Senate Bill 589: Billboards
Approve an "interim" billboard permit in Saginaw County under specific conditions. Conservative vote is yes.
(Senate Roll Call 648)
House Bill 4961: DRIC
Discharge from committee legislation creating a public-private partnership framework by which the Department of Transportation could move forward on the proposed Detroit River International Crossing project.
(Senate Roll Call 600)
House Bill 5640: Energy Loan
Would all local governments to create a clean energy efficiency improvement program where homeowners could pay for the cost of energy efficiency projects through higher property taxes.
(Senate Roll Call 457)
House Bill 6363: Toxic Cleanup
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.
(Senate Roll Call 576)
House Bill 4493: Multiple Passengers
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.
(Senate Roll Call 619)
House Bill 5858: Capital Outlay
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.
(Senate Roll Call 643)
Senate Bill 1561: Fetus Disposal
Created a three-year, $5,000 felony for anyone who doesn't properly dispose of an aborted fetus.
(Senate Roll Call 535)
Senate Bill 610: Property Lien
Allows commercial real estate brokers to put a lien on any property from which they are owed money for a sale or lease without having to go to court.
(Senate Roll Call 490)
House Bill 5409: JET Program
Add $6.5 million to the state budget for the welfare-to-work program called "JET Plus."
(Senate Roll Call 494)
Senate Bill 1177: Hydraulic Fracturing
Creates a rebuttable presumption that if any of the chemicals used to extract natural gas using "hydraulic fracturing" are found in nearby groundwater, the gas driller is liable.
(Senate Roll Call 481)
Senate Bill 1515: Hotel Tax
Increase from 2 to 5 percent the amount of room tax hotels and motels can impose for its local convention and tourism marketing bureau.
(Senate Roll Call 524)
Senate Bill 1226: Employee Contribution
Makes state employees contribute 3 percent of their salary into their pension fund as a part of budget-cutting passage.
(Senate Roll Call 180)
House Bill 6426: Liquor Reforms
Allow 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.
(Senate Roll Call 448)
House Bill 6224: Sunday Sales
Allows alcohol to be sold on Sunday morning, among other reforms favorable to those in the industry of selling beer, wine and liquor.
(Senate Roll Call 528)
Senate Bill 1475: Sidewalk Crack
Extend to cities the rule that a pedestrian can not sue a county for injury costs related to tripping over a sidewalk crack less than two inches in depth.
(Senate Roll Call 519)
Senate Bill 1284: Bullying
Legislatively link an education reform to one requiring all public school districts to develop anti-bullying policies.
(Senate Roll Call 360)
Senate Bill 1402: Gun Safety
Encourages elementary schools to adopt an "Eddie Eagle" gun safety program at the suggestion of the NRA.
(Senate Roll Call 351)
Senate Bill 1158: Fatherhood Initiative
Strip out of the budget $3.8 million for a "marriage and fatherhood initiative" program in the Department of Human Services budget.
(Senate Roll Call 263)
House Bill 5884: Ergonomics
Strip out a provision from the state budget prohibiting the administration from using money in this budget to create "ergonomics" regulations on businesses.
(Senate Roll Call 243)
Senate Resolution 158: Milk Spill
Urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to rescind rules that would require dairy farms to have oil spill prevention plans for milk storage tanks.
(Senate Roll Call 303)
Senate Bill 1283: Ultrasound
Requires that facilities that perform abortions use the most technically advanced equipment possible when conducting an ultrasound.
(Senate Roll Call 489)
Senate Bill 647: Stem Cell Regs
Creates new regulations dealing with embryo stem cell research.
(Senate Roll Call 195)
House Bill 5017: Rental Car Tax
Discharge from committee a bill raising rental car fees as a way to raise money for the Pure Michigan campaign.
(Senate Roll Call 160)
Senate Bill 389: Parks Passport
Creates a new $10 annual parks "passport" drivers can purchase when renewing their tabs as opposed to regular state parks fees.
(Senate Roll Call 163)
Senate Bill 1152: Minority Health Grants
Adds funding for certain immunization grants and programs, "minority health grants," chronic disease prevention programs, and other public health projects.
(Senate Roll Call 146)
House Bill 4394: Texting & Driving
Banning drivers from sending text messages while driving.
(Senate Roll Call 170)
House Bill 4410: Tenure Reform
Allows school administrators to remove tenure from teachers if the teacher is rated "ineffective."
(Senate Roll Call 581)
Senate Bill 980: Snowplow
Mandates that snowplows operate with a flashing light.
(Senate Roll Call 34)
Senate Bill 751: School Election Dates
Restricts when school districts can hold elections to even-year August or November dates.
(Senate Roll Call 186)
House Bill 5033: Indigent Defense
Changes a House bill to create an "Indigent Defense Council" to study and make recommendations for overhauling the state's system for courts appointing a lawyer for criminal defendant's who can't afford to hire one.
(Senate Roll Call 642)
Senate Bill 800: Medical Examiner
Provides immunity from civil liability for a person performing medical examiner duties in good faith.
(Senate Roll Call 94)
Senate Bill 1579: Zoo Taxes
Allows county zoo to double from .1 mil to .2 mils the maximum property tax that a county zoo authority is empowered to impose.
(Senate Roll Call 564)
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