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Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated. Chapter 324. Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act. Article III. Natural Resources Management. Chapter 2. Management of Renewable Resources. Subchapter 2. Hunting and Fishing Licenses. Part 435. Hunting and Fishing Licensing

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Citation: M.C.L.A. 324.43532 - 43561

Citation: MI ST 324.43532 - 43561


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 01/2014

Summary:   These sections describe the required licenses for each type of game animal or aquatic species.


Statute in Full:

324.43532. Restricted fishing licenses, fees, privileges; all-species fishing licenses, fees, privileges; exchange of restricted fishing licenses for all-species fishing licenses

324.43532a. Base license; additional fee; use of fees

324.43533. 24-hour or 72-hour licenses; fees

324.43534. Free fishing day or days; designation

324.43535. Senior licenses, fees

324.43536. Senior restricted and all-species fishing licenses, fees

324.43536a. Members of military; fee; duration

324.43537. Legally blind persons, eligibility to purchase senior restricted or senior all-species fishing licenses; proof of eligibility; disabled veterans, eligibility to purchase senior hunting and fishing licenses; disabled veterans firearm deer season pilot project; proof of eligibility; processing of licenses issued; “disabled veteran” defined

324.43538. Fishing by persons licensed in adjacent state

324.43539. Report of game animals and birds, fur-bearing animals and fish taken

324.43540. Application for license by mail, on-line computer service, or telephone; fees

324.43540a. Sportsmen against hunger program; implementation

324.43540c. Donations to sportsmen against hunger program by licensees; collection; application; sportsmen against hunger fund created; deposits; fund defined

324.43540d. Hunting moose; advisory council

324.43540e. Wolf management advisory council; members; annual meeting; quorum; open meetings; freedom of information; compensation; annual report

324.43541. Persons authorized to issue sportcards, licenses, duplicate licenses, applications, or permits, retention of fees; transaction fees

324.43542. Period of validity of license or permit; fee for multiyear license or permit; report to legislature regarding collection and allocation of fees

324.43543. Instruction in safe handling of firearms; instructors; certificates

324.43544. Lost of destroyed license, sportcard, or kill tag; duplicates; fees

324.43545. Assessment or collection of license or permit fees by department

324.43546. Determination of amount; appropriation

324.43547. Preparation, contents of sportcards and licenses; purchase or rental of necessary equipment; issuance of conservation law enforcement stamps

324.43548. Persons authorized to issue limited fishing licenses, sportcards, or permits

324.43549. Violation; forfeiture and penalty

324.43550. Format of license

324.43551. Restricting of issuance of certain licenses

324.43552. Quota on issuance of license

324.43553. Disposition of moneys received from sale of licenses; annual report

324.43554. Deer habitat management program

324.43555. Wildlife resource protection fund

324.43556. Hunter access leases

324.43557. Sale of license application lists, information, or publications

324.43558. Misdemeanor; prohibited acts; punishment; application by person previously convicted of violation of game and fish law

324.43559. Court order of revocation of licenses of person convicted of violation of part

324.43560. Punishment for violation of part where penalty is not provided for in part

324.43561. Promulgation of rules

 

324.43532 Restricted fishing licenses, fees, privileges; all-species fishing licenses, fees, privileges; exchange of restricted fishing licenses for all-species fishing licenses.

Sec. 43532. (1) 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 restricted fishing license is $15.00. The fee for a nonresident restricted fishing license is $34.00.

(2) A restricted fishing license entitles the licensee to take and possess aquatic species as prescribed by law, other than trout, salmon, lake sturgeon, lake herring, amphibians, reptiles, or crustaceans.

(3) An individual under 17 years of age may take aquatic species in the waters over which this state has jurisdiction without a license. However, an individual under 17 years of age may obtain an all-species fishing license. The fee for a resident or nonresident who is under 17 years of age for an all-species fishing license is $2.00. The department shall not sell or vendor the list of licensees under this subsection.

(4) The fee for a resident all-species fishing license is $28.00. The fee for a nonresident all-species fishing license is $42.00.

(5) An all-species fishing license entitles the licensee to take and possess all aquatic species as prescribed by law.

(6) An individual to whom a valid restricted fishing license has been issued may return the restricted license to the department or its authorized agent and receive an all-species fishing license by paying a fee equal to the difference in cost between the all-species fishing license and the restricted fishing license for which that individual is eligible.

(7) Beginning March 1, 2014, 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. Beginning March 1, 2014, the restricted fishing license, license for an individual under 17 years of age, and all-species upgrades under subsections (1), (3), and (6) are no longer available.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43532, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2002, No. 108, Imd. Eff. March 27, 2002; P.A.2010, No. 29, Imd. Eff. March 26, 2010; P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

324.43532a. Base license; additional fee; use of fees

<Section effective until March 27, 2014. See, also, section effective March 27, 2014.>

Sec. 43532a. Beginning March 1, 2014, the department shall charge an additional $1.00 per base license under sections 43523a(3) and 43535(2),[FN1] combination hunt and fish license under section 43523b,[FN2] and all-species fishing license under sections 43532(7) and 43536(2).[FN3] The department shall use money generated under this section for marketing, education, and outreach activities.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43532a, added by P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

Footnotes

[FN1] M.C.L.A. §§ 324.43523a and 324.43535.

[FN2] M.C.L.A. § 324.43523b.

[FN3] M.C.L.A. §§ 324.43532 and 324.43536.

<Section effective March 27, 2014. See, also, section effective until March 27, 2014.>

324.43532a. Additional charges; disposition of money

Sec. 43532a. Beginning March 1, 2014, the department shall charge an additional $1.00 per base license under sections 43523a(3) and 43535(2),[FN1] combination hunt and fish license under section 43523b,[FN2] and all-species fishing license under sections 43532(7) and 43536(2).[FN3] The department shall deposit money generated under this section in the Michigan wildlife management public education subaccount created in section 43532b.[FN4]

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43532a, added by P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013. Amended by P.A.2013, No. 246, Eff. March 27, 2014.

Footnotes
[FN1] M.C.L.A. §§ 324.43523a and 324.43535.

[FN2] M.C.L.A. § 324.43523b.

[FN3] M.C.L.A. §§ 324.43532 and 324.43536..

[FN4] M.C.L.A. § 324.43532b.

324.43533 24-hour or 72-hour licenses; fees.

Sec. 43533. (1) A resident or nonresident may purchase a 24-hour or 72-hour fishing license entitling that individual to take, for a designated 24-hour or 72-hour period, respectively, and possess all aquatic species as prescribed by law. Except as provided in this section, the fee for a 24-hour fishing license is $7.00 per designated consecutive 24-hour period. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the fee for a 24-hour fishing license for a senior citizen is $3.00.

(2) The fee for a 72-hour fishing license, to be issued beginning in 2010, is as follows:

(a) Except for a senior citizen, $21.00.

(b) For a senior citizen, $9.00.

(3) Beginning March 1, 2014, a resident or nonresident may purchase a 24-hour fishing license entitling that individual to take, for a designated 24-hour period, and possess all aquatic species as prescribed by law. The fee for a 24-hour fishing license is $10.00 per designated consecutive 24-hour period.

(4) Beginning March 1, 2014, a resident or nonresident may purchase a 72-hour fishing license entitling that person to take, for a designated 72-hour period, and possess all aquatic species as prescribed by law. The fee for a 72-hour fishing license is $30.00 per designated consecutive 72-hour period.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43533, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 356, § 1, Imd. Eff. July 1, 1996; P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2010, No. 29, Imd. Eff. March 26, 2010; P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

324.43534 Free fishing days.

Sec. 43534.

(1) The department shall designate a Saturday and the following Sunday during January or February of each year as free winter fishing days. In addition, the department may designate 1 other day or 2 other consecutive days each year as free fishing days.

(2) During free fishing days, a resident or nonresident may fish for all species of fish in waters of this state designated by the department without purchasing a license or permit.

(3) A person who fishes during a free fishing day pursuant to subsection (1) has the same privileges and is subject to the same rules and regulations as the holder of a limited fishing license issued pursuant to section 43533.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995 ;--Am. 1999, Act 233, Imd. Eff. Dec. 28, 1999.

 

324.43535 Senior license; fee; rights and privileges.

Sec. 43535. (1) Until March 1, 2014, a resident of this state who is 65 years of age or older may obtain a senior small game license, a senior firearm deer license, a senior bow and arrow deer license, a senior bear hunting license, a senior wild turkey hunting license, or a senior fur harvester's license. The fee for each senior license shall be discounted 60% from the fee for the resident license.

(2) Beginning March 1, 2014, a resident of this state who is 65 years of age or older may obtain a senior base license, a senior deer license, a senior wild turkey hunting license, or a senior fur harvester's license. The fee for each senior license shall be discounted 60% from the fee for the resident license.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43535, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

 

324.43536 Senior restricted fishing license; fee; senior all-species fishing license.

Sec. 43536. (1) Until March 1, 2014, a resident of this state who is 65 years of age or older may obtain a senior restricted fishing license. The fee for a senior restricted fishing license is discounted 60% from the fee for a resident restricted fishing license.

(2) A resident of this state who is 65 years of age or older may obtain a senior all-species fishing license. The fee for a senior all-species fishing license is discounted 60% from the fee for a resident all-species fishing license.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43536, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

 

324.43536a. Members of military; fee; duration

Sec. 43536a. (1) Beginning March 1, 2014, a member of the military may obtain any license under this part for which a lottery is not required at no cost upon presentation to a licensing agent of leave papers, duty papers, military orders, or other evidence acceptable to the department verifying that he or she is stationed outside of this state. The license is valid during the season in which that license would otherwise be valid.

(2) As used in this section, “member of the military” means either of the following:

(a) An individual described by section 43506(3)(d).[FN1]

(b) An individual who meets all of the following requirements:

(i) The individual is a reserve component soldier, sailor, airman, or marine or member of the Michigan national guard and is called to federal active duty.

(ii) At the time the individual was called to federal active duty, he or she was a resident of this state.

(iii) The individual has maintained his or her residence in this state for the purpose of obtaining a driver license or voter registration, or both.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43536a, added by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997. Amended by P.A.2003, No. 4, Imd. Eff. April 22, 2003; P.A.2004, No. 545, Imd. Eff. Jan. 3, 2005; P.A.2013, No. 21, Imd. Eff. May 8, 2013; P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

Footnotes

[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.43506.

 

324.43537 Legally blind persons, eligibility to purchase senior restricted or senior all-species fishing licenses; proof of eligibility; disabled veterans, eligibility to purchase senior hunting and fishing licenses; disabled veterans firearm deer season pilot project; proof of eligibility; processing of licenses issued; “disabled veteran” defined.

Sec. 43537. (1) Until March 1, 2014, a resident who is declared legally blind is eligible to purchase a senior restricted or senior all-species fishing license. Beginning March 1, 2014, a resident who is declared legally blind is eligible to purchase a senior all-species fishing license.

(2) A disabled veteran is eligible to obtain any resident license under this part for which a lottery is not required free of charge.

(3) The department may demand proof of eligibility under subsection (1), (2), or (4). The licensee, when taking aquatic species or hunting, shall possess proof 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.

(4) The department shall process licenses issued under this section in the same manner as licenses issued to senior citizens for purposes of receiving appropriations from the legislature under section 43546.1

(5) 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.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43537, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2007, No. 60, Imd. Eff. Sept. 18, 2007; P.A.2012, No. 339, Eff. March 1, 2013; P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

Footnotes

[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.43546.

 

324.43538 Fishing; reciprocity.

Sec. 43538.

The department may permit a person licensed under the fishing laws of an adjacent state to fish in the inland lakes and rivers or portions of rivers of this state that constitute a part of the border of this state, if the adjacent state grants similar privileges to a person licensed in this state.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995.


324.43539 Report by licensee.

Sec. 43539.

The department may require each licensed hunter, trapper, and angler to make a report to the department of the number, kinds, and location of game animals, game birds, fur-bearing animals, and fish taken during the respective open season by the licensee. The department shall establish the prescribed manner in which the requested information is reported.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995.

 

324.43540 License; application and issuance by mail, on-line computer service, or telephone; fees; delinquent payment.

Sec. 43540.

(1) An application for 1 or more licenses issued under this part may be made by mail, on-line computer service, or telephone to the department, or to a person designated by the department, who shall forward the license issued to the applicant to an address as directed by the applicant. An applicant shall satisfy all the requirements of this part for obtaining a license before a license is issued by mail or telephone. The department may charge a fee for an application made by mail, on-line computer service, or telephone in addition to the fee for the license or licenses. Total fees collected by the department under this subsection in any license year shall not exceed the additional cost of providing mail or telephone service in that year.

(2) If a check or draft of a required fee is not paid on its first presentation, the fee is delinquent as of the date the check or draft was tendered. The person tendering the check or draft remains liable for the payment of each fee and any penalty.

(3) The department may revoke a license, duplicate license, application, or permit if the department has determined that a fee prescribed in this part has not been paid and remains unpaid after reasonable notice or demand.

(4) If a fee is still delinquent 15 days after the department has given notice to a person who tendered the check or draft, the department shall assess and collect a $15.00 penalty in addition to the license and transaction fee.

(5) The director may refuse to issue additional licenses under this part to a person who is delinquent in payment of fees or penalties provided in subsection (4) at the time the application is submitted.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995 ;--Am. 1996, Act 585, Eff. Mar. 1, 1997.

 

324.43540a. Sportsmen against hunger program; implementation

Sec. 43540a. (1) Subject to subsection (4), by January 1, 2007, the department shall implement a program to distribute wild game to people in need. The program shall be known as the sportsmen against hunger program.

(2) Under the program, the department shall do all of the following:

(a) Collect donations of legally taken game that complies with all state and federal game laws, including any requirement that the parts of the game be intact.

(b) Contract for processing the donated game.

(c) Distribute the processed game to food banks, soup kitchens, and other charitable organizations that provide meals or food to people free of charge.

(d) Promote the program through the license distribution system and other means that will further the mission of the program.

(3) Under the program, the department may request financial donations to offset the cost of processing donated game. The financial donations are tax deductible.

(4) The department may contract for the administration of the program by a nonprofit organization that is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 501, if the department determines that it is more efficient to do so. Subject to section 43540c(9), [FN1] payments under the contract shall be adequate to cover the nonprofit organization's costs in administering the program. Before entering such a contract, the department shall issue a request for proposals. If the request for proposals does not yield a bid that meets the requirements of this section, both of the following apply:

(a) The department is not required to implement the sportsmen against hunger program.

(b) The department shall, within 30 days, submit a report to the standing committees of the senate and house of representatives with primary responsibility for hunting issues. The report, as applicable, shall explain that no bids were received or shall specify why each bid received was unacceptable. The report shall also indicate whether the department intends to implement the sportsmen against hunger program.

(5) To qualify to enter a contract under subsection (4), a nonprofit organization must have demonstrated a commitment to the goals of the program and have at least 5 years of experience in providing wild game or other food to people free of charge. The contract shall require that the contracting nonprofit organization do all of the following:

(a) Maintain a license under the charitable organizations and solicitations act, 1975 PA 169, MCL 400.271 to 400.294.

(b) Maintain adequate staff to perform the tasks outlined in the contract.

(c) Annually undergo an independent financial audit and provide the audit information and report to all of the following:

(i) The department.

(ii) The subcommittee of the senate appropriations committee and the subcommittee of the house of representatives appropriations committee with responsibility for the budget of the department.

(iii) The committees of the senate and house of representatives with primary responsibility for natural resources issues.

(6) As used in this section, "program" means the sportsmen against hunger program created under subsection (1).

CREDIT(S)

P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43540a, added by P.A.2005, No. 116, Imd. Eff. Sept. 22, 2005.

[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.43540c.

 

324.43540c. Donations to sportsmen against hunger program by licensees; collection; application; sportsmen against hunger fund created; deposits; fund defined

Sec. 43540c. (1) Subject to subsection (2), when a person applies for a license under this part, the department or the department's agent shall ask whether the person would like to donate $1.00 to the sportsmen against hunger program created by the department under section 43540a [FN1] and, if so, shall collect the donation with the license fee. A person designated by the department to issue licenses shall not receive a commission under section 43541 [FN2] for the donation.

(2) Subsection (1) applies to license applications made beginning January 1, 2006.

(3) A donation under subsection (1) is in addition to the license fee.

(4) The department shall transfer donations under subsection (1) to the state treasurer for deposit in the fund.

(5) The sportsmen against hunger fund is created within the state treasury.

(6) The state treasurer may receive money or other assets from any source for deposit into the fund. The state treasurer shall direct the investment of the fund. The state treasurer shall credit to the fund interest and earnings from fund investments.

(7) Money in the fund at the close of the fiscal year shall remain in the fund and shall not lapse to the general fund.

(8) Money from the fund shall be expended, upon appropriation, only by the department for 1 or more of the following purposes:

(a) The costs of administering the fund, including the costs of collecting donations to the fund.

(b) The administration of the sportsmen against hunger program created under section 43540a, including, if applicable, the costs of any contract with a nonprofit organization to administer the sportsmen against hunger program, as authorized under section 43540a(4).

(9) The department shall not incur costs described in subsection (8) in excess of the amount of revenue in the fund available to cover such costs.

(10) As used in this section, "fund" means the sportsmen against hunger fund created in subsection (5).

CREDIT(S)

P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43540c, added by P.A.2005, No. 117, Imd. Eff. Sept. 22, 2005.

[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.43540a.

[FN2] M.C.L.A. § 324.43541.

 

324.43540d. Hunting moose; advisory council- Repealed by P.A.2010, No. 366, eff. Dec. 22, 2011

Former Text

Sec. 43540d. (1) The moose hunting advisory council is created within the department.

(2) The council shall consist of the following 7 members:

(a) The director of the department, or his or her designee.

(b) One member representing an organization that promotes conservation in this state appointed by the director.

(c) Two members representing organizations that promote hunting or fishing in this state appointed by the director.

(d) One member appointed by the director from a list of 3 names provided by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(e) One member appointed by the director from a list of 3 names provided by the majority leader of the senate.

(f) One member selected by the Michigan intertribal council.

(3) The members appointed to the council shall be appointed within 60 days after the effective date of the amendatory act that added this section.

(4) The first meeting of the council shall be called by the director of the department within 60 days after the effective date of the amendatory act that added this section. At the first meeting, the council shall elect from among its members a chairperson and other officers as it considers necessary or appropriate. After the first meeting, the council shall meet at least quarterly, or more frequently at the call of the chairperson or if requested by a majority of the members.

(5) A majority of the members of the council constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at a meeting of the council. A majority of the members present and serving are required for official action of the council.

(6) The business that the council may perform shall be conducted at a public meeting of the council held in compliance with the open meetings act, 1976 PA 267, MCL 15.261 to 15.275.

(7) A writing prepared, owned, used, in the possession of, or retained by the council in the performance of an official function is subject to the freedom of information act, 1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 to 15.246.

(8) Members of the council shall serve without compensation. However, members of the council may be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties as members of the council.

(9) The council shall, within 12 months after the effective date of the amendatory act that added this section, submit to the department, commission, and the legislature a report that makes recommendations on whether the moose hunting season established pursuant to section 40110a [FN1] should be expanded in this state. The report shall take into account the effect an expanded moose hunting season would have on the moose population in this state and the potential economic benefits of such a season. If the council recommends an expanded moose hunting season, the report shall also contain a recommended season length and the number of moose to be taken.

(10) This section is repealed effective 12 months after the effective date of the amendatory act that added this section.

CREDIT(S)

P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43540d, added by P.A.2010, No. 366, Imd. Eff. Dec. 22, 2010.

[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.40110a.

REPEAL

<This section is repealed effective twelve months after December 22, 2011 pursuant to its terms.>

324.43540e. Wolf management advisory council; members; annual meeting; quorum; open meetings; freedom of information; compensation; annual report

Sec. 43540e. (1) The wolf management advisory council is created within the department.

(2) The council shall consist of at least the following members:

(a) The director of the department or his or her designee.

(b) One member representing an organization that promotes conservation in this state appointed by the director or his or her designee.

(c) One member representing organizations that promote hunting or fishing in this state appointed by the director or his or her designee.

(d) One member representing a tribal government appointed by the director or his or her designee.

(e) One member representing agricultural interests appointed by the director or his or her designee.

(f) One member representing an animal advocacy organization appointed by the director or his or her designee.

(3) The council shall meet at least annually.

(4) A majority of the members of the council constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at a meeting of the council. A majority of the members present and serving are required for official action of the council.

(5) The business that the council may perform shall be conducted at a public meeting of the council held in compliance with the open meetings act, 1976 PA 267, MCL 15.261 to 15.275.

(6) A writing prepared, owned, used, in the possession of, or retained by the council in the performance of an official function is subject to the freedom of information act, 1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 to 15.246.

(7) Members of the council shall serve without compensation. However, members of the council may be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties as members of the council.

(8) The council shall annually submit to the commission and to the legislature a report that makes nonbinding recommendations as to the proper management of wolves in this state.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43540e, added by P.A.2012, No. 520, Imd. Eff. Dec. 28, 2012.

324.43541 Retaining percentage of fees for sportcard, license, duplicate license, application, or permit; additional charges.

ec. 43541. (1) A person authorized by the department to issue licenses on March 15, 1993, may retain 7.5% of the fees for each sportcard, license, duplicate license, application, or permit that the person sells. A person authorized by the department after March 15, 1993 to issue licenses may retain 5% of the fees for each sportcard, license, duplicate license, application, or permit that the person sells. The department shall consider any additional location established after March 15, 1993 at which licenses are sold as a new authorized agent for purposes of determining the percentage of fees that may be retained for sales at the new location by that authorized agent. Beginning March 1, 2014, any person authorized by the department to issue licenses may retain 7.5% of the fees for each sportcard, license, duplicate license, application, or permit that the person sells.

(2) In addition to the fees authorized under subsection (1), the department may also authorize a person who is authorized to issue licenses to charge and retain a 50-cent transaction fee for collecting migratory bird survey responses.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43541, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

 

324.43542. Period of validity of license or permit; fee for multiyear license or permit; report to legislature regarding collection and allocation of fees

Sec. 43542. (1) All licenses issued under this part are valid from March 1 through March 31 of the following yearor as otherwise provided by order of the commission. The department shall designate the period of validity on the license or permit.

(2) The fee for a multiyear license, permit, or application shall be the annual fee for that license, permit, or application multiplied by the number of years designated by order of the commission.

(3) At least 6 months prior to the commission issuing an order under subsection (1), the department shall report to the legislature how the department will ensure that the money collected for any multiyear licenses or permits is accounted for and allocated to the appropriate fiscal year.

CREDIT(S)

P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43542, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.2009, No. 34, Imd. Eff. June 4, 2009.

 

324.43543 Course of instruction in safe handling of firearms; instructors; registration; certificate of competency.

Sec. 43543.

The department shall provide for a course of instruction in the safe handling of firearms and shall designate persons, without compensation, to serve as instructors and to award certificates. A person desiring to take the course of instruction shall register with an instructor certified by the department. Upon successful completion of the course, the person shall be issued a certificate of competency.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995.

 

324.43544 License, sportcard, or kill tag; loss or destruction; duplicate; certification of loss form; fees.

Sec. 43544. (1) If a license or sportcard issued pursuant to this part or a kill tag is lost or destroyed, a licensee may procure a duplicate from the department. To obtain a duplicate license, sportcard, or kill tag, the licensee shall file a certification of loss form with the department and shall pay the duplicate fee as provided in subsection (2) for each duplicate requested.

(2) If the licensee meets the requirements of subsection (1) and all other requirements of this part for procuring a license or sportcard, or, if required by this part, a kill tag, the department shall verify the purchase of the original and issue to the licensee the duplicates requested and collect the following applicable duplicate fees:

(a) Until March 1, 2014, and except as provided in subdivision (c), $3.00 for each license included in a certification of loss.

(b) Beginning March 1, 2014, the amount the individual would pay for each license included in a certification of loss.

(c) For a duplicate of a kill tag, the fee shall equal the amount that the individual would pay for a license to which the kill tag applies without regard to marketing discounts or multilicense discounts.

(d) For a duplicate of a sportcard, $1.00.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43544, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

324.43545. Assessment or collection of license or permit fees by department

Sec. 43545. Beginning March 1, 2019, the department shall not assess or collect any license or permit fees authorized in this part.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43545, added by P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

 

324.43546. Determination of amount; appropriation

Sec. 43546. (1) Before June 1 of each year, the department shall determine the total number of senior hunting and fishing licenses issued and the total fees collected the preceding license year. The department shall determine the total fees that would have been collected if those senior citizens had been required to purchase full-price resident hunting and fishing licenses during the preceding license year. From this total, the department shall subtract the fees collected from the sale of senior hunting and fishing licenses during the preceding license year. The difference is the amount that would otherwise be collected.

(2) The legislature shall annually appropriate from the general fund a sum equal to the fees that would otherwise be collected as determined pursuant to subsection (1). The sum appropriated shall be credited to the game and fish protection account.

CREDIT(S)

P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43546, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2004, No. 587, Eff. Dec. 23, 2006.

 

324.43547 Preparation and issuance of sportcards and licenses; information; equipment; conservation law enforcement stamps.

Sec. 43547.

(1) The department shall prepare sportcards, if necessary, and licenses to comply with this part and may authorize persons to issue sportcards and licenses.

(2) A sportcard shall provide the following information as required by the department:

(a) The name of the applicant.

(b) The height and weight of the applicant.

(c) The address of the applicant.

(d) The birth date of the applicant.

(e) The applicant's social security number.

(f) Other information as required by the department.

(3) A license may include the following information:

(a) The date and time of issuance of the license.

(b) The identification code of the person issuing the license.

(c) The form of proof of eligibility to receive a license by the applicant as required.

(d) Other information as required by the department.

(e) The applicant's date of birth.

(4) Until March 1, 2014, the department may require persons authorized to issue licenses under this part to purchase or rent equipment necessary to issue licenses. The purchase or lease charge shall not exceed the actual cost incurred by the department in making the equipment available for purchase or lease. However, notwithstanding the equipment rental or purchase charges otherwise required under this section, if the department requires the use of designated computer equipment to issue licenses, the department shall supply each licensed agent who is entitled to retain 7.5% of the fees received and was authorized on March 15, 1993 to issue licenses with a computer system at no charge to the licensed agent for each location at which that licensed agent sells licenses. A person who is eligible to receive equipment without charge may be required to purchase a service and maintenance contract for that equipment. The cost of the contract shall not be more than $200.00 for the first year of the contract and thereafter the actual cost to the state of maintaining the computer system. Equipment that is supplied without charge to a licensed agent shall be returned to the department at such time as the person is no longer a licensed agent.

(5) Until March 1, 2014, a person who is authorized after March 15, 1993 to issue licenses shall pay the full annual rental or purchase fee for equipment required under subsection (4).

(6) Until March 1, 2014, a person who on March 15, 1993 is authorized to issue licenses who rents the equipment for the issuance of licenses required under subsection (4) shall pay rent or service and maintenance contract cost, as applicable for that equipment not to exceed 50% of the total of the annual amount the person is authorized to retain under section 43541,[FN1] or the rental charge otherwise determined by the department, whichever is less.

(7) The department may provide persons authorized to issue licenses under this part with conservation law enforcement stamps to enable the purchaser of the stamps to contribute to the wildlife resource protection fund created in section 43555.[FN2] Conservation law enforcement stamps may be issued by the department in the amounts of $2.00 and $5.00.

(8) Beginning March 1, 2014, the department may require persons authorized to issue licenses under this part to rent equipment necessary for the issuance of licenses. A person who is authorized to issue licenses for less than a full license year shall pay rent of $5.00 per week until the person has been authorized to issue licenses for a full license year. Once a person has been authorized to issue licenses for a full license year, a person shall pay rent of $5.00 per week or $2.50 per week if that person's annual license sales under this part are less than the 5-year average license sales as of the effective date of the amendatory act that added this subsection for persons authorized to issue licenses under this part. The weekly rental fee shall be assessed and collected in a form and manner prescribed by the department. Rent shall not exceed 50% of the total of the annual amount the person is authorized to retain under section 43541.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43547, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

Footnotes

[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.43541.

[FN2] M.C.L.A. § 324.43555.

 

 

324.43548 Persons authorized to issue limited fishing licenses without equipment; bond; remittance of money; limitation on fee; fees held in trust.

Sec. 43548.

(1) The department may require a person authorized to issue limited fishing licenses without the equipment described in section 43547 to file a bond with the department. The type and amount of the bond shall be determined by the department.

(2) A person issuing a sportcard, license, or permit shall remit to the department money required to be charged for the sale of each license, duplicate license or sportcard, application, or permit by the method and at the frequency prescribed by the department.

(3) A person shall not charge a fee for a sportcard or a license in an amount that is more than the license and transaction fee printed on the sportcard or license by the department.

(4) All fees collected from the sale of sportcards, licenses, duplicate licenses or sportcards, applications, or permits, except for the fees and commissions provided in section 43541(1) and (2), are held in trust for the state.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995 ;--Am. 1996, Act 585, Eff. Mar. 1, 1997.

 

324.43549 Violation of § 324.43548; penalties.

Sec. 43549.

A person who violates section 43548, in addition to other penalties provided by law, forfeits the right to issue licenses and sportcards and forfeits the right to retain any percentage of the license or sportcard fees not received by the department within 48 hours after the date and time the license or sportcard fees should have been deposited as required by the department.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995 ;--Am. 1996, Act 585, Eff. Mar. 1, 1997.

 

324.43550 Format of license.

Sec. 43550.

The department shall select the format of the license.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995.

 

324.43551 Issuance of certain licenses; restriction.

Sec. 43551.

The department may restrict the issuance of certain licenses to issuance only by department offices or employees.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995.

 

324.43552 Quotas on licenses.

Sec. 43552.

The department may establish a quota on the number of each kind of license that may be issued.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995.

 

324.43553. Disposition of moneys received from sale of licenses; annual report

Sec. 43553. (1) The department shall transmit all money received from the sale of licenses to the state treasurer, together with a statement indicating the amount of money received and the source of the money.

(2) Except as provided in section 435551 and subsection (5), the state treasurer shall credit the money received from the sale of passbooks and licenses to the game and fish protection account.

(3) Except as provided in sections 43524, 43525, 43525b, and 435542 and subsection (4), money credited to the game and fish protection account shall be paid out by the state treasurer pursuant to the accounting laws of this state for the following purposes:

(a) Services rendered by the department, together with the expenses incurred in the enforcement and administration of the wildlife and fisheries laws of the state, including the necessary equipment and apparatus incident to the operation and enforcement of the wildlife and fisheries laws, and the protection, propagation, distribution, and control of wildlife and fish.

(b) The propagation and liberation of wildlife or fish and for their increase at the time, place, and manner as the department considers advisable.

(c) The purchase, lease, and management of lands, together with the necessary equipment for the purpose of propagating and rearing wildlife or fish, and for establishing and maintaining game refuges, wildlife sanctuaries, and public shooting and fishing grounds. Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, not more than 0.25% of the money credited to the game and fish protection account shall be used to purchase lands under this subdivision. However, if all of the money appropriated from the natural resources trust fund for eco-region acquisition carried over from previous fiscal years is spent, then the 0.25% limitation under this subdivision does not apply. Land shall not be purchased under this subdivision until that purchase is approved by the joint capital outlay subcommittee.

(d) Conducting investigations and compiling and publishing information relative to the propagation, protection, and conservation of wildlife.

(e) Delivering lectures, developing cooperation, and carrying on appropriate educational activities relating to the conservation of the wildlife of this state.

(4) The department may make direct grants to colleges and universities in this state, out of funds appropriated from the game and fish protection account, to conduct fish or wildlife research or both fish and wildlife research.

