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2011 Senate Bill 778: Restrict ad hoc road-end “marinas”

Public Act 56 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. Mike Kowall (R) on October 26, 2011 To establish that unless a deed, easement, or other recorded dedication expressly provides for it, a waterfront road end may not be used for boat hoists or docks; for mooring between midnight and sunrise; or for any activity that obstructs access to a lake or stream. Local governments could ban or regulate uses that are not specified in property owners’ deeds, easements, etc.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on October 26, 2011
Reported in the Senate on November 3, 2011 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on January 17, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on January 17, 2012
Passed 30 to 6 in the Senate on January 19, 2012 (same description)
To establish that unless a deed, easement, or other recorded dedication expressly provides for it, a waterfront road end may not be used for boat hoists or docks; for mooring between midnight and sunrise; or for any activity that obstructs access to a lake or stream. Local governments could ban or regulate uses that are not specified in property owners’ deeds, easements, etc.
Received in the House on January 19, 2012
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on January 19, 2012
Reported in the House on February 15, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on February 29, 2012 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that does not include criminal penalties for violation, but civil fines only.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on February 29, 2012
Passed 96 to 11 in the House on March 1, 2012 (same description)
To establish that unless a deed, easement, or other recorded dedication expressly provides for it, a waterfront road end may not be used for boat hoists or docks; for mooring between midnight and sunrise; or for any activity that obstructs access to a lake or stream. Local governments could ban or regulate uses that are not specified in property owners’ deeds, easements, etc.
Received in the Senate on March 6, 2012
Amendment offered by Sen. Vincent Gregory (D) on March 7, 2012
The amendment failed 14 to 24 in the Senate on March 7, 2012
Passed 31 to 7 in the Senate on March 7, 2012
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 22, 2012

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