House Bill 5858: Capital Outlay
1. HB 5858, sponsored by Lahti, Roll Call 478, 11/10/10, allows the state to use $383 million in space under the bond cap to authorize the spending of $968 million on new state, university and college buildings and upgrades. It includes $15 million for a Detroit crime lab. Conservative vote is no.
(House Roll Call 478)
House Bill 5346: Aerotropolis
2. HB 5346, sponsored by Geiss, Roll Call 583, 12/3/10, creates five new corporate, tax-free zones called “next Michigan development corporations,” designed to lure logistical companies near airports and railroads, specifically the companies near the Detroit Metro and Willow Run airport. Conservative vote is no.
(House Roll Call 583)
House Bill 5368: Phosphorous fertilizer
3. HB 5368, sponsored by Terry Brown, Roll Call Vote 544, 12/2/10, restricts the use of phosphorous fertilizer. Conservative vote is no.
(House Roll Call 544)
Senate Bill 1579: Zoo Tax
4. SB 1574, sponsored by Sen. Gilda [JACOBS] (D-Huntington Woods), Roll Call 501, 11/30/10, allows county zoo to double from .1 mil to .2 mils the maximum property tax that a county zoo authority is empowered to impose. Conservative vote is no.
(House Roll Call 501)
Senate Bill 1515: Convention Tax
5. SB 1515, sponsored by Birkholz, Roll Call 511, 12/1/10, increase from 2 to 5 percent the amount of room tax hotels and motels can impose for its local convention and tourism marketing bureau. Conservative vote is no.
(House Roll Call 511)
House Bill 6007: Alcohol Omnibus
6. HB 6224, sponsored by Kandrevas, Roll Call 446, 9/29/10, allows alcohol to be sold on Sunday morning, among other reforms favorable to those in the industry of selling beer, wine and liquor. Conservative vote is no.
(House Roll Call 446)
Senate Bill 1486: Tattoo Parlor Fees
7. SB 1486, sponsored by Rep. John [GLEASON] (D-Flushing), Roll Call 497, 11/30/10, increases the tattoo parlor license fee from $100 per year to $500 per year. The bill would also require parlors to maintain a bloodborne infectious disease exposure control plan with employee training. Conservative vote is no.
(House Roll Call 497)
House Bill 6484: Railroad Improvement Bonds
8. HB 6484, sponsored by Schmidt, Roll Call 487, 11/10/10, allowed the state to bond up to $100 million in b onPassed 67 to 31 in the House on November 10, 2010, to draw down federal money for several railroad improvement projects. Conservative vote is no.
(House Roll Call 487)
House Bill 6426: Alcohol Rebates
9. HB 6426, sponsored by Johnson, Roll Call 404, 9/22/10, allows liquor companies to attach instant rebate coupons, mixers or soda products to bottles for marketing purposes; authorize $50,000 wine auction licenses; and increase bootlegging penalties and enforcement measures as a way to raise money for the budget. Conservative vote is no.
(House Roll Call 404)
Senate Bill 1345: Toxic Cleanup
10. SB 1345, sponsored by Sen. Patty [BIRKHOLZ] (R-Saugatuck), Roll Call 507, 12/1/10, was part of a multi-bill package the business community pushed to allow them to better work with state regulators on toxic cleanup. Included a provision that state rules could not be more stringent than federal standards. Conservative vote is yes.
(House Roll Call 507)
House Bill 6151: Complete Streets
11. HB 6151, sponsored by Switalski, Roll Call 298, 6/29/10, would require state and local transportation departments to consider a "complete-streets" format when redoing a street. Conservative vote is no.
(House Roll Call 298)
House Resolution 309: Stimulus Money
12. HR 309, sponsored by Lisa Brown, Roll Call 343, 7/1/10, would ask Congress to approve more state money for Medicaid and unemployment benefits. Conservative vote is no.
(House Roll Call 343)
Senate Bill 1267: Refined Petroleum
14. SB 1267, sponsored by Sen. Dennis [OLSHOVE] (D-Warren), Roll Call 498, 11/30/10, continues a 7/8th cent-per-gallon gas tax originally dedicated for the cleanup of underground fuel tanks. Conservative vote is no.
(House Roll Call 498)
Senate Bill 1072: Binding Arbitrtion
13. SB 1072, sponsored by Rep. Randy [RICHARDVILLE] (R-Monroe), Roll Call 296, 6/24/10, 2010, makes it clear that if two public fire entities combine services, the impacted entity doesn't lose the right to a binding arbitrator under certain situations, among other reform. Conserative vote is no.
(House Roll Call 296)
House Bill 5830: Lien Recovery Fund
15. HB 5830, sponsored by Hammel, Roll Call 270, 6/16/10, eliminates the nearly insolvent state homeowner construction lien recovery fund, which money collected from licensed contractors that was used to pay the claims of subcontractors, suppliers, and laborers or unpaid wages. Conservative vote yes.
