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2009 House Bill 4493: Prohibit multiple passengers for beginning drivers

Public Act 268 of 2010

  1. Introduced by Rep. Richard LeBlanc (D) on March 4, 2009, to prohibit drivers under age 18 with a level two graduated driver license from having more than one passenger in the car who is a minor unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, or under certain other limited conditions.
    • Referred to the House Transportation Committee on March 4, 2009.
      • Reported in the House on June 24, 2010, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on November 10, 2010. The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on November 10, 2010.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Richard LeBlanc (D) on November 10, 2010, to add additional restrictions on young drivers, including cell phone use while driving. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 10, 2010.
  2. Passed 79 to 19 in the House on November 10, 2010, to prohibit first-year drivers under age 18 from having more than one passenger in the car who is a minor unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, except for driving to school. Also, except for going to work, to ban these drivers from driving after 10 p.m. and before 5 a.m. (currently the ban is midnight to 5).
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on November 30, 2010.
    • Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on November 30, 2010.
  4. Passed 30 to 5 in the Senate on December 2, 2010, to prohibit first-year drivers under age 18 from having more than one passenger in the car who is a minor unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, except for driving to school. Also, except for going to work, to ban these drivers from driving after 10 p.m. and before 5 a.m. (currently the ban is midnight to 5).
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 14, 2010.

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