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

Public Act 192 of 2013

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.   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.
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.
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. Brian 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
Passed 106 to 4 in the House on November 14, 2013 (same description)
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.
Received in the House on November 14, 2013
Passed 103 to 7 in the House on November 14, 2013
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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