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Michigan conservative Scorecard 2021

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100%Legislator.
Ideal Senate Vote >
anySelectedNYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYNYYY
97%Barrett, Tom  (term)R ×
97%Bumstead, Jon  (term)R ×
97%Johnson, Ruth  (term)R ×
97%Runestad, Jim  (term)R ×
97%Lauwers, Dan  (term)R ×XX
96%Stamas, Jim  (term)R XXXX×X
94%Horn, Kenneth  (term)R ××
94%LaSata, Kim  (term)R ××
94%Theis, Lana  (term)R ××
94%VanderWall, Curt  (term)R ××
94%Zorn, Dale W.  (term)R ××
94%MacDonald, Michael  (term)R ×X×
93%Schmidt, Wayne  (term)R ×XX×
93%Outman, Rick  (term)R ×X×XX
93%Shirkey, Mike  (term)R ×XXX×
91%Daley, Kevin  (term)R ×××
91%Victory, Roger  (term)R ×××
88%Bizon, John  (term)R ××××
84%McBroom, Ed  (term)R ×××××
60%Huizenga, Mark  (term)R ××
80%Wozniak, Doug  (term)R ×
41%Wojno, Paul  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××
39%Ananich, Jim  (term)D ××××××××××××××××X×××
39%Hollier, Adam  (term)D ××××××××××××××××X×××
38%McMorrow, Mallory  (term)D ××X××××××××X×××××XXXX×
38%Bullock, Marshall  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××
34%Brinks, Winnie  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××
34%Moss, Jeremy  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××
31%Hertel, Curtis, Jr.  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××
30%McCann, Sean  (term)D ××××××××XX×××××××××××××
30%Polehanki, Dayna  (term)D X××××X×××××××××XX××××××X
29%Santana, Sylvia  (term)D ××××X××××××××××××××××××
28%Geiss, Erika  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××
28%Irwin, Jeff  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××
25%Chang, Stephanie  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××
22%Alexander, Betty Jean  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××
21%Bayer, Rosemary  (term)D ×X××××××××××××××××××××××XX
100%Legislator.
Ideal House Vote >
anySelectedNNNNNNNNNNYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
91%Lilly, Jim  (term)R ××××X
87%Marino, Steve  (term)R X×××X×XXXXXXXXXXXX
87%Wendzel, Pauline  (term)R ××××××
86%Van Woerkom, Greg  (term)R ××××××X
84%Beeler, Andrew  (term)R ×××××××
88%Huizenga, Mark  (term)R ×××××
83%Slagh, Bradley  (term)R ×××××XXXX××
82%Alexander, Julie  (term)R ××××××××
82%Calley, Julie  (term)R ××××××××
82%Damoose, John  (term)R ××××××××
82%Filler, Graham  (term)R ××××××××
82%Frederick, Ben  (term)R ××××××××
82%Kahle, Bronna  (term)R ××××××××
82%Markkanen, Greg  (term)R ××××××××
82%Mueller, Mike  (term)R ××××××××
82%O'Malley, Jack  (term)R ××××××××
82%Paquette, Brad  (term)R ××××××××
82%Posthumus, Bryan  (term)R ××××××××
82%Griffin, Beth  (term)R ×××××××X×
81%Albert, Thomas  (term)R XX××××××××X
80%Berman, Ryan  (term)R ×××××××××
80%Beson, Timothy  (term)R ×××××××××
80%Bezotte, Robert  (term)R ×××××××××
80%Bollin, Ann  (term)R ×××××××××
80%Clements, TC  (term)R ×××××××××
80%Farrington, Diana  (term)R ×××××××××
80%Outman, Pat  (term)R ×××××××××
80%Hauck, Roger  (term)R ×××××××××X
78%Borton, Ken  (term)R ××××××××××
78%Brann, Tommy  (term)R ××××××××××
78%Fink, Andrew  (term)R ××××××××××
78%Howell, Gary  (term)R ××××××××××
78%LaFave, Beau  (term)R ××××××××××
78%Martin, David  (term)R ××××××××××
78%Roth, John  (term)R ××××××××××
78%Tisdel, Mark  (term)R ××××××××××
78%Wakeman, Rodney  (term)R ××××××××××
78%Wentworth, Jason  (term)R ××××××××××
77%Eisen, Gary  (term)R X××××××××××
78%Wozniak, Doug  (term)R ×××××××××
76%Bellino, Joseph, Jr.  (term)R ××××××××××XXX
