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2013 House Bill 4441: Revise drunken boat, snowmobile & ORV operator thresholds

Public Act 402 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Matt Lori (R) on March 13, 2013
To prohibit operating a vessel with “any amount” of a controlled substance in the operator’s body, or if under age 21, “any amount” of alcohol. The bill also revises penalties and other details of this law.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on March 13, 2013
Reported in the House on May 8, 2013
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Lori (R) on December 3, 2014
To replace the term "vessel" with "motorboat" in the bill.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 3, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Lori (R) on December 3, 2014
To replace a definition of watercraft with a reference to federal regulations.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 3, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Lori (R) on December 3, 2014
To revise a detail of sanctions for offenders with prior offenses.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 3, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Klint Kesto (R) on December 3, 2014
To clarify that "operate" a watercraft means controlling it while underway, not when docked, anchored, etc.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 3, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Lori (R) on December 3, 2014
To clarify the effective date of the bill if passed.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 3, 2014
Received in the Senate on December 9, 2014
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 9, 2014
Reported in the Senate on December 10, 2014
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 27, 2015

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