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2013 House Bill 5071: Authorize penalties on rental property “squatters”

Public Act 225 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Kurt Heise (R) on October 8, 2013 To establish sentencing guidelines for the crime proposed by House Bill 5070 of “squatting,” defined as illegally occupying a residence with a market value of at least $100,000.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on October 8, 2013
Reported in the House on October 30, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on November 13, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 13, 2013
Passed 91 to 19 in the House on November 14, 2013 To establish sentencing guidelines for the crime proposed by House Bill 5070 of “squatting,” defined as illegally occupying a residence.
Received in the Senate on December 3, 2013
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 3, 2013
Reported in the Senate on January 15, 2014 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 34 to 4 in the Senate on June 11, 2014 (same description)
To establish sentencing guidelines for the crime proposed by House Bill 5070 of “squatting,” defined as illegally occupying a residence.
Received in the House on June 12, 2014
Passed 95 to 15 in the House on June 12, 2014
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 21, 2014

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