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Sept. 8 Michigan Legislature Roll Call Report


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Senate Bill 409, Facilitate private home Great Lakes harbor leases: Passed 26 to 12 in the Senate
To authorize 50 year "bottomland" leases to owners of single-family homes on Great Lakes shorelines who want to create a private, non-commercial, recreational harbor formed by a breakwater. Owners would have to pay 1 percent of their home's state equalized property value in an up-front lump sum payment every 25 years. The money would go into a segregated account that pays for parts of the Department of Environmental Quality's operations.
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Senate Bill 404, Give veterans free state identification cards: Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate
To exempt veterans from having to pay the usual fee to get a state identification card.
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House Bill 4892, Correct some cities' candidate filing deadline errors: Passed 92 to 13 in the House
To provide an exemption to state-imposed city election candidacy filing deadlines for several cities that gave prospective candidates bad information on this, causing some to miss being on the ballot this November. The bill would require these cities to put these candidates on the ballot. It would also require more training and oversight for these cities' election officials, and impose $2,500 fines.
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