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2011 Senate Bill 207: Let children hunt in “mentored youth hunting program”

Public Act 109 of 2011

Introduced by Sen. Joe Hune (R) on March 1, 2011
To allow a child less than age 10 to hunt if accompanied by an individual qualified under a new government “mentored youth hunting program” the bill would establish. A “mentor” would have to be at least age 21 and have previous hunting experiencehave or have taken a government-approved “hunter safety” class. The bill would also eliminate the minimum hunting age, and establish modest hunting license fees for children less than age 10.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Committee on March 1, 2011
Reported in the Senate on March 15, 2011
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on March 22, 2011
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 Senate on March 22, 2011
Passed 30 to 6 in the Senate on April 27, 2011.
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To allow a child less than age 10 to hunt if accompanied by an individual qualified under a new government “mentored youth hunting program” the bill would establish. A “mentor” would have to be at least age 21 and have previous hunting experiencehave or have taken a government-approved “hunter safety” class. The bill would also eliminate the minimum hunting age, and establish modest hunting license fees for children less than age 10.
Received in the House on April 27, 2011
Referred to the House Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee on April 27, 2011
Reported in the House on May 3, 2011
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 23, 2011
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 23, 2011
Received in the Senate on June 29, 2011
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on June 29, 2011
The vote by which the House substitute was concurred in.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 29, 2011
Received in the Senate on June 29, 2011
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 20, 2011

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