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2021 Senate Bill 507: Waive drivers license late fees until Secretary of State fully open

Public Act 71 of 2021

Introduced by Sen. Kevin Daley (R) on June 3, 2021
To prohibit the Secretary of State from charging drivers license renewal late fees until all its branch offices are open “on a consistent basis” for a minimum of 25 hours per week for in-person services with no appointment or preregistration requirement. Also, to require the department to submit to the legislature a detailed report on how it plans to get caught up on renewals delayed by branch office closures and open-hour limitations in response to the coronavirus epidemic.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate on June 3, 2021
Received in the House on June 10, 2021
Referred to the House Oversight Committee on June 10, 2021
Reported in the House on June 24, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Steven Johnson (R) on June 30, 2021
To adopt a less "prescriptive" version of the bill that still requires Secretary of State branch offices to be open for same-day, walk-in services.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 30, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Julie Brixie (D) on June 30, 2021
To not permit the bill to become law unless House Bills 4946 and 4947 also become law, which would appropriate an extra $20 million federal stimulus dollars to cover Secretary of State branch office expenses.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 30, 2021
To prohibit the Secretary of State from charging late fees on drivers license or licenses and document renewals until all its branch offices are open for walk-in service that allow same-day transactions to be completed without the requirement of an advance appointment.
Received in the Senate on July 15, 2021
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on July 29, 2021

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