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

Public Act 56 of 2012

  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. Passed 30 to 6 in the Senate on January 19, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. Passed 96 to 11 in the House on March 1, 2012, 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on March 6, 2012.
  6. Passed 31 to 7 in the Senate on March 7, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 22, 2012.

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