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2013 House Bill 4993: Use some increased hunting and fishing fee money for PR campaign

Public Act 246 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. Jon Bumstead (R) on September 17, 2013, to use $1 of the increased hunting and fishing license fees authorized by a 2013 law for ads promoting hunting and fishing. The bill would create a state “wildlife council" and "wildlife management public education fund” with political appointees on the council board representing various interests deciding what advertising agency to hire and helping to design the public relations campaign.
    • Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on September 17, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on October 1, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on October 8, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on October 8, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Vicki Barnett (D) on October 8, 2013, to prohibit using the "Pure Michigan" tourism marketing subsidy program to promote the bill's proposed marketing campaign. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on October 8, 2013.
  2. Passed 77 to 31 in the House on October 9, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on October 10, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Natural Resources, Environment & Great Lakes Committee on October 10, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on October 29, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on December 11, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 11, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on December 12, 2013, to prohibit money in the proposed government account ("fund") from meing used to support or oppose citizen-initiated referendums on new laws enacted by the legislature. The amendment failed 14 to 24 in the Senate on December 12, 2013.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  4. Passed 25 to 13 in the Senate on December 12, 2013, to use $1 of the increased hunting and fishing license fees authorized by a 2013 law for ads promoting hunting and fishing. The bill would create a state “wildlife council" and "wildlife management public education fund” with political appointees on the council board representing various interests deciding what advertising agency to hire and helping to design the public relations campaign.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on December 12, 2013.
  6. Passed 79 to 30 in the House on December 12, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 21, 2013.

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