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2011 House Bill 5109: Revise youth personal watercraft safety vest requirement

Public Act 61 of 2012

Introduced by Rep. Nancy Jenkins R-Clayton on October 19, 2011
To repeal a law that prohibits a youth under age 12 who is riding on or being towed behind a personal watercraft from using a “Type III,” personal flotation device, instead of a more optimal “Type I” or “Type II” PFD.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee on October 19, 2011
Reported in the House on November 1, 2011
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
To repeal a law that prohibits a youth under age 12 who is riding on or being towed behind a personal watercraft from using a “Type III,” personal flotation device, instead of a more optimal “Type I” or “Type II” PFD.
Received in the Senate on November 30, 2011
Referred to the Senate Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Committee on November 30, 2011
Reported in the Senate on February 14, 2012
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on February 23, 2012
To move back the date the bill goes into effect.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 23, 2012
Received in the House on February 29, 2012
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 22, 2012

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