HB 5192 by Representative Scott Hummel (R-93) which drops the hunting age from 14 and 12 to 12 and 10 for big game and small game respectively has passed the Senate and is now in the House awaiting concurrence. The companion bill, SB 1105 by Senator Michelle McManus (R-35), passed the House Natural Resources Committee yesterday and now moves to the House.
The House “Castle Doctrine” package comprised of four bills - HB 5142 by Representative Tom Casperson (R-108), HB 5143 by Representative Rick Jones (R-71), HB 5153 by Representative Leslie Mortimer (R-65), and HB 5548 by Representative Tim Moore (R-97) - is awaiting concurrence by the House.
The two Senate “Castle Doctrine” bills, SB 1046 by Senator Alan Cropsey (R-33) and SB 1185, by Senator Ron Jelinek (R-21) are on second reading in the House. All the bills listed above are expected to be up for a vote in the House this coming week.
Please call your State Representative and ask him or her to support HB 5192, SB 1105 and the House and Senate “Castle Doctrine” packages. The general phone number for the House of Representatives is (517) 373-0135.