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Oct. 12 Michigan Legislature Roll Call Report


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With the Legislature holding intermittent sessions during the general election campaign season, the Roll Call Report continues its review of key votes from the 2017-2018 session.

Senate Bill 401, Overhaul school pension system: Passed 21 to 17 in the Senate on June 15, 2017
To replace the current school pension system with one that requires more cost-sharing by new employees, and limits practices responsible for the $29.1 billion of unfunded liabilities in the previous system. New employees could choose to receive substantial employer contributions to 401(k) accounts, or to enroll in a defined benefit system in which they would have to pay half the cost of any future underfunding.
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Senate Bill 401, Overhaul school pension system: Passed 55 to 51 in the House on June 20, 2017
The House vote on the bill described above. This bill was approved by the Governor and is now Public Act 92 of 2017.
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Senate Bill 249, Ban public sector discrimination against charter schools: Passed 25 to 13 in the Senate on May 23, 2017
To prohibit a school district or local government from refusing to sell property to a charter or private school, or taking other actions designed to keep these potential conventional public school competitors from using property for a lawful educational purpose.
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Senate Bill 249, Ban public sector discrimination against charter schools: Passed 60 to 47 in the House on June 20, 2017
The House vote on the bill described above. This bill was approved by the Governor and is now Public Act 98 of 2017.
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Senate Bill 409, Allow private Great Lakes harbor leases: Passed 26 to 12 in the Senate on September 6, 2017
To authorize 50 year "bottomland" leases to owners of single-family homes on Great Lakes shorelines who want to create a private recreational harbor formed by a breakwater. Owners would have to pay 1 percent of the state equalized property value in an up-front lump sum payment every 25 years.
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Senate Bill 409, Allow private Great Lakes harbor leases: Passed 59 to 48 in the House on January 18, 2018
The House vote on the bill described above. This bill was approved by the Governor and is now Public Act 18 of 2018.
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House Bill 4184, Restrict local governmental body “phone-in” voting: Passed 96 to 12 in the House on May 31, 2017
To restrict members of an elected public body casting a vote without being physically present. This would be allowed in one meeting per year per member, if the individual is absent for what other members deem to be good cause. It would also be allowed if a delay on a personnel or infrastructure issue could raise costs or liability. The Senate has not voted on this bill.
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House Bill 4215, Repeal rule banning car running in driveway: Passed 77 to 30 in the House
To repeal a rule that prohibits leaving an unattended vehicle running, except for on a public street or highway. This is intended to allow things like warming up the car in the driveway in winter.
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House Bill 4215, Repeal rule banning car running in driveway: Passed 30 to 6 in the Senate on June 13, 2017
The Senate vote on the bill described above. This bill was approved by the Governor and is now Public Act 61 of 2017.
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House Bill 4608, Exempt residential painters and decorators from licensure mandate: Passed 62 to 45 in the House on June 20, 2017
To exempt painters and decorators from the licensure mandate imposed on residential maintenance and alteration contractors. The Senate has not taken up this bill.
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House Bill 4557, Authorize prison for bringing 26 or more cases of beer or wine into state: Passed 99 to 8 in the House on May 25, 2017
To authorize up to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine for bringing more than around 26 cases of wine or beer into the state without all the required licenses mandated by the state. Smaller quantities would be subject to 93 days in jail.
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House Bill 4557, Authorize prison for bringing 26 or more cases of beer or wine into state: Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on June 22, 2017
The Senate vote on the bill described above. This bill was approved by the Governor and is now Public Act 87 of 2017.
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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 www.MichiganVotes.org.

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