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2011 House Bill 4845: Expand boat and watercraft regulations

Public Act 120 of 2012

Introduced by Rep. Frank Foster (R) on June 30, 2011
To define in statute what constitutes a “boating safety certificate,” so as to include the document received after taking a state-approved or Coast Guard course, and a written rental agreement for a personal watercraft. Also, to require a person supervising a child under age 12 who is operating a motorboat to also have taken the course and have the certificate in possession (in addition to the child having a certificate).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee on June 30, 2011
Reported in the House on November 1, 2011
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on November 10, 2011
To replace the previous version of the bill with one with substantive changes; see House-passed version.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 10, 2011
To prohibit a person born after July 1, 1996 from operating a motorboat unless he or she has a “boating safety certificate,” defined as the document received after taking a state-approved or Coast Guard course, or a written rental agreement for a personal watercraft.
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 substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 23, 2012
The substitute 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.
Received in the House on April 17, 2012
Moved to reconsider by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on April 17, 2012
The motion passed by voice vote in the House on April 17, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Frank Foster (R) on April 17, 2012
To also accept completion of a Canadian boating safety courses as meeting the requirements this law specifies.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 17, 2012
To pass the bill again after adding a clarifying amendment.
Received in the Senate on April 18, 2012
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 1, 2012

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