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2017 House Bill 5180: Permit air bows for hunting during firearms season
Introduced by Rep. Beau LaFave (R) on October 25, 2017
To permit the use of pneumatic air bows to hunt game during any open season in which a firearm may be used, and permit disabled hunters to use air bows during bow season. These devices are like crossbows but use compressed air to drive an arrow.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on October 25, 2017
Referred in the House on February 21, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Sara Cambensy (D) on March 14, 2018
To only allow disabled hunters to use air bows during gun season.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 14, 2018
Passed 59 to 47 in the House on March 15, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To potentially permit the use of pneumatic air bows to hunt game during any open season in which a firearm may be used, and also potentially permit disabled hunters to use air bows during bow season. Specifically, the bill allows but does not require the Natural Resources Commission and the Department of Natural Resources to authorize this. These devices are like crossbows but use compressed air to drive an arrow.
Received in the Senate on March 20, 2018
Referred to the Senate Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Committee on March 20, 2018

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