Introduced by Rep. Jack O'Malley (R) on May 7, 2019 To revise and update many details, definitions and procedures in the comprehensive regulatory regime that governs commercial fishing in Michigan. Among other things the three-bill package comprised of House Bills 4567 to 4569 would impose new restrictions on catches and require commercial fisherman who anchor nets in place to disclose their GPS coordinates to state authorities. The bills would also increase license fees and penalties for rule violations, impose new fish catch reporting requirements, and much more. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee on May 7, 2019
Reported in the House on October 8, 2019 Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on October 8, 2019
Reported in the House on February 4, 2020 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-5) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Sara Cambensy (D) on February 6, 2020 To exclude lake trout taken from Lake Superior from an exception that allows commercial fishers to sell some game fish in some circumstances.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. John Cherry (D) on February 6, 2020 To revise provisions allowing commercial fishers to sell some lake perch, or receive compensation if they do not.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Substitute offered by Rep. Beau LaFave (R) on February 6, 2020 To adopt a substitute version of the bill that is less restrictive of commercial fishing.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020