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August 19, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

Cut-off welfare truant scofflaws, ease stair-lift restrictions, cap government investor guarantees, raise license fees


While the Legislature is on a summer break with no voting, the Roll Call Report continues its review of key votes from the 2015-2016 session.

House Bill 4163, Relax licensure restrictions on residential lift installers: Passed 62 to 47 in the House on March 11, 2015

To permit a licensed residential homebuilder to install residential stairway lifts without imposing the onerous licensure provisions that apply to elevator contractors. This applies to one-story stair-climbing machines for elderly or handicapped individuals.

Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No”


House Bill 4163, Relax licensure restrictions on residential lift installers: Passed 27 to 10 in the Senate on May 13, 2015

The Senate vote on the bill described above.

Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No”


House Bill 4195, Cap government “venture capital investment” program: Passed 107 to 3 in the House on April 15, 2015

To prohibit the state from pledging any more future tax revenue to guarantee investor returns under an “early stage venture capital investment” scheme authorized by a 2003 law.

Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No”


House Bill 4195, Cap government “venture capital investment” program: Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on October 29, 2015

The Senate vote on the bill described above.

Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No”


House Bill 4328, Authorize withholding state money from overspending school districts: Passed 58 to 51 in the House on April 23, 2015

To give the Department of Treasury the authority to withhold state school aid payments from an overspending school district that fails to submit an acceptable “deficit elimination plan,” or that then falls more deeply into financial trouble.

Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No”


House Bill 4328, Authorize withholding state money from overspending school districts: Passed 25 to 12 in the Senate on June 18, 2015

The Senate vote on the bill described above.

Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No”


House Bill 4364, Increase plumbers license fees: Passed 96 to 14 in the House on April 29, 2015

To extend for another four years certain “temporary” increases in plumbers' license fees. This and several other fee increases enacted in 2015 were proposed by Gov. Rick Snyder as part of his annual budget recommendation.

Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No”


House Bill 4364, Increase plumbers license fees: Passed 23 to 15 in the Senate on May 26, 2015

The Senate vote on the bill described above.

Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No”


House Bill 4052, Preempt local employer wage, benefit or labor law mandates: Passed 57 to 52 in the House

To preempt local governments, public schools, state colleges and universities, and other governmental authorities from imposing wage, benefit or leave time mandates on employers that exceed state or federal law.

Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No”


House Bill 4052, Preempt local employer wage, benefit or labor law mandates: Passed 22 to 16 in the Senate on June 17, 2015

The Senate vote on the bill described above.

Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No”


House Bill 4041, Ban welfare for persistent truancy: Passed 74 to 36 in the House on March 26, 2015

To withhold welfare benefits from a household with children who are persistently truant from school. A truant child age 16 and above could be removed from the household for this.

Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No”


House Bill 4041, Ban welfare for persistent truancy: Passed 26 to 12 in the Senate on May 26, 2015

The Senate vote on the bill described above.

Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No”


SOURCE: MichiganVotes.org, a free, non-partisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, providing concise, non-partisan, plain-English descriptions of every bill and vote in the Michigan House and Senate. Please visit http://www.MichiganVotes.org.

 

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2015-2016

Bills Introduced
2841
Amendments Introduced
0940
New Laws Passed
0544