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MichiganVotes Weekly Report: May 29, 2020

House Bill 5097: Authorize small non-payday loans by payday lenders
Passed 58 to 49 in the House on May 27, 2020

To allow payday lenders to make “small loans” of up $2,500, subject to restrictions specified in the bill. These would be 90-day to one-year loans that are not secured by a future paycheck.

House Bill 5217: Permit student athletes to earn endorsement revenue
Passed 94 to 13 in the House on May 27, 2020

To prohibit colleges, the NCAA, or other intercollegiate athletic organizing bodies from prohibiting a student from participating in sports if the student has received compensation for the use of the his or her name, image, likeness rights, or athletic reputation, or if the student hires an agent.

Senate Bill 718: Extend roadside drug testing statewide
Passed 77 to 30 in the House on May 27, 2020

To authorize statewide roadside drug testing. This expands a five-county pilot program authorized by a 2016 law.

House Bill 5488: Let courts keep imposing operations costs on defendants
Passed 101 to 4 in the House on May 19, 2020

To extend until October of 2022 a law that permits courts to impose any costs on guilty defendants that are reasonably related to the actual costs of operating the court, including building maintenance expenses, court employee benefit expenses and more, and do so without tying those expenses to the particular case. The controversial 2014 law that authorized these impositions has already been extended once, and the introduced version of this bill would have added another three years, not two years.

Most viewed bills

2019 House Bill 4729
Authorize COVID-19 epidemic response spending

  2020 Senate Bill 909
End going to the polls, do elections by mail

  2020 House Bill 5709
Revise penalties for violating governor’s orders during declared emergency

  2019 Senate Bill 690
Appropriate federal coronavirus relief money



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