State Rep. Graham Filler this week voted to eliminate a requirement recently put in place by the unelected Natural Resources Commission (NRC) that, if allowed to stand, could result in criminal penalties for deer hunters who fail to comply.
The NRC mandate taking effect this year requires all hunters to report detailed information to the Department of Natural Resources within 72 hours of harvesting a deer in Michigan. Anyone who does not complete the online report can be charged with a misdemeanor. House Bill 6354, approved by the House on Wednesday, would prohibit the NRC from requiring hunters to report harvested deer.
“No one should face the possibility of jail time because they don’t have internet access at deer camp and can’t comply with the new requirements made up by overreaching unelected bureaucrats,” said Filler, of Clinton County. “I’d like to put a stop to this before hunting season begins.”
House Bill 6354 now advances to the Michigan Senate for further consideration.
State Graham Filler continues to stand up for law-abiding gun owners and hunters who will face new, unnecessary hurdles if a plan being rushed through the Legislature becomes law in Michigan.
State Rep. Graham Filler today celebrated advancing legislation that cuts taxes for retirees and working families across Michigan while also allowing the automatic income tax cut to kick in and put more in the pockets of every single Michigander.
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