LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A state lawmaker says he's introducing legislation aimed atprotecting people from prosecution if they inadvertently violateMichigan's ban on deer baiting.
The ban put in place in 2008 prohibits people from feeding orbaiting free-ranging deer and elk in an effort to prevent thespread of disease among the animals.
Democratic Rep. Mark Meadows of East Lansing said in a statementThursday he'll introduce legislation that would prevent theprosecution of people who unintentionally feed deer or elk.
The exclusion from prosecution would include people whoseprimary purpose is to feed birds or other animals rather than deeror elk.
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