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2007 Senate Bill 79: Eliminate vehicle registration signature requirement

Public Act 143 of 2007

  1. Introduced by Sen. Ron Jelinek (R) on January 25, 2007, to eliminate the requirement that the owner of a vehicle must sign the vehicle registration certificate.
    • Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on January 25, 2007.
      • Reported in the Senate on March 28, 2007, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on April 17, 2007, to eliminate the requirement that the owner of a non-commercial vehicle must sign the vehicle registration certificate.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on April 17, 2007.
    • Referred to the House Transportation Committee on April 17, 2007.
      • Reported in the House on October 11, 2007, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Richard LeBlanc (D) on October 23, 2007, to still require the owners of commercial vehicles to sign the registration. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on October 23, 2007.
  4. Passed 109 to 1 in the House on October 23, 2007, to eliminate the requirement that the owner of a vehicle must sign the vehicle registration certificate.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on October 24, 2007.
  6. Received in the House on October 30, 2007.
    • Moved to reconsider by Rep. Steve Tobocman (D) on October 30, 2007, the vote by which the House passed the bill. The motion passed by voice vote in the House on October 30, 2007.
    • Moved to reconsider by Rep. Steve Tobocman (D) on November 6, 2007, the vote by which the House adopted the amendment offered previously by Rep. LeBlanc. The motion passed by voice vote in the House on November 6, 2007.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Richard LeBlanc (D) on November 6, 2007, to still require the owners of commercial vehicles to sign the registration. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on November 6, 2007.
  7. Passed 108 to 0 in the House on November 6, 2007, to eliminate the requirement that the owner of a vehicle must sign the vehicle registration certificate.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  8. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on November 19, 2007.

Comments

CORPORATE FRAUD  by Anonymous Citizen on July 8, 2008 
It a legislatice excise tax being imposed on the citizens of this state and nation. It is unlawful for a body corporate (State of Michigan) to force a natural person to sign a unilateral contract with the state. Furthermore, it is also unlawful and without full disclosure that the Secretary of State issues registrations classifying an "automobile" as a "commercial vehicle" and defining every human as a "operator", which basically makes them a taxi-driver while traveling in their normal course of life. This States legislature needs to brought to justice for not providing the public a remedy for this corporate fraud!

Eliminate all vehicle registrations  by Anonymous Citizen on May 9, 2008 
The whole idea of vehicle registration in general is obsurd. It's nothing but a taxation system to enlarge government and control people.

Kakistocracy  by Anonymous Citizen on November 1, 2007 
Another term to look up is Kakistocracy. It certainly applies in Lansing!

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