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2013 House Bill 5045: Allow local governments to permit golf carts on streets

Public Act 491 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Kevin Cotter (R) on October 2, 2013 To allow cities, villages and townships to permit the daytime operation of golf carts on streets. A local government could require registration but could not charge a fee for this.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Local Government Committee on October 2, 2013
Reported in the House on June 5, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 103 to 5 in the House on August 27, 2014 To allow cities, villages and townships with fewer than 30,000 residents to permit the daytime operation of golf carts on streets. A local government could require registration but could not charge a fee for this. However, a county commission could override a municipality's decision and prohibit golf carts on streets.
Received in the Senate on September 9, 2014
Referred to the Senate Local Government & Elections Committee on September 9, 2014
Reported in the Senate on December 15, 2014 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 36 to 2 in the Senate on December 18, 2014 (same description)
To allow cities, villages and townships with fewer than 30,000 residents to permit the daytime operation of golf carts on streets. A local government could require registration but could not charge a fee for this. However, a county commission could override a municipality's decision and prohibit golf carts on streets.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 10, 2016

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