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39%Bumstead, Jon  (term)R ××××××××××××××
35%Irwin, Jeff  (term)D ×××××××××××××××
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35%Polehanki, Dayna  (term)D ×××××××××××××××
35%Runestad, Jim  (term)R ×××××××××××××××
30%Alexander, Betty Jean  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
30%Bayer, Rosemary  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
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30%Daley, Kevin  (term)R ××××××××××××××××
30%Geiss, Erika  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
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30%Lucido, Peter  (term)R ××××××××××××××××
30%MacDonald, Michael  (term)R ××××××××××××××××
30%MacGregor, Peter  (term)R ××××××××××××××××
30%McMorrow, Mallory  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
30%Schmidt, Wayne  (term)R ××××××××××××××××
30%Shirkey, Mike  (term)R ××××××××××××××××
30%Theis, Lana  (term)R ××××××××××××××××
29%Horn, Kenneth  (term)R ××XX×××××××××××××
26%Ananich, Jim  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××
26%Brinks, Winnie  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××
26%Bullock, Marshall  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××
26%Outman, Rick  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××
26%Stamas, Jim  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××
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26%Victory, Roger  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××
26%Zorn, Dale W.  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××
23%Santana, Sylvia  (term)D ×××X××××××××××××××
22%Hertel, Curtis, Jr.  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××
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20%Hollier, Adam  (term)D ××XXX××××××××××××××
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17%Wojno, Paul  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××
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64%Reilly, John  (term)R ××××××××
59%Hornberger, Pamela  (term)R ×××××××××
55%Glenn, Annette  (term)R ××××××××××
55%Hoitenga, Michele  (term)R ××××××××××
55%Maddock, Matt  (term)R ××××××××××
50%Meerman, Luke  (term)R ×××××××××××
45%Bollin, Ann  (term)R ××××××××××××
45%Carter, Tyrone  (term)D ××××××××××××
45%Hernandez, Shane  (term)R ××××××××××××
45%Johnson, Cynthia  (term)D ××××××××××××
45%Paquette, Brad  (term)R ××××××××××××
41%Albert, Thomas  (term)R ×××××××××××××
41%Allor, Sue  (term)R ×××××××××××××
41%Berman, Ryan  (term)R ×××××××××××××
41%Bolden, Kyra  (term)D ×××××××××××××
41%Calley, Julie  (term)R ×××××××××××××
41%Cambensy, Sara  (term)D ×××××××××××××
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36%Hammoud, Abdullah  (term)D ××××××××××××××
36%Hauck, Roger  (term)R ××××××××××××××
36%Hertel, Kevin  (term)D ××××××××××××××
36%Hoadley, Jon  (term)D ××××××××××××××
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36%Hope, Kara  (term)D ××××××××××××××
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36%Manoogian, Mari  (term)D ××××××××××××××
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36%Sowerby, William  (term)D ××××××××××××××
36%Stone, Lori  (term)D ××××××××××××××
36%Tate, Joe  (term)D ××××××××××××××
36%Van Woerkom, Greg  (term)R ××××××××××××××
36%VanSingel, Scott  (term)R ××××××××××××××
36%Vaupel, Hank  (term)R ××××××××××××××
36%Wakeman, Rodney  (term)R ××××××××××××××
36%Webber, Michael  (term)R ××××××××××××××
36%Wendzel, Pauline  (term)R ××××××××××××××
36%Wentworth, Jason  (term)R ××××××××××××××
36%Whiteford, Mary  (term)R ××××××××××××××
36%Wittenberg, Robert  (term)D ××××××××××××××
36%Wozniak, Doug  (term)R ××××××××××××××
35%Carter, Brenda  (term)D ××××X××X×××××××
33%Inman, Larry  (term)R ××X××××××××××××
33%Pagan, Kristy  (term)D ×××X×××××××××××
32%Garrett, LaTanya  (term)D ×××××××××××××××
32%Peterson, Ronnie  (term)D ×××××××××××××××
32%Schroeder, Andrea  (term)R ×××××××××××××××
32%Shannon, Nate  (term)D ×××××××××××××××
27%Chirkun, John  (term)D ××××××××××××××××

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House Bill 5176: Restrict fund-shifts in legislative appropriations
to revise rules on the governor transferring funds appropriated by the legislature to a different purpose than the one originally specified. This is part of a compromise agreement between Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Republican-controlled legislature to increase spending that was earlier removed by the governor from the 2019-20 budget passed by the legislature, through the use of line item vetoes and fund shifts. This is a negotiated agreement that gives the legislature authority in this year's budget only to reverse some of those fund shifts
   • Senate Roll Call 338 on Dec. 5, 2019.

