+ − Contact Information Phone: (517) 373-7918 Fax: (517) 373-5227 + − Sponsored Bills (8) MI - SB182 Economic development; corridor improvement; corridor improvement authority; expand to include state fairgrounds. Amends sec. 3 of 2005 PA 280 (MCL 125.2873). MI - SB48 Liquor; hours; hours of operation for on-premises licenses located in central business districts; extend. Amends sec. 1114 of 1998 PA 58 (MCL 436.2114) & adds sec. 1116. MI - SB49 Criminal procedure; sentencing; crimes against elder adults; increase penalties for certain crimes against a person over 65 years of age. Amends heading of ch. XXA of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.1 - 750.568) & adds sec. 145s. MI - SJR7 Crimes; homicide; death penalty for first degree murder of a peace officer or corrections officer while in the line of duty; permit. Amends sec. 46, art. IV of the state constitution. MI - SB288 Insurance; no-fault; low-cost automobile insurance program; provide for. Amends secs. 3101, 3104, 3113, 3114, 3115, 3135, 3301 & 3310 of 1956 PA 218 (MCL 500.3101 et seq.) & adds ch. 32A. MI - SB50 Criminal procedure; sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for elder adult abuse; provide for. Amends sec. 16g, ch. XVII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 777.16g). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0049'15 MI - SB77 Transportation; limousines; compliance with city vehicle for hire ordinance; revise population requirement and modify definition of limousine. Amends sec. 7 of 1990 PA 271 (MCL 257.1907). MI - SB229 Family law; marriage and divorce; prohibition on same-sex marriage; remove from foreign marriage act. Amends sec. 1 of 1939 PA 168 (MCL 551.271) & repeals sec. 2 of 1939 PA 168 (MCL 551.272). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0227'15, SJR I'15 + − Cosponsored Bills (80) MI - SB590 Insurance; health benefits; health care transparency data aggregator; require department of health and human services to establish, require health carriers to submit data, and require release of certain data and preparation of reports. Amends 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.1101 - 333.25211) by adding pt. 29. MI - SB744 Insurance; no-fault; rate increases; require advance notification to insureds. Amends sec. 2112 of 1956 PA 218 (MCL 500.2112) & adds sec. 2107a. MI - SB605 Appropriations; supplemental; funding for Maxey; restore. Creates appropriation act. MI - SB60 Elections; voting procedures; early voting; provide for. Amends secs. 720 & 735 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.720 & 168.735) & adds sec. 720a. MI - SB261 Children; child care; public notification relating to immunization record completion rates; require. Amends 1973 PA 116 (MCL 722.111 - 722.128) by adding sec. 3h. MI - SB840 Appropriations; supplemental; funding for the first responder presumed coverage fund; provide for. Creates appropriation act. MI - SR41 A resolution of tribute offered as a memorial for Robert P. Griffin, former U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, and Michigan Supreme Court Justice. MI - SR3 A resolution of tribute offered as a memorial for Harry A. DeMaso, former member of the Senate. MI - SR8 A resolution proclaiming February 2015 as American Heart Month and February 6, 2015, as Go Red for Women Day in the state of Michigan. MI - SR104 A resolution to urge the Congress of the United States to reject the U.S.-led nuclear agreement with Iran and press for a new agreement that will prevent all pathways to an Iranian nuclear weapon. MI - SB257 Crime victims; other; address confidentiality program for victims of domestic violence crimes; create. Creates new act. MI - SB90 State agencies (proposed); boards and commissions; African-American affairs commission; create. Creates new act. MI - SB240 Liquor; retail sales; sale, use, or possession of powdered alcohol; prohibit. Amends 1998 PA 58 (MCL 436.1101 - 436.2303) by adding sec. 914a. MI - SB101 Labor; fair employment practices; paid sick leave; require certain employers to provide. Creates new act. MI - SB155 Corporate income tax; credits; credit for certain employers that provide employment for certain veterans; create. Amends 1967 PA 281 (MCL 206.1 - 206.713) by adding sec. 672. MI - SR132 A resolution designating January 11, 2016, as Human Trafficking Awareness Day. MI - SB574 Health facilities; hospitals; development of a staffing plan for nurses; require. Amends 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.1101 - 333.25211) by adding sec. 21525. MI - SR107 A resolution to urge the Governor to reject the request by the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin, to divert water from the Great Lakes. MI - SB252 Employment security; benefits; disqualification from receiving benefits when leaving employment; create exception for domestic violence victim. Amends secs. 17 & 29 of 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1 (MCL 421.17 & 421.29) & adds sec. 29a. MI - SR131 A resolution to amend the Standing Rules of the Senate. MI - SR75 A resolution recognizing June 19, 2015, as Juneteenth. MI - SR88 A resolution commemorating September 11-17, 2015, as Michigan Patriot Week. MI - SR34 A resolution to urge Michigan institutions of higher learning to improve