Bill Text: MI SB0182 | 2019-2020 | 100th Legislature | Introduced

Bill Title: Animals; other; definition of livestock and reference to animal industry act in wildlife depredations act; modify citations. Amends secs. 2 & 3 of 2012 PA 487 (MCL 285.362 & 285.363). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0174'19

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-07 - Referred To Committee On Agriculture [SB0182 Detail]

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March 7, 2019, Introduced by Senators MCBROOM and DALEY and referred to the Committee on Agriculture.




     A bill to amend 2012 PA 487, entitled


"Wildlife depredations indemnification act,"


by amending sections 2 and 3 (MCL 285.362 and 285.363).




     Sec. 2. As used in this act:


     (a) "Commission" means the commission of agriculture and rural




     (b) "Department" means the department of agriculture and rural




     (c) "Livestock" means that term as it is defined in section 5


3 of the animal industry act, 1988 PA 466, MCL 287.705.MCL 287.703.


     Sec. 3. (1) The department shall provide indemnification for


the death, injury, or loss of livestock from wolves, coyotes, and


cougars. Indemnification for missing animals shall only be paid if


there is a history of losses to the owner of livestock as evidenced


by a prior payment by the department due to the death or injury of


livestock from wolves.


     (2) To be eligible for indemnification under subsection (1),


the owner of livestock shall do all of the following:


     (a) Report the incident to the department within 24 hours


after the animal is discovered to be dead, injured, or missing.


     (b) File a claim for indemnification with the department


verifying the type and number of animals for which indemnification


is sought. The verification may include photographs of the animals


or tracks or other information that provides support for the claim.


If the claim seeks indemnification for missing animals, a notarized


statement from the owner specifying the date of birth of each


missing animal and the date on which the animals were discovered


missing, along with evidence of prior indemnification payments due


to death or injury of livestock from wolves, is sufficient


documentation that 1 or more animals are missing and eligible for




     (c) Upon request, provide the department of natural resources


with access to the owner's property as necessary to conduct an


investigation if the department of natural resources believes that


an on-site visit will assist its investigation.


     (d) Upon request, provide the department with documentation


that the animals have official identification, if required under


the animal industry act, 1988 PA 466, MCL 287.701 to




     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days


after the date it is enacted into law.

     Enacting section 2. This amendatory act does not take effect


unless Senate Bill No. 174


of the 100th Legislature is enacted into law.