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

Public Act 191 of 2013

  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. Passed 95 to 15 in the House on November 14, 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 17, 2013.

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