People who rely motorized wheelchairs could soon be able to use them while they hunt in Michigan.
Right now, it’s against Michigan law for a hunter to discharge a weapon from a motorized vehicle.
The state House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee takes up a bill on Wednesday to allow hunters to use “personal assistive mobility devices.”
State Rep. Charles Smiley, D-Burton, says he was asked to sponsor the bill to help disabled hunters.
“Getting them out into the outdoors and able to do things that you and I can do … I think is a great thing,” says Smiley.
The bill would allow hunters to fire a shotgun at small game from a “personal assistive mobility device.”
A similar passed the state House during the last legislative session, but died in the Senate.