76%Glenn, Annette  (term)R ×××××××××××
76%Green, Phil  (term)R ×××××××××××
76%Lightner, Sarah  (term)R ×××××××××××
76%Whiteford, Mary  (term)R ×××××××××××
74%VanSingel, Scott  (term)R ××××××××××X×X
74%Schroeder, Andrea  (term)R ××××XXXXXXXXX×XXXXXX
73%Carra, Steve  (term)R ××××××××××××
73%Hoitenga, Michele  (term)R ××××××××××××
73%Maddock, Matt  (term)R ××××××××××××
71%Hornberger, Pamela  (term)R ×××××××××××××
71%Meerman, Luke  (term)R ×××××××××××××
71%Rendon, Daire  (term)R ×××××××××××××
71%Yaroch, Jeff  (term)R ×××××××××××××
67%Cambensy, Sara  (term)D ×××××××××X×X××××
67%Allor, Sue  (term)R ×××××××××××××××
65%Reilly, John  (term)R ×××X×X×××××××××××
64%Johnson, Steven  (term)R ××××××××××××××××
61%Sneller, Tim  (term)D ××××××××X×××××××××
59%Whitsett, Karen  (term)D ××××X×××××X×XX××××××XX
56%Steenland, Richard  (term)D ××××××××××X××××X×××××
55%Coleman, Kevin  (term)D ×××××××××X×××××××××××
55%Hertel, Kevin  (term)D ×××××××X×××××××××××××
55%Witwer, Angela  (term)D ××××××××X××××××××××××
53%Garza, Alex  (term)D ×××××××××X××××××××××X×
52%Shannon, Nate  (term)D ××××××××××X×××××××××××
50%Haadsma, Jim  (term)D ××××××××X××××××××××××××
50%Sabo, Terry  (term)D ×××××××××X×××××××××××××
49%Liberati, Tullio  (term)D ××××××××××X×××XX×××××××X×
49%Tate, Joe  (term)D ×××XXXXX×X××××××××××××××××
48%Breen, Kelly  (term)D ×××××××××X××××××××××××××
48%Cherry, John  (term)D ××××××××X×××××××××××××××
48%Steckloff, Samantha  (term)D ××××××××X×××××××××××××××
48%Thanedar, Shri  (term)D ××××××××××X×××××××××××××
47%Carter, Tyrone  (term)D X×××××××X××××××××××××××××
46%Jones, Jewell  (term)D ××××X××××X××××××××X×XXXX×XXX×
44%Bolden, Kyra  (term)D X×××××××X×××××××××××××××××
43%Koleszar, Matt  (term)D ××××××××××X×××××××××××××××
43%O'Neal, Amos  (term)D ×××××××××X××××××××××××××××
42%Manoogian, Mari  (term)D ×××××××××X××××××××××××××X××
42%Peterson, Ronnie  (term)D ××××××××××X×××××××××××X××××
42%Yancey, Tenisha  (term)D X××××××××X×××××××××××××××××
41%Clemente, Cara  (term)D ××××××××××X××××××××××××××××
41%Morse, Christine  (term)D ××××××××××X××××××××××××××××
41%Pohutsky, Laurie  (term)D ××××××××××X××××××××××××××××
40%LaGrand, David  (term)D ×××××××××X××××××××××××××X×X×
40%Anthony, Sarah  (term)D X××××××××X××××××××××××××××××
39%Kuppa, Padma  (term)D ×××××××××XX×××××××××××××××XX×
39%Brixie, Julie  (term)D ××××××××X×××××××××××××××××××
39%Hammoud, Abdullah  (term)D ×××××××××××X××××××××××××××××
39%Lasinski, Donna  (term)D ×××××××××X××××××××××××××××××
39%Puri, Ranjeev  (term)D ××××××××××X×××××××××××××××××
37%Carter, Brenda  (term)D ×××××××××××X×××××××××××××X×××
36%Ellison, Jim  (term)D ×××××××××××X×××××××××××××××××
35%Neeley, Cynthia R  (term)D ×××X×××××X×××XXXX××××××××××XXXXX×
35%Scott, Helena  (term)D X××××××××X××××××××××××××××××××
34%Camilleri, Darrin  (term)D ××××××××××XX××××××××××××××××XX×
34%Hope, Kara  (term)D ×××××××××X××××××××××××××××××××
34%Rogers, Julie  (term)D ××××××××X×××××××××××××××××××××
34%Young, Stephanie  (term)D ××××××××X×××××××××××××××××××××
33%Hood, Rachel  (term)D ××××××××××X××××××××××××X×××××××
30%Johnson, Cynthia  (term)D ××XXXXXX×X××××××××××××××××××××X×××
27%Aiyash, Abraham  (term)D ×××××××××X×××××××××××××××××××××××
25%Brabec, Felicia  (term)D ×××XX×××××X××X×××××××××××××××××X×××
25%Cavanagh, Mary  (term)D ×××××××××X××××××××××××××××××××××××
25%Sowerby, William  (term)D ××××××××××X×××××××××××××××××××××××
24%Stone, Lori  (term)D ×××××××XX××××××××××××××××××××××XX××
23%Weiss, Regina  (term)D ××××××××××X××××××××××××××××××××××××
18%Rabhi, Yousef  (term)D ×××××××××X×××××××××××××××××××××××××××

