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2011 House Bill 5164: Revise government inspections of rental boats

Public Act 249 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Rep. Peter Pettalia (R) on November 10, 2011, to require rental boats to get government inspections annually, except for non-motorized canoes, kayaks or rafts, which would be subject to inspection every three years.
    • Referred to the House Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee on November 10, 2011.
      • Reported in the House on May 1, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on May 10, 2012, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that eliminates inspections for non-motorized rental boats. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 10, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Peter Pettalia (R) on May 10, 2012. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 10, 2012.
  2. Passed 106 to 0 in the House on May 10, 2012, to eliminate a requirement that rental boats that are non-motorized, including canoes, kayaks or rafts, must get government inspections. The bill would slightly increase the fees for annual rental motorboat inspections, and revise other details of boat rental regulations.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on May 15, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Committee on May 15, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on May 29, 2012, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 31 to 6 in the Senate on June 13, 2012, to eliminate a requirement that rental boats that are non-motorized, including canoes, kayaks or rafts, must get government inspections. The bill would slightly increase the fees for annual rental motorboat inspections, and revise other details of boat rental regulations.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 25, 2012.

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