Bills as Passed
This is a nice summary forwarded from Brad Forrester in Cheboygan...
CHANGES TO THE MMMACT AS A RESULT OF LEGISLATION PASSED ON 12/13/2012
HB 4834 amends Section 6 of the MMMAct (MCL 333.26426)
1) There is now a requirement that patients and caregivers be Michigan residents.
PROOF OF MICHIGAN RESIDENCY
For the purposes of this subdivision, a person shall be considered to have proved legal residency in this state if any of the following apply:
(i) The person provides a copy of a valid, lawfully obtained Michigan Driver License issued under
the Michigan Vehicle Code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257.1 to 257.923, or an official State Personal\
Identification Card issued under 1972 PA 222, MCL 28.291 to 28.300.
(ii) The person provides a copy of a valid Michigan voter registration.
2) The MMMAct states the department shall verify an application within 15 days from the day it is received by the department. This was changed to 15 BUSINESS days (M-F), weekends no longer
count toward the 15 day verification process.
3) The MMMAct states the department has 5 days to mail out card to qualifying patients and caregivers. This was changed to 5 BUSINESS days (M-F), weekends no longer count toward the
5 days the department has to mail out your card.
4) The MMMAct states that MMP Registry I.D. cards are good for one year. This was extended to
two (2) years.