House Concurrent Resolution 1: Disapprove executive order abolishing...
[Disapprove executive order abolishing environmental regulation review panels] to disapprove Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's
• House Roll Call 4 on Feb. 6, 2019.
House Bill 4112: Mandate liquor stores post pregnancy warnings
to mandate that liquor stores, bars and restaurants with a liquor license must post signs warning about drinking alcohol during pregnancy
• House Roll Call 14 on Jan. 29, 2019.
House Bill 4206: Allow schools to not make up lost "polar...
[Allow schools to not make up lost "polar vortex" school days] to establish that public schools do not have to make up the three class days that were canceled during the extreme cold weather of January 29 to February 2, 2019. Under current law, schools are allowed to miss six "snow days" without a financial penalty and without having to make-up the lost days at the end of the school year. Specifically, the bill lets schools that used-up their six snow days avoid penalties for missing an additional three day period "for which the governor has issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency." Districts that missed up to 14 days but made up the lost hours on other school days would also avoid penalties. Also, to require school districts to compensate hourly workers for the pay they lost due to no school on those three days
• House Roll Call 51 on Feb. 19, 2019.
House Bill 4118: Authorize unposted 25 mph limit on...
[Authorize unposted 25 mph limit on non-subdivision local streets] to establish an unposted speed limit of 25 mph on streets including highway segments that are designated as “local,” if the local jurisdiction has designated the road to be part of their street system, and if it is within land zoned for residential use. This would apply until 2024, and by 2023 the Michigan State Police would have to complete a speed study on roads of this type to determine what the permanent limits and posting requirements should be. Under current law subdivision streets are automatically considered to have a 25 mph speed limit and no speed limit signs need be posted; the bill would have the effect of extending this posting exception to other residential streets that are not in subdivisions
• House Roll Call 53 on Jan. 29, 2019.
House Bill 4320: Ban “dismemberment abortion”
to include “dismemberment abortion,” otherwise known as "dilation and evacuation" or D and E, in the acts specified in the state’s ban against late-term “partial birth” abortions. The bill defines this as deliberately and intentionally using an instrument to “dismember a living fetus by disarticulating limbs or decapitating the head from the fetal torso and removing the dismembered fetal body parts from the uterus.” Unless it is to save the life of the mother, providers who perform the procedure would be liable to two years in prison and a $50,000 fine; a woman who seeks or obtains an abortion would have no criminal or civil liability
• House Roll Call 85 on Mar. 12, 2019.
Senate Bill 155: Restrict electronic nicotine delivery systems
to require electronic nicotine delivery systems to be sold in child-proof containers, and require that “vapor products or alternative nicotine products” must be kept behind the counter in retail stores
• House Roll Call 91 on Apr. 23, 2019.
House Bill 4095: Revise foster care home zoning restriction
to revise a law that prohibits local zoning codes from excluding a child foster care facility with six or fewer residents from being located in a residential neighborhood. The bill would extend this preemption to include foster care homes with up to 10 residents if they are located on 20 acres or more
• House Roll Call 94 on Jan. 24, 2019.
House Bill 4331: Permit ORV firearm carry on private property
to allow an landowner or a guest to carry or transport a firearm in a vehicle or an Off Road Vehicle on private land
• House Roll Call 101 on Mar. 12, 2019.
House Bill 4223: Mandate dental testing and screening for children
to mandate that children entering kindergarten or first grade for the first time bring a form signed by a dentist or dental hygienist certifying that the child's teeth were examined and assessed within the past six months. Also, to require the state welfare department to create a dental oral assessment program for children who did not get the exam before registering for school enrollment
• House Roll Call 166 on Feb. 21, 2019.
Senate Bill 1: Reform auto insurance
to no longer mandate that auto insurance policies include unlimited personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. A customer could theoretically keep the unlimited PIP (if it remains available), or choose policies with $250,000 PIP limits.
• House Roll Call 105 on May. 7, 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
• House Roll Call 161 on Jun. 5, 2019.
House Bill 4315: Authorize sanctions for disarming police or...
[Authorize sanctions for disarming police or corrections officer] to authorize an enhanced penalty of 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine for taking a law enforcement or corrections officer's gun by force, or injuring an officer in the attempt, which would be added to penalties imposed for the underlying crimes
• House Roll Call 246 on Mar. 12, 2019.
House Bill 4391: Restrict fire department PFAS use
to require the state occupational safety and health agency to promulgate rules for fire departments handling of chemicals called PFAS that are contained in fire-retarding foam, and ban it unless certain standards are in place by 2020
• House Roll Call 251 on Mar. 19, 2019.
House Bill 4687: Permit deer baiting, clarify scope
to explicitly permit deer and elk baiting for hunting, and feeding deer and elk during hunting season. Baiting would be limited to 5 gallons of bait at each bait site. Separately, the bill would also establish that feeding wild birds or other wildlife is permissible if done in such a manner as to exclude wild, free-ranging white-tailed deer and elk from gaining access to the feed. The bill is a response to a baiting ban imposed by a state Natural Resources Commission in 2018
• House Roll Call 330 on Nov. 20, 2019.
House Bill 5176: Restrict fund-shifts in legislative appropriations
to adopt a "stripped" version of the bill that does not limit fund-shifting by the state administrative board, in expectation of an compromise agreement between Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Republican-controlled legislature that would put limits on such transfers. This is part of deal on increasing spending in the 2019-20 budget by adding money for items that were subject to gubernatorial line-item vetoes; see Senate Bills 376 and 377
• House Roll Call 339 on Oct. 29, 2019.
House Bill 4181: Increase penalties for texting while driving...
[Increase penalties for texting while driving and more] to ban the use of a cell phone while driving by an individual less than age 18, including a hands-free phone
• House Roll Call 357 on Feb. 13, 2019.
House Bill 4204: Revise prosthetics use tax exemption
remove a requirement that a prosthetic device must be ordered in a prescription to qualify for a use tax exemption, but do exempt from sales tax their sale to a hospital or freestanding surgical outpatient facility for implanting into a patient, with or without presciption
• House Roll Call 353 on Feb. 19, 2019.
Senate Bill 319: Make more expensive rental property eligible...
[Make more expensive rental property eligible for developer tax breaks] to increase the cap on the cash value of residential rental property eligible for property tax breaks under a “neighborhood enterprise zone” subsidy program for developers. The cap would rise from $80,000 per unit in cash value to $120,000 per unit, and this would be indexed to inflation going forward
• House Roll Call 368 on Sep. 19, 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
• House Roll Call 375 on Aug. 28, 2019.
House Bill 4713: Repeal ban on unlicensed possession of defense...
[Repeal ban on unlicensed possession of defense or attack vehicles] to revise state sentencing guidelines to reflect the proposal in House Bill 4711 to repeal a law that bans possession of a vehicle or trailer “designed for defense or attack”
• House Roll Call 378 on Jun. 11, 2019.