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2013 Senate Bill 35: Authorize criminal penalties for nonpayment of “administrative hearing bureau” fines

Public Act 188 of 2013

Introduced by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on January 16, 2013 To authorize additional penalties for failing to pay fines imposed by “administrative hearing bureaus” that most cities are allowed to create for enforcing "blight violations" under a 2003 law. Under that law, cities already have the power to place a lien against the property. The bill would authorize additional fines of $500, and 93 days in jail for a second offense.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 16, 2013
Reported in the Senate on March 7, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on April 16, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 16, 2013
Passed 35 to 1 in the Senate on April 18, 2013 To authorize additional penalties for failing to pay fines imposed by “administrative hearing bureaus” that most cities are allowed to create for enforcing "blight violations" under a 2003 law. Under that law, cities already have the power to place a lien against the property. The bill would authorize additional fines of $500, 93 days in jail for a second offense, and up to a year for a third offense.
Received in the House on April 18, 2013
Referred to the House Local Government Committee on April 18, 2013
Reported in the House on November 5, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on November 13, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 13, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Brian Banks (D) on November 13, 2013 To exempt the owner of a principal residence from the proposed sanctions if they apply to that principal residence.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on November 13, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on November 13, 2013 To strip out a provision that exempts the state Michigan State Housing Development Authority, the federal Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac entities, or another "government-sponsored entity" that owns the property as a result of a delinquent mortgage foreclosure.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on November 13, 2013
Passed 105 to 5 in the House on November 14, 2013 To authorize additional penalties for failing to pay fines imposed by “administrative hearing bureaus” that most cities are allowed to create for enforcing "blight violations" under a 2003 law, with some exceptions. Under that law, cities already have the power to place a lien against the property. The bill would authorize additional fines of $500, 93 days in jail for a second offense, and up to a year for a third offense.
Received in the Senate on December 3, 2013
Passed 35 to 1 in the Senate on December 5, 2013
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 17, 2013

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