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2014 Senate Bill 927: Ban hunting with a drone
  1. Introduced by Sen. Phil Pavlov (R) on May 6, 2014, to prohibit using an aerial drone to take game.
    • Referred to the Senate Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Committee on May 6, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on September 23, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
  2. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on September 24, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on September 24, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on September 24, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on December 2, 2014, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on December 18, 2014, to establish that the bill does not prohibit use of a camera drone over private property, if authorized by the property owner. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 18, 2014.
    • Moved to reconsider in the House on December 19, 2014, the vote by which the House adopted the amendment offered previously by Rep. McMillin. The motion passed by voice vote in the House on December 19, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on December 19, 2014, to establish that the bill does not prohibit use of a camera drone over private property, if authorized by the property owner. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 19, 2014.
  4. Passed 109 to 1 in the House on December 19, 2014, to prohibit using an aerial drone to take game.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 15, 2015.

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