Pro-Environment

Effective: 2019-2020

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Key Information

House Bills 4567, 4568, and 4569 modernize Michigan’s commercial fishing regulations. The bills create a specific list of the fish species available for commercial harvest; require commercial fishers to check their nets regularly for unintended ‘bycatch’, and regulate the allowable gear in relation to the time of year and location of nets. It would also establish increased penalties for the taking, possessing or selling of specific species. The bills require the MDNR to conduct a study at least every three years to determine the allowable bycatch and adjust quotas accordingly and require commercial fishers to report GPS coordinates of their cast nets to the MDNR. The bills align Michigan specifically with Consent Decree goals related to lake trout including the restoration of self-sustaining, wild populations.

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Votes

54 Pro-Environment
25 Anti-Environment
2 N/A
See How Your Lawmaker Voted
Name Party Affiliation Chamber District Lifetime Score Pro/Anti Environment
Tyrone Carter DEMOCRATIC House 1 88%
Nate Shannon DEMOCRATIC House 58 92%
Matt Maddock REPUBLICAN House 51 24%
Annette Glenn REPUBLICAN House 98 56%
Ann Bollin REPUBLICAN House 49 38%
Phil Green REPUBLICAN House 67 53%
Luke Meerman REPUBLICAN House 89 31%
Bradley Slagh REPUBLICAN House 85 38%
Jack O'Malley REPUBLICAN House 101 63%
Alex Garza DEMOCRATIC House 12 75%
Sarah Anthony DEMOCRATIC Senate 21 97%
Kara Hope DEMOCRATIC House 74 100%
Graham Filler REPUBLICAN House 93 46%
Jim Haadsma DEMOCRATIC House 44 88%
Brad Paquette REPUBLICAN House 37 31%
Angela Witwer DEMOCRATIC House 76 85%
Gary Eisen REPUBLICAN House 81 56%
Mark Huizenga REPUBLICAN Senate 30 65%
John Cherry DEMOCRATIC Senate 27 85%
Matt Hall REPUBLICAN House 42 46%
Andrea Schroeder REPUBLICAN House 43 67%
Cynthia A. Johnson DEMOCRATIC House 5 75%
Ryan Berman REPUBLICAN House 39 44%
Greg VanWoerkom REPUBLICAN House 88 38%
Rodney Wakeman REPUBLICAN House 94 63%
Laurie Pohutsky DEMOCRATIC House 17 100%
Pauline Wendzel REPUBLICAN House 39 42%
Matt Koleszar DEMOCRATIC House 22 96%
Karen Whitsett DEMOCRATIC House 4 90%
Sarah Lightner REPUBLICAN House 45 42%
Jeff Yaroch REPUBLICAN House 33 64%
Brenda Carter DEMOCRATIC House 53 92%
Mike Mueller REPUBLICAN House 72 46%
Kevin Coleman DEMOCRATIC House 25 88%
Kyra Bolden DEMOCRATIC House 35 87%
Greg Markkanen REPUBLICAN House 110 36%
Julie Brixie DEMOCRATIC House 73 92%
Rachel Hood DEMOCRATIC House 81 96%
Joe Tate DEMOCRATIC House 10 88%
Doug Wozniak REPUBLICAN House 59 44%
Mari Manoogian DEMOCRATIC House 40 88%
Lori Stone DEMOCRATIC House 13 100%
Padma Kuppa DEMOCRATIC House 41 100%
Scott VanSingel REPUBLICAN House 100 50% excused
Bronna Kahle REPUBLICAN House 57 48%
Jason Wentworth REPUBLICAN House 97 48%
Mary Whiteford REPUBLICAN House 80 48%
Terry Sabo DEMOCRATIC House 92 76%
Beau LaFave REPUBLICAN House 108 38%
David LaGrand DEMOCRATIC House 75 92%
Donna Lasinski DEMOCRATIC House 52 96%
Jim Lilly REPUBLICAN House 89 48%
Jewell Jones DEMOCRATIC House 11 80%
Ronnie Peterson DEMOCRATIC House 54 92%
Steven Johnson REPUBLICAN House 72 29%
Yousef Rabhi DEMOCRATIC House 53 92%
John Reilly REPUBLICAN House 46 25%
Daire Rendon REPUBLICAN House 103 48%
Tenisha Yancey DEMOCRATIC House 1 79%
Beth Griffin REPUBLICAN House 66 48%
Abdullah Hammoud DEMOCRATIC House 15 100%
Roger Hauck REPUBLICAN Senate 34 34%
Tommy Brann REPUBLICAN House 77 44%
Kevin Hertel DEMOCRATIC Senate 12 88%
Michele Hoitenga REPUBLICAN Senate 36 32%
Pamela Hornberger REPUBLICAN House 32 42%
Joseph Bellino REPUBLICAN Senate 16 40%
Gary Howell REPUBLICAN House 82 48%
Sue Allor REPUBLICAN House 106 63%
Julie Alexander REPUBLICAN House 64 42% excused
Steve Marino REPUBLICAN House 24 45%
Thomas Albert REPUBLICAN Senate 18 31%
Tim Sneller DEMOCRATIC House 50 88%
William Sowerby DEMOCRATIC House 31 100%
Julie Calley REPUBLICAN House 87 44%
Sara Cambensy DEMOCRATIC House 109 75%
Ben Frederick REPUBLICAN House 85 48%
Diana Farrington REPUBLICAN House 30 52%
Jim Ellison DEMOCRATIC House 26 96%
Cara Clemente DEMOCRATIC House 14 92%
Darrin Camilleri DEMOCRATIC Senate 4 94%