Below is a list of the legislation that came before the House this week (March 10th through March 12th). Please feel free to contact me (517.373.0826; firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or thoughts about any of the below bills.
Andy SchorState Representative
Passed 3/10 – 3/12Eliminate funding for the Film and Digital Media Production Assistance Program
HB 4122, 3/11/15, Passed: 58-51
Prohibits the MI Film Office from operating or funding expenditures for the Film and Digital Media Production Assistance Program as of October 1, 2015.
Amends regulations for elevator journeymen to exclude the installation of a residential stairway chair lift or residential platform liftHB 4162, 3/11/15, Passed: 62-47
HB 4163, 3/11/15, Passed: 62-47
Exempts the installation of residential stairway chairlifts and platform lifts by a residential contractor from the elevator journeymen requirements and regulations.
Revisions to eligibility requirements for the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (HYTA)HB 4069, 3/12/15, Passed: 98-12
House Bill 4069 makes revisions to eligibility requirements for the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (HYTA).
Prohibits courts from assigning HYTA to certain youth offendersHB 4135, 3/12/15, Passed: 85-25
House Bill 4135 would prohibit a court from assigning HYTA to certain youth offenders. It would also require a court to revoke HYTA-status under certain circumstances.
Modify sentencing and MDOC placement for HYTA offendersHB 4169, 3/12/15, Passed: 99-11
House Bill 4169 would retain, yet modify, how Holmes Youth Trainee Act (HYTA) –assigned offenders are sentenced to and placed in Michigan Department of Correction (MDOC) prison facilities.
Allows for an appropriation of $3M for various autism programs
SB 137, 3/12/15, Passed: 62-48
This bill would allow for a one-time appropriation and expenditure of $3M from the Autism Coverage Fund for FY15 to be used for university autism programs and autism family assistance services. (This is a budget implementation bill related to the recent supplemental, HB 4112).
Allow for an appropriation of $1.3M for a statewide trauma systemSB 138, 3/12/15, Passed: 58-52
This bill would allow for an additional $1.3M to be appropriated and expended from the Crime Victim’s Rights Fund to support a statewide trauma system. (This is a budget implementation bill related to the recent supplemental, HB 4112).