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My Legislators' Key Votes of June-July 2017

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House Bill 4013: Allow electronic vehicle registration in car...
[Allow electronic vehicle registration in car instead of paper] to allow the vehicle registration document motorists are required to have when driving to be an electronic picture of the document on their smartphone or other device
      Senate Roll Call 269 on Mar. 15, 2017.

House Bill 4636: Criminalize female genital mutilation of minors
to make it a crime subject to 15 years in prison to perform a clitoridectomy, infibulation, or other female genital mutilation on a girl age 17 or younger. Claims that the procedure is required by custom or ritual would be explicitly excluded as a defense to prosecution
      Senate Roll Call 271 on Jun. 13, 2017.

Senate Bill 401: Overhaul school employee retirement system

      Senate Roll Call 259 on Jun. 15, 2017.

Senate Bill 401: Overhaul school employee retirement system
to replace the current school pension system with one that requires more cost-sharing by new employees, and contains provisions intended to limit state management practices responsible for the $29.1 billion of unfunded liabilities in the status quo system. New employees could choose instead to receive substantial employer contributions to 401(k) accounts (4 percent of salary automatically, and an employer-match of up to 3 percent more). If the overhauled defined benefit component is not properly funded then employees who enrolled in it would have to pay half the cost of correcting this. If underfunding exceeds specified levels it would be closed to new hires
      Senate Roll Call 261 on May. 23, 2017.

House Bill 4647: Overhaul school employee retirement system
to replace the current school pension system with one that requires more cost-sharing by new employees, and contains provisions intended to limit state management practices responsible for the $29.1 billion of unfunded liabilities in the status quo system. New employees could choose instead to receive substantial employer contributions to 401(k) accounts (4 percent of salary automatically, and an employer-match of up to 3 percent more). If the overhauled defined benefit component is not properly funded then employees who enrolled in it would have to pay half the cost of correcting this. If underfunding exceeds specified levels it would be closed to new hires
      House Roll Call 211 on May. 23, 2017.

Senate Bill 249: Ban government, school district discrimination...
[Ban government, school district discrimination against charter schools] to prohibit a school district or local government from refusing to sell property to a charter or private school, or taking other actions designed to keep these potential conventional public school competitors from using property for a lawful educational purpose. Prohibited actions could also include imposing deed or zoning restrictions. A number of local governments and conventional school districts have adopted such restrictions in the past
      House Roll Call 230 on May. 23, 2017.

House Bill 4608: Exempt residential painters and decorators...
[Exempt residential painters and decorators from licensure mandate] to exempt painters and decorators from the licensure mandate imposed on residential maintenance and alteration contractors
      House Roll Call 229 on May. 11, 2017.

Senate Bill 94: Accelerate vehicle trade-in “sales tax on the...
[Accelerate vehicle trade-in “sales tax on the difference”] to accelerate the 24-year phase-in of a 2013 law that exempted from sales tax the value of a trade-in when buying a motor vehicle, titled watercraft or recreational vehicle. This would save new car buyers $28.7 million in 2021, and increase gradually through 2028
      House Roll Call 248 on Mar. 29, 2017.

Senate Bill 245: Repeal switchblade ban
to repeal the state law against owning, selling or possessing a switchblade knife, “the blade or blades of which can be opened by the flick of a button.” Reportedly the ban is outdated and unevenly enforced
      House Roll Call 238 on Apr. 20, 2017.

House Bill 4213: Require court order to breathalyze minor who...
[Require court order to breathalyze minor who says no] to establish that a police officer must get a court order to get a breath test for alcohol from a minor who objects. This is not related to drunk driving or vehicles, but to enforcement of a state law that bans minors from being in possession of alcohol. Recent court cases have suggested that doing this without a court order is unconstitutional
      Senate Roll Call 289 on Mar. 30, 2017.

House Bill 4557: Authorize prison for bringing 26 or more cases...
[Authorize prison for bringing 26 or more cases of beer or wine into state] to authorize up to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine for bringing more than around 26 cases of wine or beer into the state without all the required licenses mandated by the state. Smaller quantities would be subject to 93 days in jail
      Senate Roll Call 304 on May. 30, 2017.

House Bill 4427: Regulate access to police body camera images
to establish that police body camera recordings taken in a private place are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. Individuals whose image is captured, owners of property seized or damaged in a crime and some others could still request a copy of the recordings subject to privacy exemptions. Police body camera recordings would have to be kept for at least 30 days, or longer if there is an related investigation
      Senate Roll Call 290 on May. 24, 2017.

House Bill 4313: Appropriations: “Omnibus” education budget
the final K-12 school aid, community college and university budgets for the fiscal year that begins Oct 1, 2017. This bill appropriates a $16.608 billion, of which $1.838 billion is federal money. Of this total, $14.580 billion would go to K-12 public education, compared to $14.161 billion approved last year. Another $1.629 billion is for state universities, compared to $1.582 billion the prior year. Community colleges would get $399 million, up from $395 million last year.
House Bill 4323 funds the rest of state government, and when combined with this it means the state will spend pend $56.5 billion next year, a 2.9 percent increase
      House Roll Call 218 on Jun. 20, 2017.