Legend:   Correct,  × Incorrect,  
F Chamber failed to hold vote,  E Excused,  X Not Voting,  
? Ideal Vote not set,   No vote in this chamber

 

Column Descriptions

Senate Bill 103: Create utility company “right” to install a...
[Create utility company “right” to install a high voltage line] to establish that an incumbent electric transmission company has the “right” to construct, own, operate, maintain, and control a high-voltage transmission line if it is specified in a government-ordered generation plan and it is used to interconnect to facilities owned by the company
   • House Roll Call 565 on December 1, 2021.
   • Senate Roll Call 411 on October 26, 2021.

House Bill 4038: Revise 11th grade school assessment test detail
to repeal a provision of the law requiring public schools to administer statewide reading and math assessment tests to 11th graders, which requires these to be written in a manner that allows “employers to use the results in making employment decisions”
   • House Roll Call 379 on June 24, 2021.

House Bill 4538: Pay school districts to administer learning...
[Pay school districts to administer learning progress tests created by "stakeholders"] to authorize payments of up to $100 per test to school districts each year for administering high school learning “attainment” tests to students. To determine which tests would qualify the state Department of Education would have to consult with “unions, high school principals, school administrators, career and technical education program administrators, school counselors, high school teachers, and any other group as appropriate”
   • House Roll Call 380 on June 24, 2021.

House Bill 4382: Ban replaceable-battery smoke alarms
to prohibit the sale of smoke alarms powered by a replaceable and removable battery starting on April 1, 2022, and instead mandate that all smoke alarms must be powered by a nonremovable and nonreplaceable battery that lasts at least 10 years, or by another power source utilizing new technology. This would not apply to alarms powered by a building electrical system and some other exceptions
   • House Roll Call 141 on April 27, 2021.

House Bill 4461: Revise solid waste, landfill and recycling...
[Revise solid waste, landfill and recycling restrictions, mandates, fees, fines and more] to revise and expand many provisions and details of the extensive regulatory regime prescribed for solid waste “materials management plans” that counties are required to maintain. The bill is part of a legislative package comprised of House Bills 4453 to 4461 that would revise and expand many of the state laws, regulations, requirements, fines, fees and more related to landfills, solid waste and recycling mandates
   • House Roll Call 138 on April 22, 2021.

House Bill 4358: Restrict health insurance drug coverage changes
to impose more restrictions and conditions on health insurance companies changing which drugs are covered under policies
   • House Roll Call 83 on March 24, 2021.

House Bill 4346: Impose insulin copay insurance mandate
to prohibit health insurance policies from requiring a covered person to pay a co-pay for insulin greater than $50 per month
   • House Roll Call 73 on March 24, 2021.

House Bill 4350: Clarify legal status of prescription drug...
[Clarify legal status of prescription drug discounts] to establish that certain customer discounts and rebates on prescription drugs are not a violation of a “false claims act” that bans kickbacks and bribes
   • House Roll Call 71 on March 24, 2021.

House Bill 4353: Impose health insurance mandate on...
[Impose health insurance mandate on prescription discount reimbursement calculations] to establish that the amount paid by a third party toward a health insurance customers’ co-pay must be included when calculating how much the individual must contribute in a co-pay
   • House Roll Call 72 on March 24, 2021.

