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2015 Senate Bill 490: Revise library and video rental confidentiality

Public Act 92 of 2016

Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) on September 10, 2015
To revise a law that restricts disclosing information about videos, books or recordings borrowed or rented by an individual without notifying the individual. The bill would allow the notification to be a written notice included with the material at the time it is rented or borrowed.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Commerce Committee on September 10, 2015
Reported in the Senate on December 10, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 15, 2015.
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To revise a law that restricts disclosing information about videos, books or recordings borrowed or rented by an individual without notifying the individual. The bill would allow the notification to be a written notice included with the material at the time it is rented or borrowed, and remove sanctions from unknowing or "incidental" release. It would also delete a provision allowing damages of up to $5,000 violation, instead limiting customer awards to the amount of any actual damages incurred.
Received in the House on December 16, 2015
Referred to the House Commerce and Trade Committee on December 16, 2015
Reported in the House on February 23, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Townsend (D) on March 3, 2016
To allow damages of up to $1,000 violation, instead of limiting customer awards to the amount of any actual damages incurred.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 3, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Jeremy Moss (D) on March 3, 2016
To require a higher level of disclosure and specific consent required from customers for release of information about rentals or borrowings.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 3, 2016
Substitute offered by Rep. Joseph Graves (R) on March 24, 2016
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 24, 2016
Received in the Senate on April 13, 2016
Amendment offered by Sen. Mike Kowall (R) on April 12, 2016
To strip out a provision allowing disclosures to a third party that are "incidental" to the ordinary course of business of the discloser.
The amendment failed 9 to 27 in the Senate on April 12, 2016.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on April 12, 2016
To authorize lawsuits and damages up to $5,000 for unauthorized disclosures.
The amendment failed 11 to 25 in the Senate on April 12, 2016.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on April 12, 2016
To make the required written confidentiality notices more specific, and more conspicuous.
The amendment failed 10 to 26 in the Senate on April 12, 2016.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on April 12, 2016
To replace key provisions of the bill with a less ambiguous ban on releasing non-public information without informed consent.
The amendment failed 10 to 26 in the Senate on April 12, 2016.
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Passed 28 to 8 in the Senate on April 12, 2016.
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To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 2, 2016

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