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2012 Senate Bill 1034: Revise “bad driver tax” detail

Public Act 203 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand R-Lowell on March 21, 2012
To allow up to three drivers license reinstatements for a person whose license was suspended for failing to pay so-called “driver responsibility fees” (a.k.a. the “bad driver tax”). These very expensive fees for certain violations were originally adopted in 2003 to avoid spending cuts in that year’s and subsequent state government budgets. Under current law, only one such drivers license reinstatement is allowed.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on March 21, 2012
Reported in the Senate on May 2, 2012
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the House on May 17, 2012
Referred to the House Transportation Committee on May 17, 2012
Reported in the House on May 30, 2012
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Paul Opsommer R-Dewitt on June 14, 2012
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 14, 2012
Received in the Senate on June 14, 2012
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 25, 2012