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2013 Senate Bill 623: Revise nonprofit corporations law

Public Act 557 of 2014

Introduced by Sen. Mike Kowall (R) on October 16, 2013 To revise and update details of many provisions in the state law governing nonprofit corporations.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Economic Development Committee on October 16, 2013
Reported in the Senate on May 15, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on May 21, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 21, 2014
Passed 33 to 2 in the Senate on May 27, 2014 (same description)
To revise and update details of many provisions in the state law governing nonprofit corporations.
Received in the House on May 27, 2014
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on May 27, 2014
Reported in the House on November 13, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1)* be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Townsend (D) on December 16, 2014 To revise terms in the bill to reflect the nature of nonprofit organizations as compared to for profit ones.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 16, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Frank Foster (R) on December 16, 2014 To revise procedures in the bill to reflect the nature of nonprofit organizations as compared to for profit ones.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 16, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Frank Foster (R) on December 16, 2014 To remove a reference to religious organizations that own a cemetery.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 16, 2014
Passed 77 to 32 in the House on December 18, 2014 (same description)
To revise and update details of many provisions in the state law governing nonprofit corporations.
Received in the Senate on December 18, 2014
Passed 37 to 1 in the Senate on December 18, 2014 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 10, 2015

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