2012 House Bill 5249

Revise allowable deer hunting guns south of “rifle line”

Introduced in the House

Jan. 17, 2012

Introduced by Rep. Matt Lori (R-59)

To revise the types of firearms allowed for deer hunting south of the “rifle line” in the Lower Peninsula. In addition to shotguns and muzzle-loading rifles, hunters could use a .35 caliber or larger pistol capable of holding no more than nine rounds, and a .35 caliber or larger rifle loaded with straight-walled cartridges and a maximum case length of 1.80 inches (in other words, not a high-power rifle cartridge).

Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation

May 22, 2012

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

Sept. 27, 2012

Substitute offered

The substitute passed by voice vote

Passed in the House 106 to 2 (details)

Received in the Senate

Sept. 27, 2012

Referred to the Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism