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Michigan Wolf Alert!
Dec 1st, 2012
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Michigan Action Alert!

It has been a busy week in the Michigan Senate and the coming week will be equally busy in the Michigan House and once again, we need you to take two actions.

As you probably heard, the Michigan Senate passed Senate Bill 1350 designating the wolf a game species and authorizing the first wolf hunting season in modern history. The second wolf bill to pass the Senate was Senate Bill 996 which will pay producers the fair market value of missing livestock due to wolves, essentially on the word of the producer.

Each of these bills will be taken up in different committees and if passed, will go to the full House for a vote and then to the Governor to become law.

You do not need to be a Michigan resident to comment, though it would be helpful if you can mention a connection to Michigan as a tourist or as a strong supporter of Michigan goods (Whirlpool, Amana products, GM, Chrysler, Ford, Kellogg’s, Comstock Fruit). If you live in an area where there are wolves, you should highlight there are ways to co-exist with wolves and why you value wolves on the landscape.

SB 1350 / HB 5834

Although HB 5834 was introduced into the House Committee, the Committee will be voting on the Senate version.

Michigan House Committee on Natural Resources, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation

Tuesday, 12/4 at 9:00 am, Room 307 House Office Building, Lansing. Individuals who wish to bring written testimony need to supply a minimum of thirty copies for distribution. Please call or send an email to: Committee Clerk: David Mead Phone: 517-373-2013

e-Mail: [email protected] AND call or email the Committee Chair, Representative Frank Foster, (517) 373-2629 email: [email protected]

SB 996

Michigan House Agriculture Committee, Wednesday, 12/5 at 9:00am, Room 307 House Office Building, Lansing, MI Individuals who wish to bring written testimony need to supply a minimum of thirty copies for distribution

Call or Submit Written Comments to: Committee Clerk: Cath Petroskey Phone: 517-373-8538

e-Mail: [email protected] AND Committee Chair Representative Kevin Daley, (517) 373-1800 [email protected]

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL MONDAY! CALL NOW, LEAVE A VOICE MAIL MESSAGE, WITH YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER.

Michigan residents should also contact your individual representative. Find your Representative: http://house.michigan.gov/MHRPublic

If you would like to read the full text of the bills as passed go to http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(03jxzvqakvqtsajfnwce2s45))/mileg.aspx?page=home then type in just the number of the bill (1350 or 996) . Please help spread the word!

TALKING POINTS:

Fact Sheet for SB. 1350 and HR. 5834

Fact Sheet or SB 996