Below is a list of the legislation that came before the House this week (March 24th through March 26th). 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 3/24 – 3/26
Provides greater departmental and local oversight of mobile home parksHB 4054, 3/24/15, Passed: 106-3
HB 4054 provides greater departmental and local oversight of mobile home parks, as well as improved remedies for health and safety violations.
Prohibit the use of an unmanned aerial or submersible vehicle to interfere with the taking of animal or fishSB 54, 3/25/15, Passed: 110-0
SB 55, 3/25/15, Passed: 110-0
Senate Bill 54 amends the Natural Resources Environmental Protection Act, Part 401, by prohibiting the use of an unmanned vehicle, or an unmanned device that uses aerodynamic forces to achieve flight or that operates on the surface of the water or underwater to hinder or prevent the lawful taking of animal or fish. Senate Bill 55 amends the Natural Resources Environmental Protection Act to prohibit an individual from taking game or fish using an unmanned vehicle or an unmanned device that uses aerodynamic forces to achieve flight or that operates on the surface of the water or underwater.
Allow retired federal law enforcement officer to carry a concealed pistol in places listed as “no carry zones”SB 53, 3/25/15, Passed: 73-37
Senate Bill 53 would allow a concealed pistol license (CPL) holder, who is a retired federal law enforcement officer, to carry a concealed pistol in places listed as “no carry zones” under Michigan’s CPL law.
Repeal the ban on the scalping of tickets for entertainment eventsHB 4015, 3/25/15, Passed: 70-30
House Bill 4015 amends MCL 750.465 of the Michigan Penal Code to decriminalize the reselling of tickets for and at entertainment and sporting events for more than face value.
Update sentencing guidelines pertaining to changes of the definition of firearm in HB 4155HB 4295, 3/25/15, Passed: 90-20
Update the sentencing guidelines to reflect changes anticipated in House Bill 4155, if enacted. HB 4155 would amend several sections of the Michigan Penal Code to align Michigan’s definition of “firearm” with the federal definition of firearm and create special provisions for pneumatic guns.
Allow the Governor to request conveyance of certain swamplands in Clarence TownshipSB 18, 3/26/15, Passed: 108-2
SB 19, 3/26/15, Passed: 109-1
Senate Bill 18 allows the Governor to request conveyance of certain swamplands in Clarence Township (Calhoun County) from the United States to Michigan, to require the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to determine the de facto owners of this property, and to convey a portion of the property to those de facto owners. Senate Bill 19 is the complementary property tax pop-up exemption for land conveyances resulting from SB 18.
Require school attendance for all children in a FIP group in order to remain eligible for assistanceHB 4041, 3/26/15, Passed: 74-36
HB 4041 requires school attendance for all children in a Family Independence Program (FIP) group in order to remain eligible for assistance.
Provide immunity for persons or corporations donating food to nonprofit organizationsHB 4017, 3/26/15, Passed: 106-4
House Bill 4017 would provide immunity, under certain circumstances, to donors and nonprofit organizations that collect and donate food to other nonprofit organizations or nonprofit corporations.
Allows certain veterans to use military experience to obtain licensure as a boiler operatorHB 4134, 3/26/15, Passed: 110-0
House Bill 4134 amends the Boiler Act to allow a veteran to use his or her military experience to meet requirement for a license to inspect, install, or repair boilers, or register as a boiler operator.
Require universities to inform military members of their options for credit transfer and receiving credit for trainingHB 4060, 3/26/15, Passed: 110-0
Require state public universities to inform those who are currently serving or have served as a member of the military, National Guard, or the military reserves of the options relating to the transfer of military education and training for college credit.
Allow for proof of insurance to be shown electronicallyHB 4193, 3/26/15, Passed: 108-2
HB 4193 would amend the Vehicle Code to allow for proof of insurance to be shown electronically.
Stop collection of a filing fee for the annual statement of foreign and alien insurers by DIFSHB 4224, 3/26/15, Passed: 105-5
HB 4224 would stop collection of a filing fee for the annual statement of foreign and alien insurers by the Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS).
Change the method of wage garnishment in MichiganHB 4119, 3/26/15, Passed: 110-0
HB 4119 would change the way that wage garnishment is done in Michigan, specifically what is required when an order is directed to a third party (the garnishee/employer) to withhold periodic or non-periodic payment of assets.