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2012 House Bill 5793: Increase fingerprint and background check fees

Public Act 318 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Rep. Chuck Moss (R) on August 15, 2012, to impose a $30 State Police fee for taking fingerprints and completing a criminal record check of a resident for employment-related or licensing-related purposes. Under current law a “temporary” $30 fee expires Sept. 30, 2012. In the past decade the legislature has passed many new laws imposing criminal background check mandates on a variety of professions.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on August 15, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on September 13, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on September 19, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 19, 2012.
  2. Passed 91 to 14 in the House on September 19, 2012, to impose a $30 State Police fee for taking fingerprints and completing a criminal record check of a resident for employment-related or licensing-related purposes. Under current law a “temporary” $30 fee expires Sept. 30, 2012. In the past decade the legislature has passed many new laws imposing criminal background check mandates on a variety of professions.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on September 20, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on September 20, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on September 25, 2012, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered in the Senate on September 25, 2012, to extend the current fees through 2015 rather than 2014. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 25, 2012.
  4. Passed 36 to 2 in the Senate on September 27, 2012, to impose a $30 State Police fee for taking fingerprints and completing a criminal record check of a resident for employment-related or licensing-related purposes. Under current law a “temporary” $30 fee expires Sept. 30, 2012. In the past decade the legislature has passed many new laws imposing criminal background check mandates on a variety of professions.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on September 27, 2012.
  6. Passed 90 to 17 in the House on September 27, 2012, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on September 30, 2012.

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