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2005 House Bill 4071: Establish government wild game to the needy program

Public Act 116 of 2005

Introduced by Rep. Dave Hildenbrand (R) on January 27, 2005 To establish a state program to collect donations of legally taken game from licensed hunters and distribute them or other food to people in need. Also, to require hunting licenses sales agents to ask whether a person buying a license would like to donate $1.00 to the program, and if so, to collect the donation with the license fee. Note: Several private organizations already collect and distribute wild game to the needy without government assistance, including Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger and ”Hunters for the Hungry”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Conservation, Forestry, and Outdoor Recreation Committee on January 27, 2005
Reported in the House on May 26, 2005 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 2, 2005 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that leaves to House Bill 4145 the provision requiring hunting licenses sales agents to ask whether a person buying a license would like to donate $1.00 to the program.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 2, 2005
Passed 106 to 0 in the House on June 7, 2005 To establish a state program to collect donations of legally taken game from licensed hunters and distribute them or other food to people in need. House Bill 4145 would require hunting licenses sales agents to ask whether a person buying a license would like to donate $1.00 to the program.
Received in the Senate on June 8, 2005
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs Committee on June 8, 2005
Reported in the Senate on June 30, 2005 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on August 31, 2005 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on August 31, 2005
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on September 7, 2005 (same description)
To establish a state program to collect donations of legally taken game from licensed hunters and distribute them or other food to people in need. House Bill 4145 would require hunting licenses sales agents to ask whether a person buying a license would like to donate $1.00 to the program.
Received in the House on September 7, 2005
Passed 106 to 0 in the House on September 8, 2005 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on September 21, 2005

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