House Bill 4356: Permit remote contact lens exams
to allow Michigan residents to get a contact lens exam and prescription remotely if the standard of care provided is the same as if the examination and evaluation were performed in person
   • House Roll Call 74 on March 24, 2021.

House Bill 5351: Index business tools-and-equipment tax...
[Index business tools-and-equipment tax threshold to inflation] to double the a small business exemption on the value of business tools and equipment subject to property taxes (called the “personal property tax"), from $80,000 to $160,000, and also index this to inflation going forward
   • House Roll Call 634 on December 14, 2021.
   • Senate Roll Call 495 on December 14, 2021.

House Bill 5097: Prohibit public schools from promoting race or...
[Prohibit public schools from promoting race or gender stereotyping (Critical Race Theory)] to prohibit public schools from promoting "any form of race or gender stereotyping." This is defined in the bill the following "set of statements, beliefs, or ideas," which are that because of their race or gender, "individuals comprising a racial or ethnic group or gender all act in certain ways, hold certain opinions, are born racist or sexist, bear collective guilt for historical wrongs." Also, to ban promoting that the cultural norms or practices of a racial or ethnic group or gender are flawed and must be eliminated or changed to conform; that racism (or sexism) is inherent in individuals from a particular race or ethnic group (or gender); that a racial or ethnic group or gender is in need of deconstruction, elimination, or criticism; or that the actions of some individuals serve as an indictment against their race or gender
   • House Roll Call 518 on November 2, 2021.

House Bill 4029: Legalize “stun guns”
to repeal a ban on the sale, possession or use of tasers or "stun guns" by adults, defined as a “device that is capable of creating an electro-muscular disruption…capable of temporarily incapacitating or immobilizing an individual by the direction or emission of conducted energy." Stun gun does not include a launchable device
   • House Roll Call 104 on April 14, 2021.

House Bill 4049: Transfer power to close schools during...
[Transfer power to close schools during epidemic from state health department to locals] to establish that the director of the Department of Health and Human Services does not have the authority to issue epidemic-related emergency orders that close schools for in-person instruction or prohibit school sporting events. The legislature gave this authority to the state health department director in the Public Health Code enacted in 1978; the bill would amend that law by instead giving this authority to local health departments
   • House Roll Call 21 on March 3, 2021.
   • Senate Roll Call 37 on March 2, 2021.

House Bill 4272: Assert immunity of "Michigan-made" gas cans...
[Assert immunity of "Michigan-made" gas cans from federal regulation] to establish that portable fuel containers that are completely made in Michigan and sold here only are not subject to federal regulations, notwithstanding rulings that hold federal rules to be controlling under the U.S. constitution’s interstate commerce clause
   • House Roll Call 114 on April 20, 2021.
   • Senate Roll Call 345 on September 1, 2021.

House Bill 4728: Exempt high school graduation ceremonies from...
[Exempt high school graduation ceremonies from “lockdown” orders] to establish that emergency “lockdown” orders issued by the state health department do not prohibit or otherwise limit holding a high school graduation commencement ceremony held during the 2020-2021 school year at a public or nonpublic school to honor the graduating class of 2020 or 2021
   • House Roll Call 170 on May 5, 2021.
   • Senate Roll Call 191 on May 18, 2021.

House Bill 4237: Repeal Michigan "estate tax"
to repeal the 1899 state law authorizing a Michigan estate tax. While still on the books, current provisions set the actual tax rate at the same level of a state credit allowed on the federal estate tax, which means no money is now collected from this tax
   • House Roll Call 177 on May 11, 2021.

House Bill 4485: Keep cigar tax cap
to repeal the Oct. 1, 2021 sunset on a law that caps the 32% tobacco tax imposed on cigars at 50 cents per cigar. In other words, if the bill becomes law the 50 cent cap would remain in effect
   • House Roll Call 210 on May 18, 2021.
   • Senate Roll Call 412 on October 26, 2021.

House Bill 4074: Encourage schools to teach free enterprise...
[Encourage schools to teach free enterprise and entrepreneurship] to encourage public schools to offer a program of instruction on free enterprise and entrepreneurship for high school students
   • House Roll Call 212 on May 19, 2021.