(House Roll Call 270)
House Bill 4961: DRIC
16. An amendment to HB 4961, sponsored by Cushingberry, Roll Call 222, 5/26/10, that the bill does not specifically authorize a Detroit River International Crossing. Conservative vote is yes.
(House Roll Call 222)
House Bill 6195: Unionization
17. HB 6195, sponsored by Johnson, Roll Call 337, 7/1/10, puts into law the Michigan Quality Community Care Council, an organization skeptics believe was created to unionize 42,000 individuals hired by elderly or disabled Medicaid recipients to provide personal care services in their homes. Conservative vote is no.
(House Roll Call 337)
Senate Bill 1227: 3 Percent
18. SB 1227, sponsored by Sen. Jud [GILBERT] (R-Algonac), Roll Call 194, 5/14/10, makes public school employees contribute 3 percent of their salary into their pension fund as a part of budget-cutting passage. Conservative vote is yes.
(House Roll Call 194)
House Bill 4580: Bullying
19. HB 4580, sponsored by Byrnes, Roll Call 191, 5/13/10, legislatively links an education reform to a bill requiring all public school districts to develop anti-bullying policies. Conservative vote is no.
(House Roll Call 191)
House Bill 4394: Texting
20. HB 4394, sponsored by Gonzales, Roll Call 141, 4/20/10, bans drivers from sending text messages while driving. Conservative vote is no.
(House Roll Call 141)
House Bill 6053: Pepper Spray
21. HB 6053, sponsored by Crawford, eliminates a prohibition on the use of pepper spray with a 10 percent oleoresin capsicum concentration. Currently, citizens are limited to 2 percent pepper spray. Conservative vote is yes.
(House Roll Call 331)
House Bill 6042: Euthanizing
22. HB 6042, sponsored by Rick Jones, Roll Call 400, 9/22/10, requires that euthanizing cats and dogs only be done though lethal injection as opposed to a gas chamber or through other means. Conservative vote is no.
(House Roll Call 400)
House Bill 6011: Staff 401k
23. HB 6011, sponsored by Durhal, Roll Call 143, 4/21/20, suspend legislative staff’s employer “401k” contribution.
(House Roll Call 143)
House Bill 5999: Fireworks
24. HB 5999, sponsored by Haugh, Roll Call 184, 5/12/10, legalizes certain fireworks. Conservative vote is no.
(House Roll Call 184)
House Bill 4699: deca-BDEs
25. HB 4699, sponsored by Kennedy, Roll Call 17, 1/27/10, prohibits the manufacture or distribution of products containing decabromodiphenyl ethers (deca-BDEs), which are a commonly used flame retardant for electronics, furniture, mattresses, etc. Conservative is no.
(House Roll Call 17)
House Bill 5472: CCW Exemption
26. HB 5472, sponsored by Segal, Roll Call 41, 2/24/10, exempts military members acting in the line of duty from certain CCW provisions. Conservative vote is yes.
(House Roll Call 41)
House Bill 5456: Absentee Ballot
27. HB 5456, sponsored by Miller, requires local governments to maintain a permanent absent voter list, and to require local elections clerks to automatically send out absentee ballots in certain situations.
(House Roll Call 25)
House Bill 5211: Transportation Plan
29. HB 5211, sponsored by Donigan, requires local land use plans to include “an adequate provision for a system of public transportation” in the things they consider. Conservative vote is no.
(House Roll Call 244)
Senate Bill 528: Single-Use Syringe
30. SB 0528, sponsored by Sen. Bill [HARDIMAN] (R-Kentwood), would prohibit a health care provider from knowingly reusing, recycling, refurbishing for reuse a “reprocessed single-use medical device” on a patient unless it meets certain sterility standards. Conservative is no.
(House Roll Call 57)
House Bill 5165: Morning After pill
31. HB 5165, sponsored by Donigan, Roll Call 102, 3/24/10, requires the Department of Community Health to disseminate information to the public about “emergency contraceptive” (the “morning after” pill). Conservative vote is no.
(House Roll Call)
House Bill 4917: Detroit Pension
32. HB 4917, sponsored by Durhal, Roll Call 474, 11/10/10, prohibits Detroit police and fire unions from bargaining in contract negotiations over whether a retiree is selected to represent retired employees on the pension board.
(House Roll Call 474)
House Bill 4747: Helmet Repeal
33. HB 4747, sponsored by LeBlanc, Roll Call 121, 3/25/10, repeals the mandatory motorcycle helmet requirement for riders age 21 and above who carry extra insurance covering the costs of a rider's injuries. Conservative yes.
(House Roll Call 121)
House Bill 4493: Passenger In Car
34. HB 4493, sponsored by LeBlanc, Roll Call 459, 11/10/10, bans first-year drivers under 18 from having more than one passenger in the car who is a minor unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, except for driving to school. It also bans young drivers from driving between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless they are going to or from work. Conservative vote is no.
(House Roll Call 459)