2017 House Bill 5180

House Roll Call 167: Passed

To potentially permit the use of pneumatic air bows to hunt game during any open season in which a firearm may be used, and also potentially permit disabled hunters to use air bows during bow season. Specifically, the bill allows but does not require the Natural Resources Commission and the Department of Natural Resources to authorize this. These devices are like crossbows but use compressed air to drive an arrow.

59 Yeas / 47 Nays
Republican (58 Yeas / 4 Nays)
Democrat (1 Yea / 43 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (3)