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MichiganVotes Weekly Report: November 20, 2020

Senate Concurrent Resolution 18: Oppose mandating "labor peace agreements" to get marijuana business licensePassed 21 to 15 in the Senate on January 22, 2020 on January 22, 2020

Introduced by Sen. Aric Nesbitt (R), to oppose a rule proposed by the state's Marijuana Regulatory Agency that would impose a mandate on prospective marijuana business licensees to sign a "labor peace agreement" with a union. The resolution describes this mandate as forcing applicants to "accept the terms of labor unions without negotiation," and asserts it would "set a dangerous precedent for similar requirements for anyone seeking a license or permit issued by the state."The House adopted the resolution in a voice vote on Jan. 23, 2020.

Senate Resolution B: Deny Heartwell nomination to chair Natural Resources CommissionPassed 20 to 17 in the Senate on February 27, 2020 on February 27, 2020

A confirmation vote, to disapprove the appointment by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of former Grand Rapids mayor George Heartwell as chairman of Michigan Natural Resources Commission. This was a substantive vote that actually did derail the nomination. This commission has "exclusive authority to regulate the taking of game and sportfish" and designating which species may or may not be hunted. Heartwell’s nomination is opposed by the National Rifle Association because of his role as a “state membership coordinator” of antigun groups organized by former New York City mayor and current Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg.

Senate Resolution 125: Oppose decision to put coronavirus cases in nursing homesPassed 23 to 14 in the Senate on June 18, 2020 on June 18, 2020

Introduced by Sen. Jim Runestad (R), to resolve that the Michigan Senate denounces the governor’s policy placing COVID-19 positive residents with uninfected residents in nursing homes.

House Resolution 276: Oppose decision to put coronavirus cases in nursing homesPassed 71 to 33 in the House on June 18, 2020 on June 18, 2020

Introduced by Rep. Ryan Berman (R), a House version of the coronavirus nursing home resolution.

Most viewed bills

2020 Senate Bill 977
Make fraudently filing application for abentee ballots a felony

  2020 Senate Bill 859
Prohibit ban on gun and ammo sales during state of emergency

  2019 Senate Bill 306
Let local business improvement entities tax residences

  2019 Senate Bill 431
Repeal (qualified) ban on local anti-mining zones



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