House Bill 4501: Refund employer fines levied under “unlimited”...
[Refund employer fines levied under “unlimited” emergency law ruled unconstitutional] to require the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to refund to employers civil penalties they imposed for violating an emergency order issued under a 1945 emergency powers law that has been ruled unconstitutional for letting a governor govern unilaterally during a state of emergency with no time limit
   • House Roll Call 237 on May 25, 2021.
   • Senate Roll Call 419 on November 2, 2021.

Senate Bill 440: Exempt PET scans from CON law’s hospital rationing
to exempt positron emission tomography scanners in certain facilities from a state Certificate of Need (CON) law that requires prospective hospitals, clinics and other potential medical care providers and facilities to get permission from a commission comprised of industry incumbents before a new entrant can open a new clinic or provide certain services
   • House Roll Call 325 on June 10, 2021.
   • Senate Roll Call 228 on May 26, 2021.

House Bill 4945: Revise “strict discipline academies” references
to revise references in the law that authorizes “strict discipline academies” as alternatives for children expelled from regular schools, so as to permit any school district to authorize and grant a "charter" to operate one of these entities
   • House Roll Call 321 on June 9, 2021.
   • Senate Roll Call 294 on June 23, 2021.

House Bill 4434: Cancel state participation in federal $300...
[Cancel state participation in federal $300 supplemental jobless benefits] to end further state participation in delivering the $300 per week "supplemental" federal unemployment benefits included in a federal "stimulus" spending bill enacted in early 2021. News reports indicate 25 other states have refused the benefits as of the date of this vote, due to concerns they incentivize people not to work at a time when jobs are plentiful. The bill would also require the state unemployment agency to use clear and concise plain language in communications and determinations sent to employers and benefit claimants, with vocabulary based on a fourth-grade reading level
   • House Roll Call 350 on June 17, 2021.
   • Senate Roll Call 320 on June 24, 2021.

House Bill 4644: Define fetus as a “dependent” for income tax...
[Define fetus as a “dependent” for income tax deduction] to define a fetus at least 12 weeks old as a “dependent” for purposes of claiming a state income tax deduction
   • House Roll Call 359 on June 23, 2021.

House Bill 4980: Permit drag races in the sand at Silver Lake...
[Permit drag races in the sand at Silver Lake State Park] to make an exception to the state law banning drag racing for “an activity at Silver Lake State Park authorized by the Department of Natural Resources.” This would apply to a an existing 450-acre section of sand dunes park managers have set aside as a "scramble area" for ORVs. Located in Oceana County this park covers 3,000 acres along four miles of Lake Michigan shoreline
   • House Roll Call 377 on June 24, 2021.
   • Senate Roll Call 336 on July 15, 2021.

Senate Bill 372: Repeal land-line phone book mandate
to repeal a law that requires phone companies print phone books for land-line customers
   • House Roll Call 410 on June 30, 2021.
   • Senate Roll Call 250 on June 3, 2021.

Legislative Initiative Petition 1: Repeal one of two state emergency powers laws
to approve an “initiated law” that would repeal one of the two state laws that authorize a governor to assume extraordinary powers during an emergency, including statewide “lockdowns” like those ordered under the 2020 coronavirus epidemic. Enacted in 1945, this law places no limit on the duration of a declared emergency, and authorizes the governor to impose a curfew, prohibit or regulate occupancy and use of buildings and more. The state’s other emergency powers law adopted in 1976 puts a 28 day deadline on a governor’s assumption of emergency powers, with legislative approval required for any extensions.
   • House Roll Call 419 on July 21, 2021.
   • Senate Roll Call 340 on July 15, 2021.

House Bill 4837: Restrict outside groups’ access to state voter...
[Restrict outside groups’ access to state voter database] to restrict access to the state's qualified voter file (QVF) database to the Secretary of State office, other election officials it authorizes, local and county election clerks, and state employees or vendors who do maintenance and security work on the QVF. The bill would remove a provision authorizing access by a “designated voter registration agency”
   • House Roll Call 447 on September 30, 2021.
   • Senate Roll Call 359 on September 30, 2021.

Senate Bill 304: Republican election rules package
to revise details of the process for allowing a person who has no identification to vote a “provisional” ballot. The bill would require the person to show documents within six days that verify his or her identity and address, without which the vote would not be counted
   • House Roll Call 471 on October 14, 2021.
   • Senate Roll Call 372 on October 7, 2021.

