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2006 House Bill 6695: Authorize beneficiary deeds
  1. Introduced by Rep. Barb Vander Veen (R) on November 30, 2006, to establish specific provisions and procedures in law for “beneficiary deeds” to real property, which are deeds that convey an interest on the death of the grantor. Beneficiary deeds would not be revoked by the provisions of a will.
    • Referred to the House Senior Health, Security and Retirement Committee on November 30, 2006.
      • Reported in the House on December 5, 2006, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on December 5, 2006, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 5, 2006.
  2. Passed 86 to 18 in the House on December 6, 2006.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 7, 2006.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 7, 2006.

Comments

Rep. Bieda's "no vote journal explanation"  by Admin003 on December 8, 2006 
Rep. Bieda, having reserved the right to explain his protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

"Mr. Speaker and members of the House:

I voted 'no' on House Bill 6695 which would change the law of conveyances in this State. While I like the intent of HB 6695, the bill does represent a substantial change in Michigan law, and I believe that changes of this magnitude should be fully discussed and reviewed by the Judiciary Committee. This bill was not afforded that opportunity, and I think the process was seriously shortchanged because of a lack of input from the legal community. We can avoid unintended consequences from otherwise good bills when they are subjected to a more rigorous analysis. Unfortunately, this did not appear to have occurred with this particular bill."


2006 House Bill 6695 (Authorize beneficiary deeds )  by admin on January 1, 2001 
Introduced in the House on November 30, 2006, to establish specific provisions and procedures in law for “beneficiary deeds” to real property, which are deeds that convey an interest on the death of the grantor. Beneficiary deeds would not be revoked by the provisions of a will

The vote was 86 in favor, 18 opposed and 6 not voting

(House Roll Call 1169 at House Journal 91)

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