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2019 House Bill 4568: Revise commercial fishing law
Introduced by Rep. Pauline Wendzel (R) on May 7, 2019
To revise and update many details, definitions and procedures in the comprehensive regulatory regime that governs commercial fishing in Michigan. Among other things the three-bill package comprised of House Bills 4567 to 4569 would impose new restrictions on catches and require commercial fisherman who anchor nets in place to disclose their GPS coordinates to state authorities. The bills would also increase license fees and penalties for rule violations, impose new fish catch reporting requirements, and much more.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee on May 7, 2019
Reported in the House on October 8, 2019
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on October 8, 2019
Reported in the House on February 4, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-5) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Beau LaFave (R) on February 6, 2020
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Received in the Senate on February 11, 2020
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources Committee on February 11, 2020