House Bill 5176: Restrict fund-shifts in legislative appropriations
to revise rules on the governor transferring funds appropriated by the legislature to a different purpose than the one originally specified. This is part of a compromise agreement between Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Republican-controlled legislature to increase spending that was earlier removed by the governor from the 2019-20 budget passed by the legislature, through the use of line item vetoes and fund shifts. This is a negotiated agreement that gives the legislature authority in this year's budget only to reverse some of those fund shifts
   • House Roll Call 343 on Dec. 10, 2019.

Senate Bill 455: Give more tax breaks to particular “data center”
to exempt a particular “data center” business that is also benefiting from state “renaissance zone” subsidies and tax breaks from additional school and local personal property taxes (which are levied on business tools and equipment). The bill would exempt the equipment owned by the Nevada company that occupied the former Steelcase “Pyramid” building in Grand Rapids from local debt millages, local special assessment levies, and some school property tax levies ("revenue enhancement" millages and "sinking fund" taxes). The House-passed version links this to passage of bills that would require the state to reimburse the local school taxes not collected due to granting this privilege
   • House Roll Call 358 on Sep. 24, 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 May. 22, 2019.

House Bill 4542: Authorize state tax collections from...
[Authorize state tax collections from out-of-state sellers] to establish a regulatory regime for imposing state sales and use tax on purchases by residents from internet and catalog merchants in other states. This follows the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair that allows states to levy sales and use tax on out of state sellers if a state exempts smaller sellers (less than $100,000 in sales or 200 transactions annually), and creates a collection system that feature, in the words of the opinion, “a single, state-level tax administration, uniform definitions of products and services, simplified tax rate structures… and also provides sellers access to sales tax administration software paid for by the State.” The bill is part of a package comprised designed to meet those conditions.
   • House Roll Call 274 on May. 2, 2019.
   • Senate Roll Call 325 on Oct. 22, 2019.

Senate Bill 376: Add additional spending to state's 2019-20 budget
to authorize $459.3 million in additional spending in the 2019-20 state budget, of which $177.0 million is federal money. This spending was part of the $947 million that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used her line-item veto authority to remove from budgets passed by the Republican-controlled legislature. See also Senate Bill 377, which adds another $114.5 million in additional education spending, for a total of $573.8 million.
   • Senate Roll Call 327 on Jun. 13, 2019.

Senate Bill 152: Re-do some vetoed appropriations
to provide a template or "place holder" for potential supplemental appropriation for the next fiscal year. The bill contains no appropriations, and its passage is a procedural step to facilitate enacting an eventual agreement on the state budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2019
   • House Roll Call 342 on Dec. 10, 2019.

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
   • House Roll Call 227 on Jun. 11, 2019.
   • Senate Roll Call 306 on Sep. 24, 2019.

Senate Bill 349: Revise state liquor wholesale rate detail
to allow liquor makers to get a higher wholesale price if 40 percent of the grain they use is grown in Michigan. Under Michigan's extraordinarily detailed "liquor control" regulatory regime, the state government is the sole statewide wholesaler of all distilled liquor, and sells to retailers at uniform statewide prices
   • Senate Roll Call 313 on May. 24, 2019.

House Bill 4069: Give tax breaks for household “alternative...
[Give tax breaks for household “alternative energy” installations] to exclude from property tax assessments the value of solar panels, wind turbines and other “alternative energy systems” that are installed, replaced or repaired in a residence, and which produce less than 150 kilowatts of electricity for a household whose use does not exceed this level
   • Senate Roll Call 285 on Aug. 20, 2019.

Senate Bill 47: Give tax breaks for household “alternative...
[Give tax breaks for household “alternative energy” installations] to exclude from property tax assessments the value of solar panels, wind turbines and other “alternative energy systems” that are installed, replaced or repaired in a residence, and which produce less than 150 kilowatts of electricity for a household whose use does not exceed this level. Senate Bill 48 extends the same tax break to commercial entities, capped at systems valued at $80,000 or less
   • House Roll Call 252 on Jun. 12, 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. A fiscal agency bill summary reports a recent incident where a prisoner being taken to court leaped from the transport van, pinned an officer against another vehicle and tried to grab his gun. Under current law, the penalty is the same for knocking a gun out of an officer’s grip and for trying to take the gun
   • House Roll Call 248 on Oct. 2, 2019.

Senate Bill 149: Appropriations: Department of Transportation
the House-Senate conference report for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Department of Transportation budget. This would appropriate $5.386 billion in gross spending, compared to $4.843 billion enrolled the previous year. Some $1.252 billion of this budget is federal money. The legislature did not enact a 45 cent gas per gallon gas tax increase proposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (which was never introduced as legislation), but did include $468 million in state income tax revenue earmarked to roads by Republican majorities in the two previous legislatures. The current majority also directed $400 million in additional state revenue dollars generated by a growing economy to this budget for road repairs
   • Senate Roll Call 226 on Sep. 24, 2019.

