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2013 Senate Bill 38: Authorize wage garnishment for nonpayment of “administrative hearing bureau” fines

Public Act 191 of 2013

Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on January 16, 2013 To allow a local government to garnish the wages of a property owner who has failed 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.   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 bill 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 allow a local government to garnish the wages of a property owner who has failed 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.
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 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 95 to 15 in the House on November 14, 2013 (same description)
To allow a local government to garnish the wages of a property owner who has failed 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.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 17, 2013

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