House Bill 4313: Appropriations: “Omnibus” education budget
the final K-12 school aid, community college and university budgets for the fiscal year that begins Oct 1, 2017. This bill appropriates a $16.608 billion, of which $1.838 billion is federal money. Of this total, $14.580 billion would go to K-12 public education, compared to $14.161 billion approved last year. Another $1.629 billion is for state universities, compared to $1.582 billion the prior year. Community colleges would get $399 million, up from $395 million last year.
House Bill 4323 funds the rest of state government, and when combined with this it means the state will spend pend $56.5 billion next year, a 2.9 percent increase
      Senate Roll Call 281 on Jun. 22, 2017.

House Bill 4323: Appropriations: 2017-2018 “Omnibus” budget
the non-education portion of the state government budget for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1, 2017. This would appropriate $39.9 billion, of which $21.2 billion is federal money. This compares to $38.7 billion authorized the year before. The education portion of the budget (K-12, community colleges and state universities) is in House Bill 4313 and authorizes spending of $16.6 billion.
Altogether, when both "omnibus" budgets are combined, the state will spend pend $56.5 billion next year, vs. $54.9 billion last year, or a 2.9 percent increase
      House Roll Call 217 on Jun. 20, 2017.

House Bill 4323: Appropriations: 2017-2018 “Omnibus” budget
the non-education portion of the state government budget for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1, 2017. This would appropriate $39.9 billion, of which $21.2 billion is federal money. This compares to $38.7 billion authorized the year before. The education portion of the budget (K-12, community colleges and state universities) is in House Bill 4313 and authorizes spending of $16.6 billion.
Altogether, when both "omnibus" budgets are combined, the state will spend pend $56.5 billion next year, vs. $54.9 billion last year, or a 2.9 percent increase
      Senate Roll Call on Jun. 22, 2017.

House Bill 4170: Authorize Physician Orders for Scope of...
[Authorize Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment form and procedures] to authorize a process for creating a standardized form for individuals to express their wishes regarding medical treatment and end of life care, which is called Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST). This would be like the current Do Not Resuscitate form but with more details. This bill establishes an ad hoc committee to draft a form, procedures and more
      House Roll Call 244 on Feb. 7, 2017.

House Bill 4584: Mandate giving spina bifida information to new...
[Mandate giving spina bifida information to new parents] to mandate that a physician or other medical provider give an expecting mother or new parent specified information about spina bifida if this is detected in a fetus or newborn. Opponents were concerned that these tests produce a large number of false-positive results
      House Roll Call 231 on May. 4, 2017.

House Bill 4355: Ban police sex with prostitutes
to repeal an exemption that allows police to have sex with a prostitute as part of an investigation
      House Roll Call 240 on Mar. 14, 2017.

Senate Bill 248: Create World War I centennial commission
to create a state World War I centennial commission that would plan and encourage activities to commemorate the centennial of World War I. Also called The Great War, WW I began in August of 1914 and ended on November 11, 1918; the United States entered in April 1917. World War I was the first fully “industrialized” war, introducing on a mass scale for the first time modern machine guns, artillery, poison gas, aerial bombing and more
      House Roll Call 235 on Apr. 19, 2017.

Senate Bill 160: License Polaris “Slingshot” type vehicles as a...
[License Polaris “Slingshot” type vehicles as a motorcycle] to revise the regulations on motorcycles in the state vehicle code so they also apply to “autocycles,” in particular to three wheeled vehicles like the Polaris “Slingshot.” Under current law vehicles like this happen to fit a particular definition requiring they be enclosed and have other car-like features such as windshields and wipers
      House Roll Call 234 on Apr. 19, 2017.

House Bill 4559: Permit beer and wine cartel members to hold...
[Permit beer and wine cartel members to hold tastings for staff] to permit the handful of members in the state-protected beer and wine wholesale and distribution cartel to hold educational product sampling sessions for employees
      Senate Roll Call 306 on May. 30, 2017.

Senate Bill 270: Require bona fide prescriber-patient...
[Require bona fide prescriber-patient relationship” for opioid prescription] to require a doctor have a “bona fide prescriber-patient relationship” before prescribing opioid and other painkillers that are subject to abuse
      Senate Roll Call 298 on Mar. 23, 2017.

Senate Bill 274: Restrict opioid prescription quantities
to restrict the amount of opioid pain pills a doctor may prescribe to a seven day supply for acute conditions and 30 days for chronic ones
      Senate Roll Call 300 on Mar. 23, 2017.

House Bill 4759: Sell Senate's former office building in Lansing
to sell the former state Senate office building in Lansing for fair market value. Last year the Senate moved into a new building acquired through a lease-purchase agreement that reportedly will cost taxpayers more than $134 million over 30 years
      House Roll Call 256 on Jun. 14, 2017.

House Bill 4759: Sell Senate's former office building in Lansing
to sell the former state Senate office building in Lansing for fair market value. Last year the Senate moved into a new building acquired through a lease-purchase agreement that reportedly will cost taxpayers more than $134 million over 30 years
      Senate Roll Call 312 on Jun. 21, 2017.

Senate Bill 244: Accommodate transfer of state revenue to...
[Accommodate transfer of state revenue to certain business owners] to exempt from standard taxpayer confidentiality provisions the disclosures made by state officials about a business’s taxes, for purposes of creating an annual report on the state subsidies Senate Bills 242 and 243 would authorize
      House Roll Call 262 on Mar. 29, 2017.

Senate Bill 242: Transfer state revenue to certain business owners
to authorize giving up to $200 million of state revenue to certain business owners, in particular a Chinese company involved in iPhone manufacture. Owners of selected firms would get cash subsidies for up to 10 years equal to half or all of the income tax paid by their employees
      House Roll Call 260 on Mar. 29, 2017.

 

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