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Senate Bill 685 (Substitute S-1 as reported) (as passed by the Senate)
Sponsor: Senator John Proos
Committee: Outdoor Recreation and Tourism

The bill would amend Part 401 (Wildlife Conservation) of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act to allow a person holding a deer damage shooting permit to authorize up to 15 people to implement the permit, unless the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) authorized otherwise.
Part 401 allows the DNR to issue permits authorizing the taking of animals for a number of purposes, including the prevention or control of damage and nuisance.

(Under the DNR's Wildlife Conservation Order, the Department may issue deer damage shooting permits statewide to owners of specific land with significant documented agricultural or horticultural crop damage. The Order provides that it is unlawful to designate more than three authorized shooters to implement the provisions of the permit, unless additional shooters are approved by the wildlife management unit supervisor and district law enforcement supervisor.)

MCL 324.40114 Legislative Analyst: Julie Cassidy

The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.

Date Completed: 11-16-11 Fiscal Analyst: Josh Sefton

Analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent. sb685/1112