LANSING — State Representative Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights) provided testimony to the House Regulatory Reform Committee in support of House Bill 4185, which she sponsored. The bill would allow due process protections for police officers that perform salvage vehicle inspections.

“House Bill 4185 is limited in scope with the intent to simply address the ambiguity of current state law and the absence of an appeals process,” said Plawecki. “We are flexible on the provisions in the bill, and are willing to continue working with interested parties to improve this legislation.”

The legislation would establish an appeals process for the revocation, suspension or denial of a police officer’s salvage vehicle inspector certification. The bill would also remove lifetime revocation, and require the Secretary of State to notify the officer in writing of his or her right to an appeal.

“Simply put, the intent of this bill is to protect citizens by providing them the right to appeal a state decision to revoke their certificate,” said Plawecki. “Other certificate holders are granted the right to an appeal. Why deny this right to hard-working police officers that perform salvage vehicle inspections?”