Introduced by Sen. Liz Brater (D) on April 18, 2007, to gradually increase fishing license fees by various amounts ranging from 30 percent to 100 percent. Also, to gradually reduce the amount that senior licenses are discounted, from 60 percent to 40 percent. See also House Bill 4624, which raises hunting license fees.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on April 18, 2007.
the legislators have by Anonymous Citizen on April 23, 2007 proven time and again that they care not for history or tradition in this state. they could care less if anyone fishes or hunts or traps tommarow.
all they care about is continued spending. raising the license fee 100% will get them TWICE the money. they know that fishermen are going to spend money to fish. they DON'T know that the less affluent fishermen CAN'T spend any more to fish, so they may just have to STOP FISHING.
they don't care about YOU fishing, they care about YOU GIVING THEM MONEY.
if you are NOT the one GIVING THEM MONEY, they DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU.
they don't care a whole lot about the people who ARE giving them money.
Higher License Fee? by Anonymous Citizen on April 23, 2007 We are very blessed in this great State of Michigan which offers such opportunities to teach our children to hunt, fish and enjoy the great outdoors. The economy isn't the best so why would you want to make it worse for the residents that may already be struggling? There may need to be a slight adjustment in license fees, but 100%? A little much don't you think? I am afraid the higher fees will deter some families from enjoying these activities. Teaching our children to respect our land and wildlife while they are young will have a lasting impression which will carry over into their adulthood.
Brater = Tax Increase by Mike Hignite on April 23, 2007 I'm not sure she's ever met a tax she didn't like. Let people hunt and fish in peace.