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2003 House Bill 4627
Introduced by Rep. Tom Casperson (R) on May 6, 2003 To forgive state loans to the Mackinac Bridge Authority, and prohibit the authority from raising the tolls on the bridge until at least October 1, 2007. The tolls were recently increased for all vehicles. The increase for passenger cars was from $1.50 to $2.50. The bill is part of a legislative package comprised of House Bills 4627 to 4631, which is designed to roll back the fee increase.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Transportation Committee on May 6, 2003
Reported in the House on July 2, 2003 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on July 2, 2003 To replace the previous version of the bill with one which does not require the recent bridge toll increase to be rolled back.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on July 2, 2003
Passed 64 to 45 in the House on July 2, 2003.
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To forgive state loans to the Mackinac Bridge Authority. The tolls were recently increased for all vehicles. Bridge tolls were recently increased, and the bill is intended to reduce the need for the increase. It does not require the increase to be rolled back, however. The bill is part of a legislative package comprised of House Bills 4627 to 4631, which is designed to roll back the fee increase.
Received in the Senate on July 3, 2003
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on July 3, 2003
Reported in the Senate on July 16, 2003 With the ammendment.
Amendment offered in the Senate on July 16, 2003 To incorporate technical wording changes which clarify but do not affect the substance of the bill as previously described.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on July 16, 2003
Passed 24 to 13 in the Senate on July 16, 2003.
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(same description)
To forgive state loans to the Mackinac Bridge Authority. The tolls were recently increased for all vehicles. Bridge tolls were recently increased, and the bill is intended to reduce the need for the increase. It does not require the increase to be rolled back, however. The bill is part of a legislative package comprised of House Bills 4627 to 4631, which is designed to roll back the fee increase.
Received in the House on July 16, 2003
Passed 63 to 44 in the House on July 16, 2003.
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To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Vetoed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on August 25, 2003
Received in the House on September 23, 2003
Referred to the House Transportation Committee on September 23, 2003

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