
  2. Passed 77 to 32 in the House on June 5, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on June 6, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 6, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 13, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on June 18, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 18, 2013.
  4. Failed 19 to 19 in the Senate on June 18, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Moved to reconsider by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on June 18, 2013, the vote by which the bill was defeated. The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 18, 2013.
  6. Received in the Senate on June 19, 2013.
  7. Failed 19 to 18 in the Senate on June 19, 2013, to revise the structure of hunting and fishing license fees in a manner that would increase license fees for most sportsmen. For example, the cost for a resident to hunt deer would go from $15 to $31, and the minimum fishing license cost would increase from $15 to $26. The House Fiscal Agency reports this would extract an additional $19.7 million annually from sportsmen. For details on specific licenses see their analysis.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  8. Received in the Senate on June 19, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on June 19, 2013, to require the Department of Natural Resources to "complete and post on its website a fisheries division strategic and tactical plan with measures and metrics". The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 19, 2013.
  9. Passed 24 to 14 in the Senate on June 19, 2013, to revise the structure of hunting and fishing license fees in a manner that would increase license fees for most sportsmen. For example, the cost for a resident to hunt deer would go from $15 to $31, and the minimum fishing license cost would increase from $15 to $26. The House Fiscal Agency reports this would extract an additional $19.7 million annually from sportsmen. For details on specific licenses see their analysis.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  10. Received in the House on June 19, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. David Nathan (D) on September 10, 2013, to earmark $1 million annually in fishing license fees to "support local parks that offer fishing opportunities". The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 10, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Edward McBroom (R) on September 10, 2013, to cut the proposed price for a non-resident "additional antlerless deer" license from $170 to $75. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 10, 2013.
  11. Passed 72 to 36 in the House on September 10, 2013, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  12. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on September 17, 2013.

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