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2018 House Bill 5778: Let zoos breed large carnivores

Public Act 610 of 2018

Introduced in the House on April 10, 2018
To allow zoos to get permission to breed large carnivores in certain narrowly defined circumstances. Under current law breeding large carnivores is illegal in Michigan.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Agriculture Committee on April 10, 2018
Reported in the House on May 23, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Thomas Albert (R) on June 7, 2018
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 7, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Brian Elder (D) on June 7, 2018
To authorize the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to promulgate rules for implementing the 10 pages of statutory prescriptions the bill would add to state law.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 7, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Michael Webber (R) on June 7, 2018
To prohibit issuing a large carnivore breeding license unless the local police department gives permission.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 7, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Michael Webber (R) on June 7, 2018
To specify details of a computer tracking chip the bill would require be inserted under the skin of large carnivores.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 7, 2018
Amendment offered in the House on June 12, 2018
To revise the distribution of revenue from the fees the bill would impose on breeders.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2018
Received in the Senate on June 12, 2018
Referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on June 12, 2018
Reported in the Senate on December 12, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the House on December 20, 2018
Passed 60 to 48 in the House on December 20, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 28, 2018

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