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2013 Senate Bill 50: Revise ORV use rules

Public Act 119 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on January 16, 2013, to let some counties in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula allow off road vehicles to ride on the shoulders of some "trunkline" state highways.
    • Referred to the Senate Natural Resources, Environment & Great Lakes Committee on January 16, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 12, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on June 12, 2013, to use the bill as a "vehicle" for restricting certain DNR regulations on ORV use. The previous version's shoulder-riding provisions are also in House Bills 4284 and 4299. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 12, 2013.
  2. Passed 27 to 11 in the Senate on June 13, 2013, to prohibit the Department of Natural Resources from requiring a permit merely for organized group recreational off-road vehicle riding on state land, or for an ORV event on frozen lakes. Also, to require the DNR to designate at least two days each year as free ORV-riding days, when no ORV license is required.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on June 13, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on June 13, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on June 18, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on September 10, 2013. The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on September 10, 2013.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Andrea LaFontaine (R) on September 10, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 10, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Ellen Lipton (D) on September 10, 2013. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 10, 2013.
  4. Passed 80 to 28 in the House on September 12, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on September 17, 2013.
  6. Passed 26 to 9 in the Senate on September 18, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on September 25, 2013.

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