HOUSE BILL No. 5029

 

August 13, 2003, Introduced by Rep. Tabor and referred to the Committee on Conservation and Outdoor Recreation.

        

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                 A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled                                             

                                                                                

    “Natural resources and environmental protection act,”                       

                                                                                

    by amending section 40103 (MCL 324.40103), as amended by 2000 PA            

                                                                                

    191; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.                                  

                                                                                

                THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:                      

                                                                                

1       Sec. 40103.  (1) “Game” means any of the following animals                  

                                                                                

2   but does not include privately owned cervidae species located on            

                                                                                

3   a registered cervidae livestock facility as that term is defined            

                                                                                

4   in the privately owned cervidae producers marketing act:                    

                                                                                

5       (a) Badger.                                                                 

                                                                                

6       (b) Bear.                                                                   

                                                                                

7       (c) Beaver.                                                                 

                                                                                

8       (d) Bobcat.                                                                 

                                                                                

9       (e) Brant.                                                                  

                                                                                

10      (f) Coot.                                                                   

                                                                                


1       (g) Coyote.                                                                 

                                                                                

2       (h) Crow.                                                                   

                                                                                

3       (i) Deer.                                                                   

                                                                                

4       (j) Duck.                                                                   

                                                                                

5       (k) Elk.                                                                    

                                                                                

6                                                                                (l) Fisher.                                                                         

                                                                                

7       (m) Florida gallinule.                                                      

                                                                                

8       (n) Fox.                                                                    

                                                                                

9       (o) Geese.                                                                  

                                                                                

10      (p) Hare.                                                                   

                                                                                

11      (q) Hungarian partridge.                                                    

                                                                                

12      (r) Marten.                                                                 

                                                                                

13      (s) Mink.                                                                   

                                                                                

14      (t) Moose.                                                                  

                                                                                

15      (u) Mourning dove.                                                          

                                                                                

16      (v)  (u)  Muskrat.                                                          

                                                                                

17      (w)  (v)  Opossum.                                                          

                                                                                

18      (x)  (w)  Otter.                                                            

                                                                                

19      (y)  (x)  Pheasant.                                                         

                                                                                

20      (z)  (y)  Quail.                                                            

                                                                                

21      (aa)  (z)  Rabbit.                                                          

                                                                                

22      (bb)  (aa)  Raccoon.                                                        

                                                                                

23      (cc)  (bb)  Ruffed grouse.                                                  

                                                                                

24      (dd)  (cc)  Sharptailed grouse.                                             

                                                                                

25      (ee)  (dd)  Skunk.                                                          

                                                                                

26      (ff)  (ee)  Snipe.                                                          

                                                                                

27      (gg)  (ff)  Sora rail.                                                      

                                                                                


1       (hh)  (gg)  Squirrel.                                                       

                                                                                

2       (ii)  (hh)  Weasel.                                                         

                                                                                

3       (jj)  (ii)  Wild turkey.                                                    

                                                                                

4       (kk)  (jj)  Woodchuck.                                                      

                                                                                

5       (ll)  (kk)  Woodcock.                                                        

                                                                                

6       (mm)  (ll)  Virginia rail.                                                   

                                                                                

7       (2) “Interim order of the department” means an order of the                 

                                                                                

8   department issued under section 40108.                                      

                                                                                

9       (3) “Kind” means an animal's sex, age, or physical                          

                                                                                

10  characteristics.                                                            

                                                                                

11      (4) “Normal agricultural practices” means generally accepted                

                                                                                

12  agricultural and management practices as defined by the                     

                                                                                

13  commission of agriculture.                                                  

                                                                                

14      (5) “Open season” means the dates during which game may be                  

                                                                                

15  legally taken.                                                              

                                                                                

16      (6) “Parts” means any or all portions of an animal, including               

                                                                                

17  the skin, plumage, hide, fur, entire body, or egg of an animal.             

                                                                                

18      (7) “Protected” or “protected animal” means an animal or kind               

                                                                                

19  of animal that is designated by the department as an animal that            

                                                                                

20  shall not be taken.                                                         

                                                                                

21      (8) “Residence” means a permanent building serving as a                     

                                                                                

22  temporary or permanent home.  Residence may include a cottage,              

                                                                                

23  cabin, or mobile home, but does not include a structure designed            

                                                                                

24  primarily for taking game, a tree blind, a tent, a recreational             

                                                                                

25  or other vehicle, or a camper.                                              

                                                                                

26      Enacting section 1.  Section 40110 of the natural resources                 

                                                                                

27  and environmental protection act, 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.40110, is            

                                                                                


1   repealed.