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2013 House Bill 4344: Revise special Detroit powers population threshold

Public Act 170 of 2013

Introduced by Rep. Thomas Stallworth, III (D) on February 28, 2013 To revise the population threshold in a law that gives Detroit the power to define a fire arson investigator as a police officer. The Michigan constitution prohibits passing “local acts” with less than a two-thirds majority vote in the House and Senate, so the legislature has circumvented this by granting certain privileges or exemptions to “a city with a population greater than 1 million,” later revised to 900,000, and then 750,000. This bill changes that to 600,000.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Local Government Committee on February 28, 2013
Reported in the House on June 6, 2013 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. John Walsh (R) on June 12, 2013
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2013
Passed 107 to 0 in the House on June 13, 2013 (same description)
To revise the population threshold in a law that gives Detroit the power to define a fire arson investigator as a police officer. The Michigan constitution prohibits passing “local acts” with less than a two-thirds majority vote in the House and Senate, so the legislature has circumvented this by granting certain privileges or exemptions to “a city with a population greater than 1 million,” later revised to 900,000, and then 750,000. This bill changes that to 600,000.
Received in the Senate on June 18, 2013
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 18, 2013
Reported in the Senate on September 10, 2013 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on September 26, 2013 To establish that the Detroit Chief of Police is automatically deemed to be a state certified peace officer, and extend certification to an person employed as a police officer in another state within the past year if that state has certification standards substantially the same as Michigan's.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 26, 2013
Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on September 26, 2013 To revise the population threshold in a law that gives Detroit the power to define a fire arson investigator as a police officer. The Michigan constitution prohibits passing “local acts” with less than a two-thirds majority vote in the House and Senate, so the legislature has circumvented this by granting certain privileges or exemptions to “a city with a population greater than 1 million,” later revised to 900,000, and then 750,000. This bill changes that to 600,000. Also, to establish that the Detroit Chief of Police is automatically deemed to be a state certified peace officer, and extend certification to an person employed as a police officer in another state within the past year if that state has certification standards substantially the same as Michigan's, to establish that the Detroit Chief of Police is automatically deemed to be a state certified peace officer, and extend certification to an person employed as a police officer in another state within the past year if that state has certification standards substantially the same as Michigan's.
Received in the House on September 26, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Amanda Price (R) on October 23, 2013 To revise details of the provision establishing reciprocal licensing with states that have substantially the same standars.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on October 23, 2013
Passed 106 to 1 in the House on October 23, 2013 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Received in the Senate on October 24, 2013
Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on November 5, 2013 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on November 18, 2013

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