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2013 House Bill 4123: Give LP gas companies immunity from customer improper use

Public Act 19 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. Roger Victory (R) on January 29, 2013, to extend immunity from liability to propane gas companies and employees for injury or death to a customer who modifies, repairs or uses equipment improperly.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on January 29, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on February 21, 2013, with the recommendation that the following amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Amendment offered in the House on February 27, 2013, to not include manufacturers of LP gas equipment in the proposed liability exemption. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 27, 2013.
  2. Passed 103 to 5 in the House on March 5, 2013, to give gas companies and employees immunity from liability for injury or death to a customer who modifies, repairs or uses equipment improperly. This extends companies involved in the sale, supplying, handling, transportation, or delivery of liquefied petroleum gas (propane), but not equipment manufacturer.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on March 6, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 6, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on March 20, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 30 to 5 in the Senate on April 10, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 23, 2013.

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