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2013 House Bill 4633: Mandate license plate replacement after 10 years (as-passed version)

Public Act 179 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. Wayne Schmidt (R) on April 25, 2013, to require Secretary of State use a digital printing method to create all standard design license plates.
    • Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on April 25, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on June 13, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on September 25, 2013, to adopt a version of the bill that mandates license plate replacement after 10 years, and requires state agencies to just report on the printing process changes in the original version. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 25, 2013.
  2. Passed 74 to 33 in the House on October 3, 2013, to mandate that vehicle owners must replace their license plate after 10 years, even if it is still legible. Under current law the state imposes a $5 extra charge to replace a plate.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on October 8, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on October 8, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on October 23, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Failed 15 to 22 in the Senate on November 6, 2013, to mandate that vehicle owners must replace their license plate after 10 years, even if it is still legible. Under current law the state imposes a $5 extra charge to replace a plate.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Moved to reconsider in the Senate on November 14, 2013, the vote by which the bill was defeated. The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 14, 2013.
  6. Received in the Senate on November 14, 2013.
  7. Passed 21 to 17 in the Senate on November 14, 2013, to mandate that vehicle owners must replace their license plate after 10 years, even if it is still legible. Under current law the state imposes a $5 extra charge to replace a plate.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  8. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on November 26, 2013.

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