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2005 House Bill 5240: Revise speed limit law formulas

Public Act 85 of 2006

Introduced by Rep. Brian Palmer R- on September 28, 2005
To establish a establish a "general speed limit" of 55 miles per hour on highways where the maximum speed limit is not otherwise fixed. The bill would also establish other new “prima facie” (or “unless otherwise marked) highway speed limits of 25 miles per hour on a highway segment with 60 or more vehicular access points within one-half mile (meaning driveways and intersecting roadways); 35 miles per hour on a highway segment with 45 to 59 vehicular access points within one-half mile; and 45 miles per hour on a highway segment with no more than 44 vehicular access points within one-half mile.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Transportation Committee on September 28, 2005
Reported in the House on December 13, 2005
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on January 18, 2006
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that raises the "prima facie" speed limit in business and residential areas from 25 to 30 mph.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on January 18, 2006
To establish a establish a "general speed limit" of 55 miles per hour on highways where the maximum speed limit is not otherwise fixed. The bill would also establish other new “prima facie” (or “unless otherwise marked) highway speed limits of 30 miles per hour in a business district (currently 25 mph); 25 miles per hour in public parks (no change); 25 miles per hour on a highway segment with 60 or more vehicular access points within one-half mile (meaning driveways and intersecting roadways); 35 miles per hour on a highway segment with 45 to 59 vehicular access points within one-half mile; and 45 miles per hour on a highway segment with no more than 44 vehicular access points within one-half mile.
Received in the Senate on January 24, 2006
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on January 24, 2006
Reported in the Senate on February 23, 2006
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 28, 2006
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described. This was amended to allow local governments to impose 15 m.p.h. speed limits in parks.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 28, 2006
Amendment offered by Sen. Ron Jelinek R- on March 1, 2006
To apply the bill to school buses also.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 1, 2006
To establish a establish a "general speed limit" of 55 miles per hour on highways where the maximum speed limit is not otherwise fixed. The bill would also establish other new “prima facie” (or “unless otherwise marked) highway speed limits of 30 miles per hour in a business district (currently 25 mph); 25 miles per hour in public parks (no change); 25 miles per hour on a highway segment with 60 or more vehicular access points within one-half mile (meaning driveways and intersecting roadways); 35 miles per hour on a highway segment with 45 to 59 vehicular access points within one-half mile; and 45 miles per hour on a highway segment with no more than 44 vehicular access points within one-half mile.
Received in the House on March 1, 2006
Amendment offered by Rep. Brian Palmer R- on March 14, 2006
To clarify that the speed limit on any freeway must be between 55 mph and 70 mph.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 14, 2006
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Received in the Senate on March 15, 2006
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on April 2, 2006

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