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.