FLURRY OF CHANGES IN MICHIGAN STATUTES

  • Just before the Michigan Legislature went on its Christmas break in December of 2016, it passed and the Governor signed various laws:
    • Modified penalties for unendorsed motorcycle riders.
    • Allowed private college security officers to provide off-campus law enforcement.
    • Expanded the arrest authority of peace officers to include airport authority police
    • Allowed driving of autonomous vehicles in a test setting and provide for an autonomous-vehicle mobility research center.
    • Provide compensation of $50,000 per year and re-entry services for people who are wrongly convicted and imprisoned.
    • Change the penalties for a minor in possession of alcohol from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction.
    • Removed the requirement for a Dower provision in Judgments of Divorce or legal separation.

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