(5) The youth hunting and fishing education and outreach fund is created as a separate fund in the department of treasury. Until March 1, 2014, the state treasurer shall credit to the youth hunting and fishing education and outreach fund the money received from the sale of small game licenses and all-species fishing licenses under sections 43523 and 43532,3 respectively, to minor children. Beginning March 1, 2014, the state treasurer shall credit to the youth hunting and fishing education and outreach fund $1.00 received from the sale of each base license to minor children under section 43523a.4 Money in the youth hunting and fishing education and outreach fund at the close of the fiscal year shall remain in the fund and shall not lapse to the general fund.

(6) Money credited to the youth hunting and fishing education and outreach fund shall be paid out by the state treasurer pursuant to the accounting laws of this state for hunting and fishing education and outreach programs for minor children.

(7) The department and any other executive department of the state that receives money from the game and fish protection account or the youth hunting and fishing education and outreach fund shall submit an annual report to the legislature showing the amount of money received by the department or other executive department from the game and fish protection account or the youth hunting and fishing education and outreach fund and how that money was spent. An executive department required to submit a report as provided in this subsection shall send a copy of the report to the legislature and to the department.

(8) Not later than November 1, 2013, the department shall complete and post on its website a fisheries division strategic and tactical plan with measures and metrics.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43553, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2004, No. 587, Eff. Dec. 23, 2006; P.A.2006, No. 280, Imd. Eff. July 10, 2006; P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

Footnotes

[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.43555.

[FN2] M.C.L.A. §§ 324.43524, 324.43525, 324.43525b, and 324.43554.

[FN3] M.C.L.A. §§ 324.43523 and 324.43532.

[FN4] M.C.L.A. § 324.43523a.

 

 

324.43554 Deer habitat; improvement; maintenance; management.

Sec. 43554. One dollar and fifty cents of the license fee for each firearm deer, bow and arrow deer, and resident sportsperson's license shall be used for improving and maintaining a habitat for deer and for the acquisition of lands for an effective program of deer habitat management. Beginning March 1, 2014, $1.50 of the license fee for each deer and resident sportsperson's license shall be used for improving and maintaining a habitat for deer and for the acquisition of lands for an effective program of deer habitat management. Except as otherwise provided in this section, not more than 0.25% of the money under this section shall be used to acquire lands. However, if all of the money appropriated from the natural resources trust fund for eco-region acquisition carried over from previous fiscal years is spent, then the 0.25% limitation under this section does not apply. Land shall not be acquired under this section until that acquisition is approved by the joint capital outlay subcommittee.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43554, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

 

 

324.43555 Wildlife resource protection fund; creation; transmission and deposit of additional fee; money credited; expenditures; voluntary contribution; annual report.

Sec. 43555.

(1) Thirty-five cents from each license and stamp fee prescribed in this part, except for fees for licenses described in section 43553(5), shall be transmitted to the department for deposit in the wildlife resource protection fund created in this section.

(2) The wildlife resource protection fund is created as a separate fund within the state treasury. The state treasurer shall credit the money received from the department under this section to the wildlife resource protection fund. The money in the wildlife resource protection fund shall be expended by the department for the following purposes:

(a) Rewards for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of poachers and persons who obstruct or interfere in the lawful taking of animals or aquatic species in violation of section 40112 or 48702a, respectively. If a violation of section 40112 or 48702a involved killing a person engaged in lawfully taking an animal or aquatic species, the reward shall be $5,000.00. A person whose lawful taking of an animal or aquatic species is obstructed or interfered in is not eligible to receive a reward under this subdivision.

(b) Hiring conservation officers for the investigation of poaching and the investigation of tips regarding potential poaching.

(c) A promotional and educational campaign to inform the general public on 1 or more of the following:

(i) The harm and danger of poaching.

(ii) The reward for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of poachers and persons who obstruct or interfere in the lawful taking of animals or aquatic species in violation of section 40112 or 48702a, respectively.

(iii) Other antipoaching programs undertaken by the department.

(iv) How to identify and report persons who obstruct or interfere in the lawful taking of animals or aquatic species in violation of section 40112 or 48702a, respectively.

(3) At the time a person purchases a license or stamp under this part, he or she may make a voluntary contribution in any amount to the wildlife resource protection fund to be expended for the purposes provided in subsection (2). A person who wishes to make such a contribution may purchase 1 or more conservation law enforcement stamps from a person authorized to issue licenses and sportcards under this part.

(4) The department shall annually report to the legislature on the expenditures from the wildlife resource protection fund.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995 ;--Am. 1996, Act 585, Eff. Mar. 1, 1997 ;--Am. 1998, Act 472, Eff. Mar. 23, 1999.

 

324.43556. Hunter access leases

Sec. 43556. (1) The department may utilize the game and fish protection account for the purpose of acquiring and administering hunter access leases on private land.

(2) The department may determine and provide lease payments in amounts that are related to the benefits the leased land provides for public use if for a designated lease period a participating landowner agrees to allow public access to certain lands for the purpose of hunting. Department field personnel shall inspect the lands and determine their value to the program. Final approval of lease proposals shall be made by the department.

(3) Participating landowners have authority to control hunter access according to the terms of the lease agreement, including terms requiring a hunter to obtain verbal or written permission to hunt on the participating landowners' land.

(4) Pursuant to rules adopted under this section, participating landowners may cancel their lease agreement at any time prior to the expiration of the lease. Cancellation of the agreement prior to the expiration of the lease shall result in the forfeiture of all lease payments that have been received by the participating landowner for the year in which cancellation occurs.

(5) Participating landowners shall post, with signs provided by the department, the boundaries of land leased under this section.

(6) A cause of action shall not arise for injuries to persons hunting on lands leased under this section unless the injuries were caused by the gross negligence or willful and wanton misconduct of the owner, tenant, or lessee.

