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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.

Comments

Re: 2013 Senate Bill 97 (Repeal child car seat penalty waiver provision )  by Admin003 on February 20, 2013 
Senator Caswell, under his constitutional right of protest (Art. 4, Sec. 18), protested against the passage of Senate Bill
No. 97 and moved that the statement he made during the discussion of the bill be printed as his reasons for voting “no.”
The motion prevailed.
Senator Caswell’s statement is as follows:
I think that folks should probably receive one chance at not having the car seat. There might be financial situations. It
could be through ignorance if they don’t have it. They should be given the opportunity to correct it, and then, after that,
go ahead and do what the sponsor of the bill has indicated. I do think we’re all entitled to one mistake.

2013 Senate Bill 97 (Repeal child car seat penalty waiver provision )  by admin on February 20, 2013 
Introduced in the Senate on January 29, 2013

The vote was 35 in favor, 1 opposed and 1 not voting

(Senate Roll Call 27 at Senate Journal 0)

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