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2013 House Bill 5045: Allow local governments to permit golf carts on streets
  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.

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