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2012 House Bill 5714: Authorize temporary administrative law drug bans

Public Act 181 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Rep. Patrick Somerville (R) on May 31, 2012, to give a state agency the power to ban a drug it says poses an “imminent danger” even though the legislature has not voted for a new law banning the drug, and establish procedures for this. See also Senate Bill 789.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on May 31, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on June 5, 2012, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Patrick Somerville (R) on June 6, 2012, to limit the duration of the proposed bans to 12 months, during which time the legislature would have to confirm it by passing a law or the ban would end. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 6, 2012.
  2. Passed 109 to 0 in the House on June 6, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on June 7, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate on June 7, 2012.
  4. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on June 12, 2012, to give a state agency the power to ban a drug it says poses an “imminent danger” even though the legislature has not voted for a new law banning the drug, and establish procedures for this. See also Senate Bill 789.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 19, 2012.

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