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2013 House Bill 4907: Revise arson law details

Public Act 111 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Rep. John Walsh (R) on July 18, 2013, to clarify wording in the state’s law against arson. The revisions generally do not make any substantive changes to this law, except the bill would remove an explicit "intent" provision, which supporters say is already implicit in other language specifying the law applies to "willful or malicious" action.
    • Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on July 18, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on October 30, 2013, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. John Walsh (R) on November 7, 2013. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on November 7, 2013.
  2. Passed 109 to 1 in the House on November 12, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on November 13, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on November 13, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on January 30, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on March 26, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 26, 2014.
  4. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on March 25, 2014, to clarify wording in the state’s law against arson. The revisions generally do not make any substantive changes to this law, except the bill would remove an explicit "intent" provision, which supporters say is already implicit in other language specifying the law applies to "willful or malicious" action.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on March 27, 2014.
  6. Passed 107 to 1 in the House on March 27, 2014, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 7, 2014.

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