HB-5292, As Passed Senate, September 13, 2012
SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR
HOUSE BILL NO. 5292
A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled
"Natural resources and environmental protection act,"
by amending section 43537 (MCL 324.43537), as amended by 2007 PA
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 43537. (1) A resident who is declared legally blind is
eligible to purchase a senior restricted or senior all-species
The department may demand proof of blindness. The licensee,
when fishing, shall possess proof of blindness and shall furnish
the proof upon the request of a peace officer.
A disabled veteran is eligible to
purchase any senior hunting
license described in section 43535 or any senior fishing license
described in section 43536, or both.obtain any resident
license under this part for which a lottery is not required free of
As a pilot project for 2007, there shall be a disabled veterans
firearm deer season in at least 3 areas of this state, including
Marquette county and deer management units 053 and 064. The
disabled veterans firearm deer season shall correspond with the youth
firearm deer hunting days, if any, established by order of the
commission. A disabled veteran may take 1 deer during the disabled
veterans firearm deer season. A disabled veteran taking deer
during this season shall possess a current firearm deer license,
combination deer license, or antlerless deer license or a deer
management assistance permit authorizing the disabled veteran to
take a deer with a firearm and issued for the area or land upon which
the veteran is hunting. The same kind of deer may be taken during
the disabled veterans firearm deer season as during the regular
November firearm deer season. This subsection does not limit
the authority of the commission under section 40113a to establish
a special hunting season in any area of this state for veterans
with disabilities or other classes of individuals.
The department may demand proof of
(1), (2), or
(3). (4). The licensee, when hunting
, as applicable or hunting, shall possess
of his or her eligibility under subsection (1), (2), or
(4), as applicable, and shall furnish the proof upon the request of
a peace officer.
The department shall process
licenses issued under
(2) this section in the same manner as licenses issued
to senior citizens for purposes of receiving appropriations from
the legislature under section 43546.
As used in this section,
"disabled veteran" means
either of the following:
(a) A resident who has been determined by the United States
department of veterans affairs to be permanently and totally
disabled as a result of military service and entitled to veterans'
benefits at the 100% rate, for a disability other than blindness.
(b) A resident rated by the United States department of
veterans affairs as individually unemployable.
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect March 1,