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2011 Senate Bill 77: Revise architect or engineer suit statute of limitations

Public Act 162 of 2011

Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker R-Lawton on January 27, 2011
To establish a two-year statute of limitations on lawsuits for for property damage or personal injury against architects and professional engineers, and a three-year statute of limitations on lawsuits against contractors.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 27, 2011
Reported in the Senate on February 9, 2011
With the recommendation that the substitute (S­1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 23, 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 Senate on February 23, 2011
Amendment offered by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker R-Lawton on February 24, 2011
To clarify that the revised statute of limitations is prospective only, not retroactive.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 24, 2011
Received in the House on February 24, 2011
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on February 24, 2011
Reported in the House on June 23, 2011
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Kurt Heise R-Plymouth on September 15, 2011
To move back the date the bill goes into effect.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on September 15, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. Kurt Heise R-Plymouth on September 20, 2011
To clarify the language of one provision in the statute being amended.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on September 20, 2011
Received in the Senate on September 21, 2011
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 4, 2011

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