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2013 House Bill 5049: Revise “veteran’s court” detail

Public Act 225 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. Sam Singh (D) on October 2, 2013, to establish that if a defendant in a “veteran’s treatment” specialty court authorized by a 2012 does not meet the conditions and terms imposed by the court then the record of the proceedings would become a public record. These courts adjudicate offenses related to alcohol and drug use, which can include traffic and other violations.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on October 2, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on October 3, 2013, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 108 to 0 in the House on October 17, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on October 22, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on October 22, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on November 14, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on December 11, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 11, 2013.
  4. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on December 12, 2013, to establish that if a defendant in a “veteran’s treatment” specialty court authorized by a 2012 does not meet the conditions and terms imposed by the court then the record of the proceedings would become a public record. These courts adjudicate offenses related to alcohol and drug use, which can include traffic and other violations.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on December 12, 2013.
  6. Passed 109 to 0 in the House on December 12, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 21, 2013.

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