Senate Bill 149: Appropriations: Department of Transportation
the House-Senate conference report for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Department of Transportation budget. This would appropriate $5.386 billion in gross spending, compared to $4.843 billion enrolled the previous year. Some $1.252 billion of this budget is federal money. The legislature did not enact a 45 cent gas per gallon gas tax increase proposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (which was never introduced as legislation), but did include $468 million in state income tax revenue earmarked to roads by Republican majorities in the two previous legislatures. The current majority also directed $400 million in additional state revenue dollars generated by a growing economy to this budget for road repairs
   • House Roll Call 240 on Sep. 24, 2019.

Senate Bill 455: Give more tax breaks to particular “data center”
to exempt a particular “data center” business that is also benefiting from state “renaissance zone” subsidies and tax breaks from additional school and local personal property taxes (which are levied on business tools and equipment). The bill would exempt the equipment owned by the Nevada company that occupied the former Steelcase “Pyramid” building in Grand Rapids from local debt millages, local special assessment levies, and some school property tax levies ("revenue enhancement" millages and "sinking fund" taxes)
   • Senate Roll Call 230 on Aug. 28, 2019.

House Bill 4189: Limit corporate subsidy deal modifications
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. The bill would also repeal the Michigan Business Tax Act after December 31, 2031, which is no longer levied and remains in statute only to enable these MEGA subsidies and some others, so its repeal would put an end-date on them
   • Senate Roll Call 202 on May. 24, 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
   • Senate Roll Call 217 on May. 14, 2019.

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View Bill: 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 Bill 343: Increase medical-related college loan subsidies
to increase from $200,000 to $250,000 the maximum amount the state can give to doctors, nurses and some other medical professionals to repay their college loan debt in return for the individual agreeing to work one year full time in an area the state deems medically underserved for each year he or she receives the loan support subsidies
   • Senate Roll Call 198 on May. 24, 2019.

Senate Bill 309: Impose $50 tax on tow trucks
to impose a $50 annual “motor carrier” fee on tow trucks and wreckers used in “nonconsensual towing operations” within the state (usually this is removing illegally parked cars)
   • Senate Roll Call 191 on May. 9, 2019.

Senate Bill 441: Increase state occupational license fees
to increase the license fees on a range of occupations in which licensure mandates are imposed as a condition of earning a living in the trade. Technically, this and a number of related bills repeal the sunsets of previously enacted fee increases that were styled as "temporary"
   • Senate Roll Call 179 on Aug. 20, 2019.

Senate Bill 451: Extend electricity ratepayer surcharges for...
[Extend electricity ratepayer surcharges for social welfare heating subsidies] to extend until 2023 the sunset on a law that authorizes a surcharge of up to $1 per month on residential electric bills, and uses it to give up to $50 million a year to social welfare program beneficiaries to pay their heating bills. The current levy imposed on electric service ratepayers for this is 91 cents per month
   • Senate Roll Call 187 on Aug. 20, 2019.

House Resolution 115: Urge indicted Rep. Larry Inman to resign
to urge Republican Rep. Larry Inman of Grand Traverse County to resign from the House. Inman is under federal indictment for allegedly "selling" his vote against labor law changes before the House to union interests in return for campaign contributions. Among other things the resolution holds that Inman has "drawn ridicule and disgrace to the state and the House of Representatives..."
   • House Roll Call 179 on Jun. 4, 2019.

House Bill 4060: Honorary road designation
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 Mar. 20, 2019.

House Bill 4234: Appropriations: General Government
to delete the previous contents of the bill and use it as a legislative "vehicle" to authorize $15 million in state-subsidized, below-market rate loans to Michigan farmers affected by rainy weather in the spring of 2019
   • Senate Roll Call 159 on Jun. 13, 2019.

House Bill 4234: Appropriations: General Government
to delete the previous contents of the bill and use it as a legislative "vehicle" to authorize $15 million in state-subsidized, below-market rate loans to Michigan farmers affected by rainy weather in the spring of 2019
   • House Roll Call 163 on Jun. 20, 2019.

House Bill 4694: Authorize more school retiree “double dipping”
to revise a law that allows certain retired school employees to work in schools that need more staff in particular subjects while still collecting pension checks alongside their current pay. According to the House Fiscal Agency this would benefit some former staff brought back as instructors in a particular non-profit's reading program used by around 150 western Michigan schools, and like other "double dipping" exceptions in the law could potentially increase unfunded liabilities in the school pension system
   • House Roll Call 170 on Jun. 6, 2019.

Senate Bill 47: Give tax breaks for household “alternative...
[Give tax breaks for household “alternative energy” installations] to exclude from property tax assessments the value of solar panels, wind turbines and other “alternative energy systems” that are installed, replaced or repaired in a residence, and which produce less than 150 kilowatts of electricity for a household whose use does not exceed this level. Senate Bill 48 extends the same tax break to commercial entities, capped at systems valued at $80,000 or less
   • Senate Roll Call 132 on Jan. 22, 2019.

