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2012 House Bill 5249: Revise allowable deer hunting guns south of “rifle line”
Introduced by Rep. Matt Lori R-Constantine on January 17, 2012
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).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee on January 17, 2012
Reported in the House on May 22, 2012
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on September 27, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 27, 2012
Received in the Senate on September 27, 2012
Referred to the Senate Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Committee on September 27, 2012