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Nov. 24 Michigan Legislature Roll Call Report



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The Legislature is on Thanksgiving break with no sessions scheduled until Nov. 28. Since there were no votes, this week’s report describes some of the 39 amendments to the state constitution that lawmakers have formally proposed this year. To become law these require a two-thirds vote in the House and Senate and approval by voters.

Senate Joint Resolution M: Give legislature power to cancel administrative rules:
Introduced by Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R), to place before voters in the next general election a constitutional amendment that would give a majority of the legislature the power to cancel administrative rules promulgated by state departments. Also, the measure would require each state department to post a list of core services for which it is uniquely responsible, the amount of annual spending on these, and key performance measures. Then, the governor’s annual budget recommendation would be required to have two parts, a core services budget and a budget for everything else. Referred to committee, no further action at this time.

House Joint Resolution T: “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” spending cap (TABOR):
Introduced by Rep. Martin Howrylak (R), to place before voters in the next general election a constitutional amendment to cap annual state government spending increases at the rate of inflation plus increases in the state population, with any amount over that returned to taxpayers. Referred to committee, no further action at this time.

House Joint Resolution W: Require state university board meetings be held in public:
Introduced by Rep. Martin Howrylak (R), to place before voters in the next general election a constitutional amendment to establish that meetings of the governing boards of state universities must be held in public. Referred to committee, no further action at this time.

House Joint Resolution Y: Authorize service animal income tax break:
Introduced by Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D), to place before voters in the next general election a constitutional amendment to authorize a state income tax deduction for the cost, care and maintenance of a service animal used by a disabled person. Referred to committee, no further action at this time.

House Joint Resolution Z: Ban charter school boards contracting with for-profit management companies:
Introduced by Rep. Kristy Pagan (D), to place before voters in the next general election a constitutional amendment to prohibit a charter school board from contracting with a for-profit education management company to provide staff and comprehensive educational, administrative, management or instructional services. Referred to committee, no further action at this time.
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