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Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr., D-East Lansing, District 23. 517-373-1734. senchertel@senate.michigan.gov
Rep. Sarah Anthony, D-Lansing, District 68. (517) 373-0826. sarahanthony@house.mi.gov

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Senate Bill 184: Impose drinking water safety mandate on school
Passed 35 to 1 in the Senate on September 20, 2022
To require schools and child care facilities to develop a “drinking water safety plan” that meets detailed standards and reporting requirements, and have at least one “filtered bottle-filling station” for every 100 occupants. State grants would be authorized, but no funding source is specified.
Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) 'Not Voting'
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Senate Bill 1081: Stop naming roads after politicians
Passed 27 to 9 in the Senate on September 20, 2022
To no longer name Michigan roads after politicians, living or dead, and instead name them only after individuals who died in service to the state or a local community, or members of the military who were killed or performed acts of great heroism or valor. The bill would assign the duty of naming roads to a state board.
Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) 'Not Voting'
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House Bill 5732: Increase spending on some communities' road patrol subsidies
Passed 34 to 2 in the Senate on September 20, 2022
To earmark $15 million in liquor tax revenue to a “secondary road patrol and training fund,” with the intention of increasing subsidies for some local governments that come in the form of having State Police patrol their local roads.
Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) 'Not Voting'
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House Bill 5956: Let courts keep imposing building and personnel costs on defendants
Passed 98 to 10 in the House on September 22, 2022
To extend for three more years a law that permits courts to impose a portion of their operating expenses on guilty defendants, such as building maintenance, employee benefit costs and more.
Rep. Sarah Anthony (D) 'Voted Yes'
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House Bill 6369: Extend driverless car facilitation law
Passed 106 to 2 in the House on September 22, 2022
To extend until 2027 the 2022 expiration of a 2016 law that prohibits local governments from imposing a local fee, registration, franchise, or regulation on an “on-demand automated motor vehicle network” devised for driverless cars.
Rep. Sarah Anthony (D) 'Voted Yes'
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House Bill 6195: Revise laws to incorporate lessons learned from COVID epidemic
Passed 62 to 36 in the House on September 22, 2022
To cap at 28 days the authority of the state health department to impose emergency orders in response to a “menace to public health,” after which legislative approval would be required to extend the order. This is one of a number of Republican bills to add various limits and reporting requirements to state agency emergency response measures.
Rep. Sarah Anthony (D) 'Voted No'
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House Bill 5751: Prescribe standards for “emotional support animal” certification
Passed 108 to 0 in the House on September 22, 2022
To make it a civil infraction subject to fines up to $2,000 for a health care provider to falsely certify that an individual has a need for an emotional support animal, for the purpose of allowing the individual to have an animal on or in property where pets are not allowed. A 2015 law requires the Department of Civil Rights to create credentials and vests for service animals to permit bringing them into a rental unit or public accommodations where animals are not allowed.
Rep. Sarah Anthony (D) 'Voted Yes'
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Senate Bill 184: Impose drinking water safety mandate on schools
Passed 35 to 1 in the Senate on September 20, 2022
To require schools and child care facilities to develop a “drinking water safety plan” that meets detailed standards and reporting requirements, and have at least one “filtered bottle-filling station” for every 100 occupants. State grants would be authorized, but no funding source is specified.
Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) 'Not Voting'
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House Bill 5732: Increase spending on some communities' road patrol subsidies
Passed 34 to 2 in the Senate on September 20, 2022
To earmark $15 million in liquor tax revenue to a “secondary road patrol and training fund,” with the intention of increasing subsidies for some local governments that come in the form of having State Police patrol their local roads.
Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) 'Not Voting'
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House Bill 6195: Revise laws to reflect lessons learned from epidemic
Passed 62 to 36 in the House on September 22, 2022
T cap at 28 days the authority of the state health department to impose emergency orders in response to a “menace to public health,” after which legislative approval would be required to extend the order. This is one of a number of Republican bills to add various limits and reporting requirements to state agency emergency response measures.
