The drunken boating laws are among several signed in recent months that will launch new programs or have other implications for Michigan residents.
A look at some of the new laws taking effect Jan. 1 in Michigan and across the nation.
A new year means new laws.
Gov. Rick Snyder and legislators enacted more than 200 new laws in 2013. Here’s the top 10.
A law signed this week by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley requires that Michigan crime victims be notified of certain situations involving the defendants who perpetrated crimes against them.
Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a law that gives distressed communities the ability to choose an emergency manager or other remedies to fix their finances.
More than a dozen Democratic Michigan House members have introduced legislation to repeal the state’s “stand your ground” self-defense law after the fatal shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
Boaters no longer will be able to tie up overnight at spots where public roads end on lakes and other waterways under a measure signed into law this week by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley.
The Michigan House has started the first in a series of hearings on proposals that supporters say would clarify the state’s voter-approved law allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes.
A three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati is taking up the claim of three Michigan ministers that a federal hate crime law infringes on their First Amendment rights and should be declared unconstitutional.