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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 (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.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • 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.
    1. Passed 35 to 1 in the Senate on February 20, 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.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  2. 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.
      1. The substitute passed by voice vote 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.
    1. 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"
  3. Received in the Senate on May 1, 2013.
    1. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on May 7, 2013.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  4. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 21, 2013.

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