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

Public Act 225 of 2014

  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. Passed 34 to 4 in the Senate on June 11, 2014, to establish sentencing guidelines for the crime proposed by House Bill 5070 of “squatting,” defined as illegally occupying a residence.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on June 12, 2014.
  6. Passed 95 to 15 in the House on June 12, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 21, 2014.

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