HOUSE BILL No. 4361

 

 

March 13, 2019, Introduced by Reps. Sheppard and LaGrand and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation.

 

     A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled

 

"Natural resources and environmental protection act,"

 

by amending section 43532 (MCL 324.43532), as amended by 2016 PA

 

463.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 43532. (1) An all-species fishing license entitles the

 

licensee to take and possess all aquatic species as prescribed by

 

law.

 

     (2) An Except as otherwise provided in subsection (3), an

 

individual 17 years of age or older shall not take or possess an

 

aquatic species, except aquatic insects, in the waters over which

 

this state has jurisdiction without a license. The fee for a

 

resident all-species fishing license is $25.00. The fee for a

 


nonresident all-species fishing license is $75.00.

 

     (3) An individual who resides on a qualified private lake is

 

not required to obtain an all-species fishing license while fishing

 

on that qualified private lake. An individual shall possess his or

 

her driver license, state personal identification card, or other

 

proof that he or she resides on the qualified private lake while

 

fishing under this subsection.

 

     (4) (3) Not later than March 1, 2018, the The department shall

 

develop an electronic license that allows an individual to display

 

an electronic copy of his or her all-species fishing license using

 

an electronic device.

 

     (5) As used in this section, "qualified private lake" means a

 

lake that meets both of the following:

 

     (a) There is no public access to that lake.

 

     (b) Individuals who reside on the lake pay a fee to an

 

association or group that uses that fee, or a portion of that fee,

 

to stock fish in the lake.