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MichiganVotes Weekly Report: May 14, 2021


Senate Bill 378: Authorize dependent income tax credit
Passed 25 to 10 in the Senate on May 13, 2021

To authorize a $500 non-refundable state income tax credit for each dependent age 18 and below in 2022 through 2025.

Senate Bill 79: Ban state from imposing vaccine "passport" mandates
Passed 20 to 15 in the Senate on May 13, 2021

To prohibit the state health and welfare department from spending any money to develop, implement, or enforce any proposal or process to impose vaccine "passport" requirements. This was an amendment to a budget bill, along with a ban on imposing facemask mandates on anyone under age 18.

Senate Bill 428: Ban imposing face mask mandates on toddlers
Passed 20 to 15 in the Senate on May 13, 2021

To prohibit the state or a local health department from imposing a face mask mandate on children younger than age 5.

House Bill 4082: Revise restriction on administration reshuffling appropriated money
Passed 58 to 49 in the House on May 13, 2021

To restrict a state “administrative board” increasing or decreasing an item of appropriation without permission from legislative appropriation committees if the amount is more than 3% or $125,000 and won’t change the appropriation by more than $200,000. The bill comes after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used this device to repurpose some $600 million appropriated in the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget.

House Bill 4669: Create transportation bond repayment sinking fund
Passed 58 to 49 in the House on May 13, 2021

To create a transportation bond repayment sinking fund, to hold money to be used only to repay road debt incurred by the Whitmer, Granholm and Engler administrations. No new road debt could be incurred without depositing an equal amount in the sinking fund up to $234 million annually, over several years if necessary. The House Fiscal Agency reports the state currently owes $1.159 billion to bond holders, which currently uses $143 million of road tax revenue. A House-passed supplemental spending bill (House Bill 4420) would appropriate $626 million for the sinking fund.

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2019-2021

Bills Introduced
1291
Amendments Introduced
0206
New Laws Passed
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