House Bill 4246: Appropriations: Department of Transportation
the House version of the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Department of Transportation budget. This would appropriate $5.40 billion in gross spending. Of this, $1.34 billion is federal money, and the rest is from state and local taxes and fees. The budget does not recognize or include any revenue from a $2.5 billion, 45 cents per gallon gas tax increase proposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, but does include a $542.5 million "fund shift" from a Republican proposal to no longer charge sales tax on fuel, replacing that levy with an equivalent increase in motor fuel taxes. Note: Most sales tax revenue goes to schools; the proposal assumes these school dollars will be replaced by extending sales tax to out-of-state catalog and internet sales after the U.S. Supreme Court's 2018 Wayfair decision lifted a ban on this
   • House Roll Call 127 on Feb. 26, 2019.

Senate Bill 150: Appropriations: Supplemental spending
to authorize spending an additional $28.7 million in the current fiscal year on various state departments and programs. Among other spending the bill authorizes $5 million each for marijuana regulation and for services related to the 2020 census. It also includes $10 million to compensate wrongfully convicted prisoners that was originally in House Bill 4286 and line-item vetoed by Gov. Whitmer because that was a "policy" bill, not an appropriation bill (which this one is)
   • House Roll Call 110 on Apr. 25, 2019.

House Bill 4434: Revise concealed pistol license violation...
[Revise concealed pistol license violation sanctions] to repeal criminal sanctions for carrying a concealed pistol after a individual's concealed pistol license has expired (currently up to five years in prison and a $2,500 fine), with a civil fine of $330 for carrying a pistol after failing to renew a license that is less than one year past its expiration. Bill supporters contend that the current penalty is excessive for that they call a "paperwork" crime
   • House Roll Call 100 on Apr. 9, 2019.

House Bill 4190: Limit corporate subsidy deal modifications
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
   • House Roll Call 96 on Feb. 14, 2019.

Senate Bill 229: Ban “dismemberment abortion”
to include “dismemberment abortion” 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
   • Senate Roll Call 63 on Mar. 19, 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.

House Bill 4001: Require conviction for property forfeiture
to establish that property seized from a person because it may be associated with a suspected drug-related crime is not subject to “civil asset forfeiture” unless the individual is actually convicted or accepts a plea bargain. This would not apply to police seizures of property worth $50,000 or more. Forfeiture is a legal process by which a government agency (usually police or prosecutors) acquires permanent ownership of property seized by police
   • Senate Roll Call 43 on Mar. 5, 2019.

Senate Bill 2: Require conviction for seized property forfeiture
to establish that property seized from a person because it may be associated with a crime is not subject to “civil asset forfeiture” unless the individual is actually convicted or accepts a plea bargain, subject various exceptions and conditions. (Exceptions include different procedures for persons with an ownership interest in the property who were not involved with the crime; cases where the offender has absconded to another state; and more.) This would not apply to police seizures of property worth $50,000 or more. See also House Bills 4001 and 4002
   • House Roll Call 54 on Feb. 13, 2019.

House Bill 4060: Honorary road designation
to designate the portion of the M-10 freeway between Livernois and I-94 in Detroit as the "Aretha Franklin Memorial Highway"
   • House Roll Call 21 on Jan. 17, 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 4001: Require conviction for property forfeiture
to establish that property seized from a person because it may be associated with a suspected drug-related crime is not subject to “civil asset forfeiture” unless the individual is actually convicted or accepts a plea bargain. This would not apply to police seizures of property worth $50,000 or more. Forfeiture is a legal process by which a government agency (usually police or prosecutors) acquires permanent ownership of property seized by police. House Bill 4002 prescribes specific procedures, notice requirements, deadlines and more
   • House Roll Call 5 on Jan. 9, 2019.

House Concurrent Resolution 1: Disapprove executive order abolishing...
This disapproved the governor's desire to abolish environmental review committees.
   • House Roll Call 4 on Feb. 6, 2019.
   • Senate Roll Call 7 on Feb. 7, 2019.

House Concurrent Resolution 1: Disapprove executive order abolishing...
Adding Senate #6
   • Senate Roll Call 6 on Feb. 14, 2019.

Senate Bill 2: Require conviction for seized property forfeiture
to establish that property seized from a person because it may be associated with a suspected drug-related crime is not subject to “civil asset forfeiture” unless the individual is actually convicted or accepts a plea bargain. This would not apply to police seizures of property worth $50,000 or more. The bill also authorizes a process allowing individuals who have lower value property seized to just give it up, and revises procedural details for reimbursement claims by a person with an ownership interest in the seized property (for example the issuer of a vehicle loan)
   • Senate Roll Call on Jan. 15, 2019.

 

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