Senate Bill 687: Authorize school choice tax credit and K-12...
[Authorize school choice tax credit and K-12 scholarships] to authorize a K-12 “student opportunity scholarship program” that would allow individuals and businesses to get a tax credit for contributing to a nonprofit “scholarship organization” that would provide grants to lower income families to pay tuition at a non-pubic school, or pay for other education expenses, services and supplies. Beneficiaries would get individual accounts from which families could draw money for permitted expenses. See also Senate Bill 688
   • House Roll Call 504 on October 27, 2021.
   • Senate Roll Call 388 on October 19, 2021.

House Bill 4940: Exclude new car rebates from use tax
to deduct manufacturer rebates from the purchase price of a new vehicle or purposes of calculating use tax
   • House Roll Call 524 on November 3, 2021.

Senate Resolution 83: To condemn President Joe Biden’s authoritarian...
To condemn President Joe Biden’s authoritarian decision to impose vaccine requirements on private employers
   • Senate Roll Call 448 on November 10, 2021.

Senate Resolution 86: To condemn the U.S. Department of Justice...
To condemn the U.S. Department of Justice memorandum on intimidation and harassment against school board members for inhibiting parents’ constitutional right to free speech
   • Senate Roll Call 428 on November 2, 2021.

Senate Bill 600: Prohibit school requiring students get...
[Prohibit school requiring students get emergency-use vaccine (COVID shots)] to prohibit public or private schools from mandating student get a vaccine authorized solely for emergency use (meaning the COVID vaccines available when the bill was introduced). Also, to ban different requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated students including separated seating, facemask requirements and more
   • Senate Roll Call 405 on October 26, 2021.

Senate Bill 603: Restrict school face mask mandates
to prohibit the state health department from issuing an order that requires schoolchildren who are asymptomatic for COVID-19 to wear a face mask, receive an experimental drug vaccination (meaning one for COVID), or get tested for COVID-19. This would apply to attending school, riding the bus, participating in on- or off-campus extracurriculars. This would also apply to adults attending school board meetings
   • Senate Roll Call 408 on October 26, 2021.

House Bill 4088: Prescribe rules for animal feeding
to establish that deer feeding from backyard bird feeders does not constitute "deer baiting" or feeding, which are currently prohibited due to disease transmission concerns. The bill would explicitly permit placing up to two gallons of bird seed in a feeder within 300 feet of a residence
   • House Roll Call 216 on May 20, 2021.
   • Senate Roll Call 356 on September 30, 2021.

House Bill 4288: Revise business tax levies on S-type corporations
to authorize an alternative method that businesses defined as “flow through entities” can use to calculate their Michigan income tax liability, so as to mitigate the loss of certain federal credits and deductions changed by the 2017 federal tax cut and reform law
   • House Roll Call 205 on May 13, 2021.
   • Senate Roll Call 291 on June 23, 2021.

Senate Bill 430: Establish sand and gravel mining regulatory...
[Establish sand and gravel mining regulatory regime, fees] to establish sentencing guidelines for the gravel mining crime proposed by Senate Bill 429
   • Senate Roll Call 238 on June 2, 2021.

Senate Bill 146: Give tax breaks to some home buyers
to exempt from state income tax up to $5,000, and $10,000 on joint returns, that is deposited in a specialty savings account the bill would authorize for individuals who have not bought or owned a Michigan home in the past three years (dubbed by the bill a "first time home buyer"). Up to $50,000 could be exempted from state income tax liability by an account owner over time. A version of this proposal was vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder in 2018
   • Senate Roll Call 100 on April 22, 2021.

Senate Bill 210: Authorize ORV helmet mandate exceptions
to exempt a person from a state off road vehicle helmet and goggles mandate if the person gets a note from their doctor that they can’t wear the required helmet and protective eyewear
   • Senate Roll Call 210 on March 17, 2021.

Senate Bill 209: Revise physician liability in seatbelt notes...
[Revise physician liability in seatbelt notes from doctor] to establish that a physician is not liable for civil damages that result from not providing a written verification that an individual is unable to wear a seat belt in a car or wear a helmet where that is required for ORVs, snowmobiles, etc
   • Senate Roll Call 51 on March 17, 2021.