policies, training, and victims services regarding cases of sexual assault and stalking. MI - SR89 A resolution to commemorate September 9, 2015, as Standing For Peace and Justice Day. MI - SB733 Local government; other; use of eminent domain by emergency managers; prohibit. Amends 2012 PA 436 (MCL 141.1541 - 141.1575) by adding sec. 12a. MI - SR101 A resolution to designate the final Sunday in September of each year as Gold Star Mothers Day. MI - SB253 Civil procedure; other; mediation; limit in certain domestic relations actions. Amends 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.101 - 600.9947) by adding sec. 1035. MI - SR114 A resolution of tribute offered as a memorial for Robert VanderLaan, former member of the Senate. MI - SB538 State financing and management; escheats; uniform unclaimed property act; streamline audit process. Amends secs. 2, 30 & 31 of 1995 PA 29 (MCL 567.222 et seq.) & adds secs. 4a & 31b. MI - SB396 Traffic control; traffic regulation; traffic fines for overweight and oversized vehicles; increase. Amends secs. 719 & 724 of 1949 PA 300 (MCL 257.719 & 257.724). MI - SCR16 A concurrent resolution of tribute offered as a memorial for Harry T. Gast, former member of the House of Representatives and the Senate. MI - SB774 Food; other; vending machine locations; classify as food establishments, provide for state inspections, and assess fees against base location. Amends secs. 1107, 1111, 2129, 3113, 3115, 3119, 4105 & 4111 of 2000 PA 92 (MCL 289.1107 et seq.). MI - SB291 Civil procedure; remedies; wrongful imprisonment for crime; provide compensation for. Creates new act. MI - SR139 A resolution to commemorate February 1, 2016, as Blue Star Mother's Day. MI - SB169 Education; curriculum; high school diploma endorsement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); direct department of education to issue for certain pupils. Amends 1976 PA 451 (MCL 380.1 - 380.1852) by adding sec. 1278e. TIE BAR WITH: SB 0170'15 MI - SB684 State; symbol; cherry; designate as official state fruit. Creates new act. TIE BAR WITH: SB 0685'15 MI - SB170 Education; curriculum; high school diploma endorsement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); provide for. Amends 1976 PA 451 (MCL 380.1 - 380.1852) by adding sec. 1278d. TIE BAR WITH: SB 0169'15 MI - SB395 Individual income tax; deductions; tax credit for certain home modifications; establish. Amends 1967 PA 281 (MCL 206.1 - 206.713) by adding sec. 277. MI - SR100 A resolution designating October 2015 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. MI - SR71 A resolution to memorialize the Congress of the United States to Pass H.R. 1807 of 2015, the Sickle Cell Disease Research, Surveillance, Prevention and Treatment Act of 2015. MI - SR122 A resolution to designate December 9 - 16, 2015, as Remembrance for All Victims of Gun Violence Week in Michigan. MI - SR142 A resolution to commemorate February 7-14, 2016, as Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week and February 12, 2016, as Ruby Jane Day. MI - SCR17 A concurrent resolution to urge the Governor to reject the request by the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin, to divert water from the Great Lakes. MI - SB290 Veterans; benefits; service bonus for certain Vietnam veterans; expand eligibility. Amends secs. 2, 7 & 11 of 1974 PA 370 (MCL 35.1022 et seq.). MI - SB297 Energy; alternative sources; renewable portfolio standard; eliminate surcharge. Amends secs. 7, 11, 37, 45 & 47 of 2008 PA 295 (MCL 460.1007 et seq.) & repeals sec. 49 of 2008 PA 295 (MCL 460.1049). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0295'15 MI - SB295 Energy; alternative sources; renewable portfolio standard; increase, and provide for phase-in. Amends secs. 21, 23, 25, 27 & 31 of 2008 PA 295 (MCL 460.1021 et seq.). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0297'15 MI - SB311 Education; public school academies; increased oversight over charter schools, certificate of need for new charter schools, open bid process for contracted services, procedures for removal of charter school board members, and revisions to authorizer fee and term of charter contract; provide for. Amends secs. 502, 503, 503c, 504a, 522, 523, 523c, 525, 528, 552, 553, 553c, 557, 1311d, 1311e & 1311h of 1976 PA 451 (MCL 380.502 et seq.). MI - SB296 Energy; alternative sources; energy optimization standards; increase. Amends sec. 77 of 2008 PA 295 (MCL 460.1077). MI - SB223 Vehicles; fund-raising registration plates; fund-raising registration plate for "Women's Health"; create. Amends 1949 PA 300 (MCL 257.1 - 257.923) by adding sec. 811ii. MI - SB500 Employment security; benefits; provision related to taxable wage base reduction; modify. Amends sec. 44 of 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1 (MCL 421.44). MI - SB298 Crimes; animals; assault of or interference with a service animal and refusal by certain persons to allow entry of a person using or training a service animal; prohibit. Amends secs. 50a & 502c of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.50a & 750.502c). TIE BAR WITH: HB 4521'15, HB 4527'15, SB 0299'15 MI - SJR10 Courts; judges; election of or appointment to a judicial office of person who has reached 70 years of age; remove prohibition. Amends sec. 19, art. VI of the state constitution. MI - SB658 Animals; exotic; facilities holding large carnivores; modify obligations under large carnivore act. Amends sec. 22 of 2000 PA 274 (MCL 287.1122). MI - SB259 Education; reports; public notification of immunization record completion rates; require in school code. Amends sec. 1177 of 1976 PA 451 (MCL 380.1177). