HB 5192, by Representative Scott Hummel (R-93), drops the hunting age from 14 and 12 for big game and 12 to 10 for small game. The bill passed the House by a vote of 89-12 and now moves on to the desk of Governor Jennifer Granholm (D). The companion bill, SB 1105 by Senator Michelle McManus (R-35), is also headed to the Governor’s desk after passing in the Senate by a vote of 28-9.
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 the House and Senate “Castle Doctrine” packages.
The general phone number for the House of Representatives is (517) 373-0135.