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2013 Senate Bill 633: Allow community service to cover some “bad driver” fees

Public Act 283 of 2014

Introduced by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on October 22, 2013 To allow a person to do 10 hours of “community service” in lieu of paying a state “bad driver fee” for certain offenses, including driving without a license and failing to have or produce proof of insurance. The fees for these particular offences were repealed by a 2011 law, so the bill would apply only to individuals who incurred and failed to pay them in the past. These very high, revenue-raising fees were originally imposed in 2003 to avoid spending cuts in that year’s and subsequent state government budgets.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on October 22, 2013
Reported in the Senate on November 13, 2013 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on May 21, 2014
Reported in the Senate on June 12, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on June 12, 2014 (same description)
To allow a person to do 10 hours of “community service” in lieu of paying a state “bad driver fee” for certain offenses, including driving without a license and failing to have or produce proof of insurance. The fees for these particular offences were repealed by a 2011 law, so the bill would apply only to individuals who incurred and failed to pay them in the past. These very high, revenue-raising fees were originally imposed in 2003 to avoid spending cuts in that year’s and subsequent state government budgets.
Received in the House on June 12, 2014
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on June 12, 2014
Reported in the House on July 16, 2014 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass..
Passed 110 to 0 in the House on September 9, 2014 To allow a person to do 10 hours of “community service” in lieu of paying a state “bad driver fee” for certain offenses, including driving without a license and failing to have or produce proof of insurance. The fees for these particular offences were repealed by a 2011 law, so the bill would apply only to individuals who incurred and failed to pay them in the past. These very high, revenue-raising fees were originally imposed in 2003 to avoid spending cuts in that year’s and subsequent state government budgets. A law enacted earlier in 2014 would gradually phase out the fees imposed for additional offenses.
Received in the Senate on September 10, 2014
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on September 10, 2014 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on September 23, 2014

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