Act No. 460

Public Acts of 2012

Approved by the Governor

December 22, 2012

Filed with the Secretary of State

December 27, 2012

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 27, 2012




Introduced by Reps. Glardon, Haveman, Agema, Daley, Opsommer, Zorn, Rendon, Kurtz, Johnson, Ouimet, Roy Schmidt, Haines, Jenkins, Lori, Yonker, Horn, Heise, Tyler, Cavanagh, Olson, Outman, Goike, Cotter, Price, Bledsoe, Callton, Knollenberg, Lyons and Jacobsen


AN ACT to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “An act to revise, consolidate, codify, and add to the statutes relating to crimes; to define crimes and prescribe the penalties and remedies; to provide for restitution under certain circumstances; to provide for the competency of evidence at the trial of persons accused of crime; to provide immunity from prosecution for certain witnesses appearing at criminal trials; to provide for liability for damages; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening any of the provisions of this act,” (MCL 750.1 to 750.568) by adding section 474.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 474. (1) A person shall not transport or possess usable marihuana as defined in section 26423 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.26423, in or upon a motor vehicle or any self-propelled vehicle designed for land travel unless the usable marihuana is 1 or more of the following:

(a) Enclosed in a case that is carried in the trunk of the vehicle.

(b) Enclosed in a case that is not readily accessible from the interior of the vehicle, if the vehicle in which the person is traveling does not have a trunk.

(2) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $500.00, or both.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.

Clerk of the House of Representatives

Secretary of the Senate