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MichiganVotes Weekly Report: July 10, 2020


The legislature is out and not scheduled to meet before July 22. Rather than votes, this Roll Call Report describes some recent election-related bills of interest.

Senate Bill 759: Count prisoners address as where they lived before imprisonment
Introduced by Sen. Sylvia Santana (D), to require the Department of Corrections to report the address of prisoners as the one where they lived before going to prison. This would affect political redistricting population counts. Referred to committee, no further action at this time.

Senate Bill 909: End going to the polls, do elections by mail
Introduced by Sen. Jeff Irwin (D), to end the institution of going to polls and voting on election day, and replace it with mail-in elections at all levels. Referred to committee, no further action at this time.

House Bill 5451: Make election days a holiday
Introduced by Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D), to make the regular May, August and November election dates official state holidays. This would likely result in most state and local government employees getting the day off. Referred to committee, no further action at this time.

House Bill 5545: Remove party labels in county elections
Introduced by Rep. Ryan Berman (R), to make elections for county commissioner and most other county offices “non-partisan,” meaning voters would only see the names of candidates on their ballots, with no indication of the political leanings of candidates like those currently provided by party identifications. Referred to committee, no further action at this time.

House Bill 5789: Allow different driver license/state ID and voter registration addresses
Introduced by Rep. Rebekah Warren (D) to allow a person to have a different address on their driver license or state identification card than the one at which they are registered to vote. Among other things this would let resident college students to vote where their school is located, not at their actual home address. It would affect political redistricting population counts. Referred to committee, no further action at this time.

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Ban employer requiring employee implants

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Appropriate federal coronavirus relief money

  2019 House Bill 4729
Authorize COVID-19 epidemic response spending

  2020 Senate Bill 956
Ban transferring coronavirus patients to nursing home

 

2019-2020

Bills Introduced
2946
Amendments Introduced
0306
New Laws Passed
0279