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MichiganVotes Weekly Report: December 2, 2022


Senate Bill 783: Replace disabled veteran property tax breaks with state income tax creditPassed 32 to 3 in the Senate on November 29, 2022

To grant disabled veterans and their widows a state income tax credit equal to 100% of the local property taxes levied on the taxpayer's homestead. This would replace a current law that authorizes local property tax exemptions.

Senate Bill 223: Expand school lessons on sexual assault and harassmentPassed 35 to 0 in the Senate on November 29, 2022

To require state officials to develop written materials for public school students containing specified information on sexual assault and harassment including available resources and contact information, and require schools to give it to every student in 6th through 12th grade. Schools would also be “encouraged” to provide sexual assault and sexual harassment response training to all school personnel who had contact with students.

Senate Bill 226: Criminalize certain invasive medical exams of minorsPassed 35 to 0 in the Senate on November 29, 2022

To require that a medical assistant or a second licensed professional be present when conducting a medical treatment, procedure, or examination of a minor that involves vaginal or anal penetration, and also that a parent or guardian give permission first, with some exceptions for emergencies, forensic exams and more. Violations would be a crime subject to two years in prison, and five years for multiple offenses.

House Bill 6369: Extend law facilitating driverless car usePassed 37 to 0 in the Senate on November 29, 2022

To extend until 2027 the 2022 expiration of a 2016 law that prohibits local governments from imposing a local fee, registration, franchise, or regulation on an “on-demand automated motor vehicle network” devised for driverless vehicles.

Senate Bill 1151: Ban bridge or toll road scofflaws from selling carPassed 34 to 3 in the Senate on November 29, 2022

To authorize the Secretary of State to essentially prohibit a person with unpaid bridge or toll-road tolls from selling their car, by denying the transfer registration to a buyer. This is related to efforts by some legislators and developers to authorize “public/private partnerships” to collect tolls on some bridges and roads.

Senate Bill 1207: Move presidential primary datePassed 34 to 1 in the Senate on November 29, 2022

To move the state’s presidential primary election from the second Tuesday in March to the second Tuesday in February.

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2021-2022

Bills Introduced
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Amendments Introduced
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New Laws Passed
0428