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Repeal MI Driver Responsibility Fee Public Act 165

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August 2003: Michigan passed Public Act 165, a.k.a "Driver Responsibility Fee". July 2009: Over 2 million Michigan residents are unable to commute to work due to the fees established by Public Act 165. Fact #1: these fees were brought on by the "offenders". Fact #2: The "offenders" have paid their fines to the courts, completed their drug counseling and community service. Fact #3: The State is blindly committing Double Jeopardy. I think we can all deal with having to pay a fee for disobeying the law. That's just part of the courts and law system. The Michigan Public Act 165 has made revenue for the State's General Fund and the Fire Protection Fund, but has more importantly disabled Michigan resident drivers from being able to commute to work, school,even our kids' sports games: therefore causing a disastrous trickle down effect of lost wages, stress on our families, a huge financial burden that not only takes a toll on the "offender" but his or hers spouse, unable to provide sufficient food for their kids, clothes on their backs and medical costs. This act is just a sorry excuse for redemption from our leaders' failed attempts to keep this state thriving. Our lawmakers should be spending more time on punishing rapists, molesters and murderers; making our educational standards way higher than what they are; and start listening to us "simple" folk because we have some pretty damn good ideas. Public Act 165 was designed to take "bad drivers" off our roads for a safer environment. How many still drive on suspended licenses because they have no other means of transportation Ya'll would be floored! Of the 10 million residents of Michigan, those of you who are affected by these driver responsibility fees, please join me in signing this pettion to repeal Public Act 165.

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