(7) The department may issue orders pursuant to part 401 governing the administration and operation of a hunting access program.

CREDIT(S)

P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43556, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2004, No. 587, Eff. Dec. 23, 2006.

 

324.43557. Sale of license application lists, information, or publications

Sec. 43557. The department may sell, or contract for the sale of, license application lists or information filed with the department pursuant to this part and related publications of the department. The department shall establish the price for the lists, information, and publications, and the proceeds of all sales pursuant to this section shall be credited to the game and fish protection account in the manner prescribed in section 43553. [FN1]

CREDIT(S)

P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43557, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.2004, No. 587, Eff. Dec. 23, 2006.

[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.43553.

 

324.43558 Prohibited conduct; misdemeanor; penalties; carrying firearm under influence of controlled substance or alcohol; effect of prior conviction; violation of subsection (1)(d) as misdemeanor.

Sec. 43558. (1) A person is guilty of a misdemeanor if the person does any of the following:

(a) Makes a false statement as to material facts for the purpose of obtaining a license or uses or attempts to use a license obtained by making a false statement.

(b) Affixes to a license a date or time other than the date or time issued.

(c) Issues a license without receiving and remitting the fee to the department.

(d) Without a license, takes or possesses a wild animal, wild bird, or aquatic species, except aquatic insects. This subdivision does not apply to a person less than 17 years of age who without a license takes or possesses aquatic species.

(e) Sells, loans, or permits in any manner another person to use the person's license or uses or attempts to use another person's license.

(f) Falsely makes, alters, forges, or counterfeits a sportcard or a hunting, fishing, or fur harvester's license or possesses an altered, forged, or counterfeited hunting, fishing, or fur harvester's license.

(g) Uses a tag furnished with a deer license, bear hunting license, elk hunting license, or wild turkey hunting license more than 1 time, or attaches or allows a tag to be attached to a deer, bear, elk, or turkey other than a deer, bear, elk, or turkey lawfully killed by the person.

(h) Except as provided by law, makes an application for, obtains, or purchases more than 1 license for a hunting, fishing, or trapping season, not including a limited fishing license, second deer license, antlerless deer license, or other license specifically authorized by law, or if the applicant's license has been lost or destroyed.

(i) Applies for, obtains, or purchases a license during a time that the person is ineligible to secure a license.

(j) Knowingly obtains, or attempts to obtain, a resident or a senior license if that person is not a resident of this state.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (5), a person who violates subsection (1) shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or a fine of not less than $25.00 or more than $250.00 and the costs of prosecution, or both. In addition, the person shall surrender any license and license tag that was wrongfully obtained.

(3) A person licensed to carry a firearm under this part is prohibited from doing so while under the influence of a controlled substance or alcohol or a combination of a controlled substance and alcohol. A person who violates this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment for 90 days, or a fine of $500.00, or both.

(4) An applicant for a license under this part who has previously been convicted of a violation of the game and fish laws of this state may be required to file an application with the department together with other information that the department considers expedient. The license may be issued by the department.

(5) A person who violates subsection (1)(d), upon a showing that the person was ineligible to secure a license under court order or other lawful authority, is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 180 days, or a fine of not less than $500.00 and not more than $2,500.00, or both, and the costs of prosecution.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43558, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

 

324.43559 Violation; revocation of license; suspension order; compliance; rescission.

Sec. 43559. (1) If a person is convicted of violating this part, or another law relative to hunting, fishing, or trapping that does not otherwise require the revocation of, or prohibit the securing of, 1 or more licenses, the court may order the revocation of 1 or more of the person's licenses and may by order provide that the person shall not secure 1 or more licenses for not less than the remainder of the year in which convicted and during the next succeeding year, or longer in the discretion of the court.

(2) The department shall comply with a suspension order issued as provided in the support and parenting time enforcement act, 1982 PA 295, MCL 552.601 to 552.650, within 7 days after receipt of the suspension order.

(3) An order rescinding a suspension order issued under the support and parenting time enforcement act, 1982 PA 295, MCL 552.601 to 552.650, is effective upon its entry by the court and purchase by the licensee of a replacement license.

(4) If a person is charged with, or convicted of, a violation of this part, or another law relative to hunting, fishing, or trapping, and the person fails to answer a citation or a notice to appear in court, or for any matter pending, or fails to comply with an order or judgment of the court, the court shall immediately give notice by first-class mail sent to the person's last known address that if the person fails to appear within 7 days after the notice is issued, or fails to comply with the order or judgment of the court within 14 days after the notice is issued, the department shall suspend the person's hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses. If the person fails to appear within the 7-day period, or fails to comply with the order or judgment of the court within the 14-day period, the court shall immediately inform the department. The department shall immediately suspend the person's hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses and notify the person of the suspension by first-class mail sent to the person's last known address.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43559, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.1998, No. 95, Eff. Aug. 10, 1998; P.A.2013, No. 37, Imd. Eff. May 28, 2013.

 

 

324.43560 Violation as misdemeanor; penalty.

Sec. 43560.

A person who violates this part or a rule promulgated under this part, for which violation a penalty is not otherwise provided for in this part, is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or a fine of not less than $25.00 or more than $250.00 and the costs of prosecution, or both.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995.

 

324.43561 Rules.

Sec. 43561.

The department may promulgate rules for the administration of this part.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995 ;--Am. 1996, Act 585, Eff. Mar. 1, 1997.

Popular Name: Act 451

 



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