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2011 House Bill 4846: Expand boat and watercraft regulations

Public Act 58 of 2012

Introduced by Rep. Wayne Schmidt (R) on June 30, 2011 To authorize a $500 civil fine for operating a boat that is towing skiers or people on a raft who are not wearing personal flotation devices, and the same fine for a skier or towed raft rider age 16 or older who does not wear a life vest.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee on June 30, 2011
Reported in the House on November 1, 2011 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on November 10, 2011 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises the fines.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 10, 2011
Passed 94 to 11 in the House on November 29, 2011 To authorize a $100 civil fine for operating a boat that is towing skiers or people on a raft who are not wearing personal flotation devices, and the same fine for a skier or towed raft rider age 16 or older who does not wear a life vest.
Received in the Senate on November 30, 2011
Referred to the Senate Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Committee on November 30, 2011
Reported in the Senate on February 14, 2012 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 23, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 23, 2012
Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on February 29, 2012 (same description)
To authorize a $100 civil fine for operating a boat that is towing skiers or people on a raft who are not wearing personal flotation devices, and the same fine for a skier or towed raft rider age 16 or older who does not wear a life vest.
Received in the House on February 29, 2012
Passed 98 to 11 in the House on March 6, 2012 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 22, 2012

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