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2013 Senate Bill 97: Repeal child car seat penalty waiver provision

Public Act 35 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Sen. John Proos, IV (R) on January 29, 2013, to repeal a provision of the law mandating child car seats that waives penalties for a violation if the driver gets a car seat and brings the receipts to court.
    • Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on January 29, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on February 13, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 35 to 1 in the Senate on February 20, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on February 20, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on February 20, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on April 9, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on April 16, 2013, to adopt a version of the bill that allows a court to waive this fine but unlike current law, doesn't require it to. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on April 16, 2013.
  4. Passed 92 to 16 in the House on April 30, 2013, to repeal a provision of the law mandating child car seats that waives penalties for a violation if the driver gets a car seat and brings the receipts to court. The bill would allow a court to waive this fine but not require it to.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on May 1, 2013.
  6. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on May 7, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 21, 2013.

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