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Michigan Votes

• Feb 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM

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

House Bill 4787 — Revise personal data details on ice shanties: Passed 38-0 in the Senate. To revise the requirement that ice fishing shanties must have the owner’s name and address affixed to each side, by allowing either the owner's drivers license number or fishing license number instead. Also, to allow the Department of Natural Resources to determine the date each year when shanties must be removed from the ice based on actual weather and ice conditions. Current law sets fixed removal dates.

Sen. Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive: Y

House Bill 4813 — Increase animal euthanasia training: Passed 38-0 in the Senate. To increase and revise the training required by personnel at animal shelters and certain dealers that is related to animal tranquilizers and the use of sodium pentobarbital for euthanasia. 

Sen. Arlan Meekhof: Y

Senate Bill 660 — Delay phase-in of chicken and livestock rules: Passed 32-5 in the Senate. To revise a 2009 law that imposed additional farm animal care regulations and fees on producers that would be phased-in over several years, by delaying enforcement of rules on egg-laying hens from April 1, 2020, to Oct. 12, 2025. The bill would also establish a legislative "finding" that rules against narrow chicken confinement are needed to protect consumers "from increased risk of food borne illness."

Sen. Arlan Meekhof: Y

Source: MichiganVotes.org, a free, non-partisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy to provide concise, non-partisan, plain-English descriptions of every bill and vote in the Michigan House and Senate.

Huizenga votes

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

HR 4292 — On motion to suspend the rules and pass, as amended, Financial Institution Living Will Improvement Act of 2017: Y

HR 695 — Concurring in the Senate amendment, Department of Defense Appropriations Act 2018: Y

HR 1457 — On motion to suspend the rules and pass, as amended, Making Online Banking Initiation Legal and Easy Act of 2017: Y

Source: huizenga.house.gov

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