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0260'15 MI - SB231 Tobacco; retail sales; sale of electronic cigarette or any oral device that provides vapor nicotine to minors; prohibit. Amends title & secs. 1, 2 & 4 of 1915 PA 31 (MCL 722.641 et seq.). MI - SB693 Disabilities; other; title of division on deafness act; revise to division on deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing. Amends title & sec. 1 of 1937 PA 72 (MCL 408.201). MI - SB256 Labor; health and safety; criteria for use of sick leave; expand. Creates new act. MI - SB690 Disabilities; other; reference to "hearing impaired" in the Michigan telecommunications act; revise to "deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing". Amends subheading E, art. 3 & sec. 315 of 1991 PA 179 (MCL 484.2315). MI - SB691 Health occupations; speech-language pathologists; reference to "hearing impaired"; revise to "hard of hearing". Amends sec. 17601 of 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.17601). MI - SB743 State; identification cards; declaration of United States citizenship on personal identification card application; require for automatic voter registration. Amends sec. 1 of 1972 PA 222 (MCL 28.291). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0735'16 MI - SB745 Traffic control; driver license; declaration of United States citizenship on operator's or chauffeur's license application; require for automatic voter registration. Amends sec. 307 of 1949 PA 300 (MCL 257.307). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0735'16 MI - SB716 Civil rights; public records; legislative branch and governor's office; include as public bodies subject to the freedom of information act. Amends sec. 2 of 1976 PA 442 (MCL 15.232). MI - SB263 Labor; collective bargaining; requirement for agency fee for nonunion members; allow in bargaining agreements and as condition of employment in private sector. Amends secs. 1, 2, 8, 14, 17 & 22 of 1939 PA 176 (MCL 423.1 et seq.). MI - SJR14 State financing and management; funds; appropriation bills subject to referendum; clarify. Amends sec. 9, art. II of the state constitution. MI - SB694 Disabilities; other; reference to "deaf, deafblind, and hearing impaired" in the department of civil rights; revise. Amends sec. 2 of 1937 PA 72 (MCL 408.202). MI - SB698 Fireworks; other; sale and use of fireworks; allow local units of government to restrict use of fireworks except on the Fourth of July. Amends sec. 7 of 2011 PA 256 (MCL 28.457). MI - SB156 Torts; product liability; limitation on liability for drugs that have been approved by federal Food and Drug Administration; rescind. Amends sec. 2946 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.2946). MI - SB734 Local government; other; local financial stability and choice act; repeal. Repeals 2012 PA 436 (MCL 141.1541 - 141.1575). MI - SB260 Education; reports; requirements for public notice of pupil immunization status; require in school aid act. Amends sec. 167 of 1979 PA 94 (MCL 388.1767). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0259'15 MI - SB299 Animals; dogs; licensing fees for service animals; provide exemption for certain individuals. Amends title & sec. 1 of 1970 PA 207 (MCL 287.291). TIE BAR WITH: HB 4521'15, HB 4527'15, SB 0298'15 MI - SB258 Children; protection; factors determining best interest of child; modify in cases of domestic violence. Amends sec. 3 of 1970 PA 91 (MCL 722.23). MI - SB160 Cities; home rule; provision regarding financial recovery bonds; modify. Amends sec. 36a of 1909 PA 279 (MCL 117.36a). MI - SB492 Businesses; franchises; employer responsibilities for employees; allocate between franchisor and franchisee. Amends 1974 PA 269 (MCL 445.1501 - 445.1546) by adding sec. 4b. MI - SB692 Mental health; code; reference to deaf and "hearing impaired"; revise to deaf, deafblind, and "hard of hearing". Amends sec. 939 of 1974 PA 258 (MCL 330.1939). MI - SB255 Civil rights; housing discrimination; housing discrimination for domestic violence victims; prohibit. Amends title & sec. 502 of 1976 PA 453 (MCL 37.2502). MI - SB254 Civil procedure; appeals; service of papers; provide for alternate service if party is protected by a protective order. Amends secs. 227 & 316 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.227 & 600.316). MI - SB222 Holidays; other; "Blue Star Mothers Day"; designate as February 1. Creates new act. MI - SB740 Family law; marriage and divorce; persons authorized to officiate civil unions; allow all judges to perform. Amends secs. 7 & 16 of 1846 RS 83 (MCL 551.7 & 551.16). MI - SB262 Labor; collective bargaining; requirement for agency fee for nonunion members; allow in bargaining agreements and as condition of employment in public sector. Amends secs. 9, 10 & 15 of 1947 PA 336 (MCL 423.209 et seq.). MI - SR84 A resolution of tribute offered to honor Greg White upon the completion of his term on the Michigan Public Service Commission.