Rep. Sarah Anthony (D) 'Voted No'
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House Bill 5956: Let courts keep imposing building and personnel operations costs on defendants
Passed 98 to 10 in the House on September 22, 2022
To extend for three more years a law that permits courts to impose a portion of their operating expenses on guilty defendants, such as building maintenance, employee benefit costs and more more.
Rep. Sarah Anthony (D) 'Voted Yes'
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House Bill 5751: Prescribe standards for “emotional support animal” certification
Passed 108 to 0 in the House on September 22, 2022
To make it a civil infraction subject to fines up to $2,000 for a health care provider to falsely certify that an individual has a need for an emotional support animal, for the purpose of allowing the individual to have an animal on or in property where pets are not allowed. A 2015 law requires the Department of Civil Rights to create credentials and vests for service animals to permit bringing them into a rental unit or public accommodations where animals are not allowed.
Rep. Sarah Anthony (D) 'Voted Yes'
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House Bill 6369: Extend driverless car facilitation law
Passed 106 to 2 in the House on September 22, 2022
To extend until 2027 the 2022 expiration of a 2016 law that prohibits local governments from imposing a local fee, registration, franchise, or regulation on an “on-demand automated motor vehicle network” devised for driverless cars.
Rep. Sarah Anthony (D) 'Voted Yes'
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Senate Bill 1081: Stop naming roads after politicians
Passed 27 to 9 in the Senate on September 20, 2022
to no longer name Michigan roads after politicians, and instead name them only after individuals who died in service to the state or a local community, or members of the military who were killed or performed acts of great heroism or valor without regard for their own safety. The bill would assign the duty of naming roads to a state transportation asset management council
Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) 'Not Voting'
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Senate Bill 85: Authorize electric vehicle plant subsidies for GM
Passed 78 to 25 in the House on December 14, 2021
To appropriate $1 billion for new corporate subsidies for General Motors to locate electric vehicle and battery plants in Michigan, plus additional spending on epidemic relief and other items.
Rep. Sarah Anthony (D) 'Voted Yes'
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Senate Bill 85: Authorize electric vehicle plant subsidies for GM
Passed 25 to 11 in the Senate on December 14, 2021
The Senate vote on the bill described above.
Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) 'Voted Yes'
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House Bill 4375: Revise school pension “double dipping” for retired teachers
Passed 37 to 1 in the Senate on June 30, 2022
To permit public school teachers and other staff who retire and begin collecting a pension to return to work in a school district and claim both a paycheck and a pension check if at least nine months have passed since the "retirement." Under current law, with some exceptions for hard-to-fill positions, public school retirees who "double dip" get reduced benefits. The bill would also repeal a requirement that a school district must contribute toward paying-down the unfunded state pension liabilities associated with employing a retired teacher.
Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) 'Voted Yes'
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Senate Bill 814: Give gas station owners ethanol fuel sales tax-subsidy
Passed 24 to 14 in the Senate on June 30, 2022
To give gas station owners an income tax or business tax credit based on the amount of fuel mixed with ethanol they sell, with higher payments for higher levels of ethanol. The state would write a check to the owner for the difference if the ethanol tax credit exceeded the owner’s tax liability. Fiscal analysts estimate this will cause the state to forego $2.3 million in annual revenue.
Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) 'Voted No'
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House Bill 5487: Mandate certain merchant disclosures on eBay type sites
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on June 30, 2022
To prescribe detailed disclosures that “high-volume third-party sellers” (more than 200 'consumer product' sales in a year) would have to make to an "online marketplace" (like eBay) to disclose the seller's full name, full physical address, a working phone number and email address, whether the seller makes, imports or resells consumer products and more. The site would then have to post a phone number on the seller's offerings for reporting "suspicious marketplace activity." The bill appears targeted at larger merchants who present themselves as individuals on sites like eBay, and is supported by broad coalition of large Michigan "brick and mortar" retailers.
Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) 'Voted Yes'
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House Bill 4698: Criminalize false “active shooter alarm”
Passed 31 to 7 in the Senate on June 30, 2022
To make pulling a false “active shooter alarm” in a public place a misdemeanor punishable up to a year in prison and $1,000 fine. The bill defines “active shooter alarm" as “an alarm system that is designed to alert individuals inside that place, that there is an active shooter on or near the premises, including an alarm system that when activated locks doors, informs local law enforcement of the active shooter, flashes a blue light, and broadcasts a message inside the place indicating the presence of an active shooter.”
Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) 'Voted Yes'
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Senate Bill 1012: Subsidize student social worker and psychologist interns in public schools
Passed 95 to 11 in the House on July 1, 2022
To authorize paying individuals in a professional training program that is required to obtain a state social worker, school counselor, psychologist or mental health professional license, a stipend for serving as an intern in various capacities at a public school.
Rep. Sarah Anthony (D) 'Voted Yes'
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Senate Bill 744: Give state subsidies to shipping and port interests
Passed 94 to 12 in the House on July 1, 2022
To authorize a selective state subsidy program (dubbed “Great Lakes Maritime” grants) that would give up to $2.5 million annually to developers and corporations who own a port facility, which they could spend on improvements and other things, including promoting their business.
Rep. Sarah Anthony (D) 'Voted Yes'
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House Bill 6194: COVID "lessons learned" bills - emergency order time limits
Passed 56 to 48 in the House on July 1, 2022
To limit the duration of an emergency order issued by the state health department to 28 days. Note: When in Oct. 2020 the state Supreme Court invalidated a law that claimed to give governors authority to govern through emergency orders with no time limitation, the current Governor issued imposed the same open-ended orders under a provision of the state Public Health Code, which this bill would amend by adding the 28 day limit.
Rep. Sarah Anthony (D) 'Voted No'
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House Bill 6184: Limit state health department's "emergency orders" power
Passed 56 to 49 in the House on July 1, 2022
To require emergency orders imposed by the state health department in response to an epidemic to describe how any restrictions on gatherings or procedures will protect the public health, and disclose the information used to justify an emergency order, including data or statistics used to determine if it is necessary.
Rep. Sarah Anthony (D) 'Voted No'
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House Bill 6108: Raise age to buy tobacco
Passed 29 to 9 in the Senate on June 23, 2022
To raise from 18 to 21 the minimum age to buy tobacco in Michigan.
Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) 'Voted No'
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House Bill 6109: Raise age to enter “cigar bar”
Passed 28 to 10 in the Senate on June 23, 2022
To raise the minimum age to enter a “cigar bar” or "tobacco specialty products" store from 18 to 21.
Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) 'Voted No'
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House Bill 5244: Repeal COVID epidemic workplace illness law
Passed 37 to 1 in the Senate on June 23, 2022
To repeal a 2020 law that authorized employee lawsuits against an employer who takes an “adverse employment action” or “retaliates” against an employee who is absent from work during the declared coronavirus epidemic emergency; and that prohibited employees who tested positive for COVID and had symptoms from reporting for work.
Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) 'Voted Yes'
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House Bill 6128: Repeal COVID epidemic business liability waiver
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on June 23, 2022
To repeal a 2020 COVID epidemic amendment to the state's occupational health and safety law that gave businesses liability exemptions for exposure of an individual to COVID-19 on the premises, unless this was caused by a reckless disregard of a substantial and unnecessary risk that an individual would be exposed, and as long as it can establish that operations were in substantial compliance with the law.
Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) 'Voted Yes'
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Senate Bill 888: Create government cryptocurrency commission
Passed 28 to 10 in the Senate on June 23, 2022
To create a new state government “blockchain and cryptocurrency commission” comprised of specified officials and political appointees including industry representatives, for the purpose of "fostering an expansion of the industry in this state." The commission would also be tasked with examining “the feasibility, validity, risks, and admissibility, including privacy risks and benefits of using blockchain technology in state and local government and Michigan-based businesses;” and identifying “best practices for enabling blockchain technology and cryptocurrency transactions."
Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) 'Voted No'
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Senate Bill 563: Require public beach safety website warnings
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on June 23, 2022
To require municipalities with a public beach to post on a website specified information on beach safety and anti-drowning techniques, and require state natural resource regulators to create and promulgate the safety tips.
Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) 'Voted Yes'
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House Bill 5487: Mandate certain merchant disclosures on eBay type sites
Passed 89 to 15 in the House on June 21, 2022
To prescribe detailed disclosures that “high-volume third-party sellers” (more than 200 'consumer product' sales in a year) would have to make to an online marketplace (like eBay), including the seller's full name, location and contact information, whether the seller makes, imports or resells consumer products, and more. The site would then have to post a phone number on the seller's offerings for reporting "suspicious marketplace activity." The bill is supported by a broad coalition of large retail chains with outlets in this state.
Rep. Sarah Anthony (D) 'Voted Yes'
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Senate Bill 1058: Authorize government granting approval to sell certain products
Passed 100 to 4 in the House on June 21, 2022
To give state agriculture department regulators the authority to issue “certificates of free sale” if requested by a plant grower or nursery. This would verify their products are “legally sold or distributed in this state and on the open market with the approval of the department.” The bill does not mandate producers get the certificate or ban sales by ones who have not.
Rep. Sarah Anthony (D) 'Voted Yes'
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House Resolution 290: Urge President Joe Biden to enforce border and immigration laws
Passed 65 to 39 in the House on June 21, 2022
To resolve that the Michigan House urges President Joe Biden "to reject radical open border policies and to enforce our nation's immigration laws."
Rep. Sarah Anthony (D) 'Voted No'
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House Bill 4996: Require governor announce legislative vacancy election date within 30 days
Passed 23 to 14 in the Senate on June 15, 2022
To require the governor to announce the election dates to fill a vacancy in the legislature within 30 days of the seat becoming open.
Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) 'Voted No'
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Senate Bill 744: Authorize subsidies to shipping and port interests
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on June 15, 2022
To add a selective state subsidy program that would give private developers and corporations $2.5 million in “Great Lakes Maritime” grants for a variety of improvements and uses related to port facilities, including pursuing more business.
Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) 'Voted Yes'
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House Bill 4884: Revise governor removal of corrupt or neglectful school board members
Passed 61 to 43 in the House on June 14, 2022
To revise provisions of the state school code that prescribe a process for a governor exercising the authority granted by the state constitution to remove a local public official from office, in cases when that official is school board member or intermediate school board member. House Bill 4883 would amend the process for removing other local officials, which is authorized for neglect, corruption or malfeasance.
Rep. Sarah Anthony (D) 'Voted No'
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House Bill 4416: Remove restrictive covenants from condo and homeowner association deeds
Passed 105 to 0 in the House on June 15, 2022
To make it unlawful to record in the county deeds office a property owners’ or condominium association’s governing documents that contain a “restrictive covenant” that violates the federal Civil Rights Act, and establish that existing ones are void and unenforceable. The bill would also require associations that receive a member request to delete the restrictive covenants to act on it, and empower courts to enforce this.
Rep. Sarah Anthony (D) 'Voted Yes'
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House Bill 5560: Revise domestic violence confidentiality detail
Passed 105 to 0 in the House on June 15, 2022
To establish that a police officer or a prosecuting attorney may provide a domestic or sexual violence service agency with the name and pertinent information of a victim of domestic violence for the purpose of offering supportive services.
Rep. Sarah Anthony (D) 'Voted Yes'
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House Bill 6013: Give teachers stipend for “mentoring” colleagues
Passed 101 to 4 in the House on June 15, 2022
To give $1,000 annual stipends to public school “mentor teachers” as defined in the bill, and also give $90 daily stipends to prospective teachers who are filling the teacher licensure requirement to obtain a prescribed number "apprenticeship and internship" hours.
Rep. Sarah Anthony (D) 'Voted Yes'
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House Bill 6108: Raise age to buy tobacco
Passed 79 to 26 in the House on June 15, 2022
To raise the minimum age to buy tobacco in Michigan, from 18 to 21.
Rep. Sarah Anthony (D) 'Voted Yes'
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Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr., D-East Lansing, District 23. 517-373-1734. senchertel@senate.michigan.gov
Rep. Sarah Anthony, D-Lansing, District 68. (517) 373-0826. sarahanthony@house.mi.gov


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