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2013 Senate Bill 39: Authorize foreclosure for nonpayment of “administrative hearing bureau” fines

Public Act 192 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Sen. Tupac Hunter (D) on January 16, 2013, to allow a local government to foreclose on property owned by a person 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. Senate Bill 35 would also authorize jail time for second offenses.
    • 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.
  2. Passed 35 to 1 in the Senate on April 18, 2013, to allow a local government to foreclose on property owned by a person 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. Senate Bill 35 would also authorize jail time for second offenses.
    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.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Brain Banks (D) on November 14, 2013, 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 14, 2013.
  4. Passed 106 to 4 in the House on November 14, 2013, to allow a local government to foreclose on property owned by a person 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. Senate Bill 35 would also authorize jail time for second offenses.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on November 14, 2013.
  6. Passed 103 to 7 in the House on November 14, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Received in the Senate on December 3, 2013.
  8. Passed 35 to 1 in the Senate on December 5, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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

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