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2015 Senate Bill 599: Revise, increase register of deeds fees

Public Act 224 of 2016

Introduced by Sen. Peter MacGregor (R) on November 4, 2015
To authorize a flat $35 fee for recording a document with a register of deeds regardless of how many pages, instead of the current charge of $8 plus $3 for each additional page. The bill also increases related fees.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee on November 4, 2015
Reported in the Senate on December 16, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on February 11, 2016
To revise details of the proposed inflation indexing.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 11, 2016
Passed 31 to 7 in the Senate on February 16, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To authorize a flat $30 fee for recording a document with a register of deeds regardless of how many pages, instead of the current charge of $8 plus $3 for each additional page. The bill also increases related fees, and would index the fees to inflation.
Received in the House on February 16, 2016
Referred to the House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee on February 16, 2016
Reported in the House on May 4, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Lee Chatfield (R) on May 25, 2016
To adopt a substitute that does not cause the fees to rise automatically with inflation over time.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 25, 2016
Passed 91 to 17 in the House on June 2, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To authorize a flat $30 fee for recording a document with a register of deeds regardless of how many pages, instead of the current charge of $8 plus $3 for each additional page.
Received in the Senate on June 7, 2016
Passed 30 to 7 in the Senate on June 7, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 22, 2016

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