Senate Bill 18: Authorize interstate physical therapist...
[Authorize interstate physical therapist licensure compact] to authorize Michigan’s participation in an interstate physical therapist licensure compact that would make it easier for a therapist seeking licensure in more than one state to demonstrate licensure status in his or her home state. The bill would establish that a therapist licensed in a member state that has complied with the compact’s detailed provisions would be granted a “compact privilege” to practice in other compact member states, subject to the other state’s laws
   • Senate Roll Call 14 on February 18, 2021.

House Bill 4289: Give tax breaks to some home buyers
to exempt from state income tax up to $5,000, and $10,000 on joint returns, that is deposited in a specialty savings account the bill would authorize for individuals who have not bought or owned a Michigan home in the past three years (dubbed by the bill a "first time home buyer"). Up to $50,000 could be exempted from state income tax liability by an account owner over time. A version of this proposal was vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder in 2018
   • House Roll Call 129 on April 22, 2021.

House Bill 5488: Authorize state entry to multi-state...
[Authorize state entry to multi-state “psychology interjurisdictional compact”] to permit individuals who are authorized to practice under a multi-state “psychology interjurisdictional compact” to engage in the practice of psychology in this state
   • House Roll Call 603 on December 9, 2021.

House Bill 4781: Revise bottle deposit system procedures
to revise details of the process by which bottled drink manufactures, distributors and dealers “originate” the 10 cent deposit required on many beverage containers. This is part of a legislative package comprised of House Bills 4780 to 4783
   • House Roll Call 294 on June 3, 2021.
   • Senate Roll Call 467 on December 8, 2021.

Senate Bill 770: Create new corporate subsidy program
to create one of the corporate subsidy accounts Senate Bill 769 would authorize, to be called the “Strategic Site Readiness Fund,” which would give grants and loans to certain companies to create “investment-ready sites” for new job producing plants and facilities
   • Senate Roll Call 482 on December 9, 2021.

Senate Bill 764: Authorize income tax deduction for gambling losses
to authorize state income tax deductions for gambling losses claimed on an individual’s federal tax returns
   • House Roll Call 630 on December 14, 2021.
   • Senate Roll Call 503 on December 14, 2021.

Senate Bill 461: Revise marijuana business bond requirement
to amend the “proof of financial responsibility for liability for bodily injury to lawful users” bonds that licensed businesses in the medical marijuana industry must post by prescribing details of the procedures and contents for these
   • House Roll Call 616 on December 14, 2021.
   • Senate Roll Call 499 on December 14, 2021.

House Bill 5267: Exempt feminine hygiene products from sales tax
to exempt feminine hygiene products from sales tax
   • House Roll Call 474 on October 14, 2021.
   • Senate Roll Call 413 on October 26, 2021.

House Bill 4842: 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
   • House Roll Call 408 on June 30, 2021.

House Bill 5260: Revise used car dealer training mandate
to permit the dealer training program mandated for used car dealers and certain employees to be provided by a trade organization approved by the Secretary of State
   • House Roll Call 468 on October 13, 2021.

House Bill 4822: Establish workers disability benefit COVID...
[Establish workers disability benefit COVID presumption for first responders] to establish that for purposes of being eligible for workers compensation disability benefits, a "first response employee’s" who catches COVID-19 is presumed an employment-related personal injury. In addition to police, firefighters, and prison and jail guards, this benefit would be extended to emergency medical services personnel
   • House Roll Call 407 on June 30, 2021.

House Bill 4380: Create state “military and veteran services...
[Create state “military and veteran services support fund”] to create a government “military and veteran services support fund,” which would be a segregated state account managed by a board comprised of specified officials and political appointees, who could give away or spend charitable contributions collected by the fund on things they think will “enhance” service members and veterans
   • House Roll Call 327 on June 15, 2021.

House Bill 4788: Authorize village term limits
to authorize voter initiatives to place term limits on elected officials of “general law” villages. A petition signed by 10% of registered voters would place a measure on the local ballot limiting future elected officials to four two-year terms or two four-year terms
   • House Roll Call 424 on July 21, 2021.

House Bill 4812: Clarify nonprofit property tax assessment detail
to clarify the method in the property tax assessment law for establishing true cash value of certain nonprofit housing property
   • House Roll Call 347 on June 17, 2021.

 

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