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Michigan Votes

• Oct 2, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Here’s how your local state lawmakers voted on legislation last week: 

House Bill 4616 — Make local governments liable for gun ban pre-emption violations: passed 69-39 in the House. To authorize private lawsuits against a local government that violates a state pre-emption on local firearms ownership or use restrictions. The bill would allow plaintiffs to collect actual damages and costs if they prevail.

Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Township: Y

House Bill 4781 — Regulate electric bicycle use of improved or forest trails: passed 107-0 in the House. To regulate electric bicycles on paved, gravel or converted rail trails. Low-power “Class 1” electric bikes would be allowed unless specifically prohibited from a trail by state or local officials. Faster and more powerful Class 2 and 3 e-bikes would be banned from trails unless specifically allowed. All electric bikes would be prohibited from non-motorized forest trails unless specifically allowed on one.

Rep. Jim Lilly: Y

House Bill 4782 — Permit and regulate electric bicycles on roads: passed 107-0 in the House. To regulate and define classes of electric bicycle for use on streets and highways. “Class 1” are the lowest-power bikes, and Classes 2 and 3 have more power and can go faster. The bill would ban individuals less than age 14 from using a Class 3 bike, and allow electric bicycles to be used on streets, bike lanes and highways (not freeways) subject to the same rules and restrictions as regular bikes. Minors would have to wear a helmet.

Rep. Jim Lilly: Y

Source: MichiganVotes.org

Huizenga votes

Here's how U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, voted on congressional legislation last week:

HR 2792 — Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017: Y

HR 3823 — Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017: Y

H.Res. 311 — On motion to suspend the rules and agree, as amended, Recognizing that for 50 years the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has worked toward stability, prosperity and peace in Southeast Asia: Y

HR 2824 — Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act: Y

HR 2061 — On motion to suspend the rules and pass, as amended, North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2017: Y

Source: huizenga.house.gov

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