HB-4283, As Passed House, May 16, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 4283

 

February 19, 2013, Introduced by Rep. Lori and referred to the Committee on Tourism.

 

     A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled

 

"Natural resources and environmental protection act,"

 

by amending section 43526 (MCL 324.43526), as amended by 1996 PA

 

585.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 43526. (1) A person shall not hunt deer during the

 

firearm deer season without purchasing a firearm deer license. The

 

fee for a resident firearm deer license is $13.00. Beginning in

 

1999, the fee for a resident firearm deer license is $14.00.

 

Beginning in 2001, the fee for a resident firearm deer license is

 

$15.00. The fee for a nonresident firearm deer license is $120.00.

 

Beginning in 1999, the fee for a nonresident firearm deer license

 

is $129.00. Beginning in 2001, the fee for a nonresident firearm

 

deer license is $138.00. Where authorized by the department, a


 

resident or nonresident may purchase a second firearm deer license

 

in 1 season for the fee assessed under this subsection for the

 

firearm deer license for which that person is eligible. However, a

 

senior license discount is not available for the purchase of a

 

second firearm deer license. The department may issue orders under

 

part 401 designating the kind of deer that may be taken and the

 

geographic area in which any license issued under this section is

 

valid, when advisable in managing deer.

 

     (2) The department may issue a kill tag with or as part of

 

each deer license. The kill tag shall bear the license number. The

 

kill tag may also include space for other pertinent information

 

required by the department. The kill tag, if issued, is part of the

 

license.

 

     (3) The department shall charge a nonrefundable application

 

fee not to exceed $4.00 for each person who applies for an

 

antlerless deer license. Except as otherwise provided in section

 

43521, the fee for a resident antlerless deer license is $13.00.

 

Beginning in 1999, the fee for a resident antlerless deer license

 

is $14.00. Beginning in 2001, the fee for a resident antlerless

 

deer license is $15.00. The fee for a nonresident antlerless deer

 

license is $120.00. Beginning in 1999, the fee for a nonresident

 

antlerless deer license is $129.00. Beginning in 2001, the fee for

 

a nonresident antlerless deer license is $138.00.

 

     (4) A person hunting deer during the regular firearm deer

 

season in the limited firearms area may only use the following

 

firearms:

 

     (a) A shotgun with a smooth or rifled barrel.


 

     (b) A .35 caliber or larger pistol capable of holding no more

 

than 9 shells at 1 time in the barrel and magazine combined and

 

loaded with straight-walled cartridges.

 

     (c) A muzzle-loading rifle or black-powder pistol loaded with

 

black-powder or a commercially manufactured black-powder

 

substitute.

 

     (d) A .35 caliber or larger rifle loaded with straight-walled

 

cartridges with a minimum case length of 1.16 inches and a maximum

 

case length of 1.80 inches.

 

     (5) As used in this section, "limited firearms area" means

 

that area south of a line beginning at a point on the Wisconsin-

 

Michigan boundary line directly west of the west end of highway M-

 

46; then east to M-46 and east along M-46 to its junction with

 

freeway US-131; then south along freeway US-131 to M-57; then east

 

along M-57 to its intersection with Montcalm road on the Kent-

 

Montcalm county line; then south along that county line and the

 

Ionia-Kent county line to its intersection with M-44; then east

 

along M-44 to its intersection with M-66; then north along M-66 to

 

its intersection with M-57; then east along M-57 to its

 

intersection with M-52; then north along M-52 to its intersection

 

with M-46; then east along M-46 to its intersection with M-47; then

 

north along M-47 to its junction with US-10; then east along US-10

 

to its junction with I-75; then north along I-75 and US-23 to its

 

junction with Beaver road, Kawkawlin township, Bay county; then

 

east along Beaver road to Saginaw bay; then north 50 degrees east

 

to the international boundary with Canada.