2013 House Bill 4283

Revise allowable deer hunting guns south of “rifle line”

Introduced in the House

Feb. 19, 2013

Introduced by Rep. Matt Lori (R-59)

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, which carry for extremely long distances).

Referred to the Committee on Tourism

May 9, 2013

Reported without amendment

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

May 16, 2013

Passed in the House 106 to 0 (details)

Received in the Senate

May 21, 2013

Referred to the Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism

Nov. 12, 2013

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.