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2021 House Bill 4088: Prescribe rules for animal feeding
Introduced by Rep. Ken Borton R-Gaylord on February 2, 2021
To establish that deer feeding from backyard bird feeders does not constitute "deer baiting" or feeding, which are currently prohibited due to disease transmission concerns. The bill would explicitly permit placing up to two gallons of bird seed in a feeder within 300 feet of a residence.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee on February 2, 2021
Reported in the House on May 6, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. William Sowerby D-Clinton Township on May 19, 2021
To require the feeders used to exclude wild, free-ranging white-tailed deer and elk from gaining access.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 19, 2021
Received in the Senate on May 25, 2021
Referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on May 25, 2021
Reported in the Senate on May 27, 2021
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on October 7, 2021