The Senate Local Government and Elections today unanimously passed SB 631, a bill that would give local communities the ability to regulate carrier pigeons (currently they are not allowed to so). The local community cannot ban them but could regulate them. A resident in Allen Park testified in support of this legislation given the situation she is forced to live next to (200 carrier pigeons in a residential neighborhood, pigeons less than 30 feet from her home). The city offered free land for the owner to house the carrier pigeons, which he refused. The smell and feces droppings are affecting the resident’s quality of life surrounding the owner. This bill would allow a local community to regulate the placement of these pigeons.
Nikki Brown is a legislative associate for the League handling economic development and land use issues. She can reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0305.