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2018 House Bill 5866: Revise fishing regulations to permit selling "non-game" species

Public Act 529 of 2018

Introduced by Rep. Joseph Bellino, Jr. (R) on April 24, 2018
To change the rules on the sale of "non-game" fish (generally bottom-feeders like carp) that are removed from Michigan waters under a special permit so as to facilitate such removals. It would also revise the rules on how many hooks can be attached to a single line for the taking of smelt, alewife, or other bait fish.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on April 24, 2018
Reported in the House on June 6, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Joseph Bellino, Jr. (R) on September 5, 2018
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 5, 2018
Passed 95 to 11 in the House on September 5, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To change the rules on the sale of "non-game" fish (generally bottom-feeders like carp) that are removed from Michigan waters under a special permit so as to facilitate such removals. It would also allow fish taken in fishing tournaments to be donated to charitable organizations. It would also revise the rules on how many hooks can be attached to a single line for the taking of smelt, alewife, or other bait fish.
Received in the Senate on September 26, 2018
Referred to the Senate Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Committee on September 26, 2018
Reported in the Senate on December 6, 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 95 to 12 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 27, 2018

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