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2011 House Bill 4847: Expand boat and watercraft regulations

Public Act 59 of 2012

Introduced by Rep. Harold Haugh (D) on June 30, 2011
To require barges to display the owner’s name and contact information in light-reflecting 6-inch letters, and revise the light requirements for barges at night so they also to apply to stationary barges that partially block a channel.   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 that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 10, 2011
Passed 94 to 11 in the House on November 29, 2011.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To require barges to display the owner’s name and contact information in light-reflecting 6-inch letters, and revise the light requirements and other regulations for barges at night or when moored.
Received in the House on November 29, 2011
Moved to reconsider by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on November 29, 2011
To reconsider the vote by which the House passed the bill, so a member who missed the first vote can vote.
The motion passed by voice vote in the House on November 29, 2011
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 bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on February 23, 2012
To move back the date the bill goes into effect.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 23, 2012
Received in the House on February 29, 2012
Passed 103 to 6 in the House on March 6, 2012.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 22, 2012

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