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2011 House Bill 4359: Revise military license plate details

Public Act 74 of 2011

  1. Introduced by Rep. Matt Huuki (R) on March 1, 2011, to revise a law authorizing license plates with a vignette of each military service branch for service members and veterans, by adding the services insignia to the vignette, and also making motorcycle plates available.
    • Referred to the House Transportation Committee on March 1, 2011.
      • Reported in the House on April 27, 2011, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on May 18, 2011, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 18, 2011.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Matt Huuki (R) on May 18, 2011, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that just has the provision making the plates available for motorcycles. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 18, 2011.
  2. Passed 108 to 0 in the House on May 19, 2011, to revise a law authorizing license plates with a vignette of each military service branch for service members and veterans, by also making the plates available for motorcycles.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on May 24, 2011.
    • Referred to the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs & Homeland Security Committee on May 24, 2011.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 29, 2011, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on June 29, 2011, to clarify that for national guard plates, the words "national guard" would have to be inscribed only on plates for passenger vehicles. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 29, 2011.
  4. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on June 30, 2011, to revise a law authorizing license plates with a vignette of each military service branch for service members and veterans, by also making the plates available for motorcycles.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on June 30, 2011.
  6. Passed 108 to 0 in the House on June 30, 2011, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 12, 2011.

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