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2013 House Bill 4907: Revise arson law details

Public Act 111 of 2014

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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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
Passed 109 to 1 in the House on November 12, 2013 (same description)
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.
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
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on March 25, 2014 (same description)
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.
Received in the House on March 27, 2014
Passed 107 to 1 in the House on March 27, 2014 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 7, 2014

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