House Bill 4710: Impose full licensure on acupuncturists
to convert a registration mandate now imposed on acupuncturists into a more comprehensive licensure regime, including training and apprenticeship requirements, license fees, regulations specified in the bill plus additional ones that state licensure officials would be authorized to impose, and more
• Senate Roll Call 306 on November 13, 2019.
Senate Bill 369: Pawnbroker interest rate
to increase the maximum interest rate a pawnbroker may charge on merchandise-backed loans from 3 percent per month to 4 percent per month
• Senate Roll Call 309 on November 13, 2019.
House Bill 4917: Allow sports betting through casinos
to essentially repeal the prohibition on sports betting, subject to the provisions of House Bill 4916, which would establish a comprehensive regulatory regime for online sports betting through Michigan's Detroit and Indian casinos
• Senate Roll Call 359 on December 11, 2019.
Senate Bill 543: Authorize “secure identity verification...
[Authorize “secure identity verification device” to verify alcohol buyer’s age] to authorize the use by stores, bars and restaurants of a “secure identity verification device” to determine whether a person is old enough to buy alcohol. The methods could include the following, as described by the Senate Fiscal Agency: An electronic biometric scan referenced against certain photo identification cards; a photo identification previously verified by an electronic authentication process; a commercially available knowledge-based electronic authentication process; and an authenticated picture identification “securely linked to biometrics contemporaneously collected from the individual”
• Senate Roll Call 320 on December 4, 2019.
Senate Bill 100: Juvenile justice “raise the age” reform
to raise the age of a defendant from age 17 to age 18 in the factors considered when determining court jurisdiction over a minor accused of certain crimes. This is part of a broader "raise the age" juvenile justice reform effort
• Senate Roll Call 264 on October 16, 2019.
Senate Bill 460: Exempt “life support agency” from certain...
[Exempt “life support agency” from certain reporting mandate] to exempt a “life support agency that does not charge for its services” from a state mandate to submit data for a Michigan Emergency Medical Services Information System. The bill also prescribes information that medical first responders would have to submit to this entity
• Senate Roll Call 231 on September 24, 2019.
Senate Bill 294: Exempt winter sports view area buildings from...
[Exempt winter sports view area buildings from building code heating mandates] to exempt buildings used by K-12 schools as a viewing area for outdoor sporting events from heating requirements imposed by the state building code. Also, to exempt school sports field "press boxes" with an aggregate area of less than 500 square feet from building code accessibility requirements
• Senate Roll Call 127 on June 5, 2019.
House Bill 4397: Reform no-fault vehicle insurance system
• Senate Roll Call 125 on June 4, 2019.
Senate Bill 146: Fitness Foundation
Hollier amendment on creating investment into physical education.
• Senate Roll Call 111 on May 15, 2019.
Senate Bill 139: Medicaid Provider Increase
A Winnie Brinks amendment that allows Medicaid provider workers a pay increase to $15 an hour
• Senate Roll Call 72 on May 14, 2019.
Senate Bill 229: Ban D&E abortions
• Senate Roll Call 63 on May 14, 2019.
House Bill 4130: Authorize release for medically frail prisoner
to revise the state corrections code to accommodate the proposal in House Bill 4129 to allow “medically frail” prisoners whose condition makes them “a minimal threat to society” to be paroled to a hospital, hospice, nursing home or other suitable accommodation for the balance of their term
• Senate Roll Call 54 on May 2, 2019.
House Bill 4206: Ananich Snowday amendment
Making sure school workers are taken care for snow days
• Senate Roll Call 49 on April 30, 2019.
Senate Bill 19: Dual function
• Senate Roll Call 25 on April 23, 2019.
Senate Bill 203: Marijuana reporting
[Prescribe marijuana business license applicant definition] to revise details of a 2018 law establishing the definition of an “applicant” for a marijuana business license. The bill would specify that applicants include a company's manager and officers, partners, directors and stockholders who own at least 10 percent, and their spouses. Applicants are subject to an extensive background check process
• Senate Roll Call 12 on March 21, 2019.
House Concurrent Resolution 1: Disapprove executive order abolishing...
Whitmer's executive order that was rejected.
• Senate Roll Call 7 on February 14, 2019.
Senate Bill 342: Ban police use of facial recognition technology
to make it unlawful for law enforcement officials to obtain, access, or use any face recognition technology or any information obtained from the use of face recognition technology to enforce the law, with some exceptions. Evidence gathered with this technology could not be admitted in court. Exceptions include using the technology if an emergency poses "imminent risk to an individual or individuals of death, serious physical injury, sexual abuse, live-streamed sexual exploitation, kidnapping, or human trafficking" that the technology may prevent or stop
• Senate Roll Call 322 on December 4, 2019.
House Bill 4191: MEGA Credit Transfer
to prohibit state economic development officials from modifying one of the agreements entered with a relative handful of large companies mostly in the late 2000s that granted them up to $9 billion worth of state taxpayer subsidies (styled as “refundable business tax credits”) over a 20 year period. Specifically, the agreements could not be changed in a way that increases the payouts or extends them. However, the bill makes an exception for subsidies granted to Federal Mogul company in the 2000s, so that the company that bought the firm in 2018 (Tenneco) can collect additional subsidies on a Michigan facility said to be worth around $12 million, on top of some $60 million already given to the owners of this facility over the years
• Senate Roll Call 204 on September 17, 2019.
Senate Bill 340: Authorize remote "satellite" pharmacies
to permit “remote pharmacies” that use a "telepharmacy system" to sell prescription drugs, in which a "continuous, real-time audio and video link to connect a pharmacist parent pharmacy with a remote pharmacy operated by the parent pharmacy.” Licensed “pharmacy technicians” at the remote site would dispense drugs under the remote supervision of a licensed pharmacist under rules and restrictions specified in the bill. Among other provisions the bill would require that patients be able to communicate with the licensed pharmacist through the system
• Senate Roll Call 194 on September 5, 2019.
Senate Bill 323: Extend sunset on eliminating road commissions
to eliminate a Jan. 1, 2020 sunset on a 2011 law that provides procedures for eliminating a county road commission and transferring its duties to the county board
• Senate Roll Call 171 on August 28, 2019.
Senate Bill 146: School Aid Amendement
Bayer amendment that repealed a provision that prohibits school districts from establishing racial or religious preference for employees.
• Senate Roll Call 107 on May 15, 2019.
House Bill 4060: Aretha Franklin Highway
to designate the portion of the M-10 freeway between Livernois and I-94 in Detroit as the "Aretha Franklin Memorial Highway"
• Senate Roll Call 158 on June 20, 2019.
Senate Bill 174: Free Ranging Egg-Laying
to overhaul many details of existing rules, and expand the authority of state officials to establish new requirements and regulations, on animal industry record keeping, identification, management, treatment, and movements of livestock or other animals to, from or within the state. This deals with regulations controlling the potential spread of animal diseases and infections. The bill also contains a provision extending a 2020 deadline for imposing laying hen cage size requirements until the end of 2025
• Senate Roll Call 300 on November 7, 2019.
House Bill 4307: Permit, regulate and tax internet gambling
to revise many definitions and details in the law that authorized casinos in Detroit. The bill would repeal some restrictions on who can work in the casinos, repeal a ban on political campaign contributions by casino owners and more. This is part of a package that would authorize, regulate and tax internet gambling operations by Detroit and Indian casinos, establish a permissive licensure and regulatory regime on fantasy sports games and contests and more
• Senate Roll Call 361 on December 11, 2019.
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