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2013 House Bill 4545: Ban wrecker and tow truck “ambulance chasing”

Public Act 303 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Dale W. Zorn (R) on April 11, 2013
To prohibit tow truck and wrecking service operators from traveling to an accident site to solicit business unless their service has been requested by police.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on April 11, 2013
Reported in the House on October 3, 2013
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on June 11, 2014
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on June 11, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Dale W. Zorn (R) on June 11, 2014
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 11, 2014
Received in the Senate on July 16, 2014
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 16, 2014
Reported in the Senate on September 18, 2014
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on October 1, 2014.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To prohibit tow truck and wrecking service operators from traveling to an accident site to solicit business unless their service has been requested by police. Also, to prohibit local governments from charging wrecker and tow truck operations a fee for responding to a request from police or a motorist at an accident site.
Received in the House on October 2, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Dale W. Zorn (R) on October 2, 2014
To clarify that government agency or its personnel are immune from liability for moving accident vehicles and related property out of the roadway, except in cases of gross negligence.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on October 2, 2014
Passed 103 to 4 in the House on October 2, 2014.
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To approve the bill again after adding the second Zorn amendment.
Received in the Senate on October 2, 2014
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on October 2, 2014.
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To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 9, 2014

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