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2011 House Bill 4393: Give drunk minors immunity if they turn themselves in

Public Act 125 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Rep. Anthony Forlini (R) on March 8, 2011, to extend immunity from “minor in possession” of alcohol and related laws for a drunk minor who shows up at a health facility for observation or treatment. This would also apply a friend who accompanies the drunk one, or who contacts the proper authorities.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 8, 2011.
      • Reported in the House on January 19, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on March 1, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 1, 2012.
  2. Passed 105 to 4 in the House on March 6, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on March 8, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 8, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on March 14, 2012, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered in the Senate on April 17, 2012. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 17, 2012.
  4. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on April 18, 2012, to extend immunity from “minor in possession” of alcohol and related laws for a drunk minor who shows up at a health facility for observation or treatment. This would also apply a friend who accompanies the drunk one, or who contacts the proper authorities.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on April 18, 2012.
  6. Passed 105 to 3 in the House on April 24, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 8, 2012.

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