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2015 Senate Bill 332: Reduce minor-in-possession of alcohol sanctions

Public Act 357 of 2016

Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on May 14, 2015 To remove the misdemeanor penalties for first and second violation minor-in-possession of alcohol law, but not on a third violation, which carries a potential 60 day jail sentence for failing to abide by sanctions imposed for previous violations and other conditions. The bill also revises certain permissible police actions such as giving chemical breath tests to minors an officer suspects are in violation.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 14, 2015
Reported in the Senate on June 11, 2015 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 36 to 2 in the Senate on March 3, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To remove the misdemeanor penalties for a first violation of the minor-in-possession of alcohol law, but not on second or third violation, which carry potential 30 and 60 day jail sentences. First-time offenders would instead be subject to a $100 civil fine. The bill also revises certain permissible police actions such as requiring a minor to take a chemical breath test.
Received in the House on March 3, 2016
Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on March 3, 2016
Reported in the House on September 13, 2016 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Michael Webber (R) on December 1, 2016 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 December 1, 2016
Passed 105 to 1 in the House on December 6, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To remove the misdemeanor penalties for a first violation of the minor-in-possession of alcohol law, but not on second or third violation, which carry potential 30 and 60 day jail sentences. First-time offenders would instead be subject to a $100 civil fine. The bill also revises certain permissible police actions such as requiring a minor to take a chemical breath test. Senate Bill 333 also removes drivers license suspension as a first-offense sanction.
Received in the Senate on December 7, 2016
Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on December 7, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 21, 2016

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