Michigan votes

Apr 24, 2012


House Bill 4393: Give drunk minors immunity if they turn themselves in, passed 38-0 in the Senate. To extend immunity from “minor in possession” of alcohol and related laws for a drunk minor who shows up at a health facility for observation or treatment. This would also apply a friend who accompanies the drunk one, or who contacts the proper authorities.
Sen. Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive: Y

House Bill 5245: Increase penalty on delinquent hotel marketing tax, passed 83-26 in the House. To increase from 1.5 percent to 3 percent the monthly "delinquency charge" imposed on a hotel or motel owner who is late paying a room tax imposed to pay for regional marketing schemes, or to pay the debts of regional convention facilities. The "delinquency charge" is imposed on top of a 1.5-percent per month interest charge. As introduced by Rep. Wayne Schmidt, the bill would have increased this extra charge to 10 percent per month.
Rep. David Agema, R-Grandville: N
Rep. Amanda Price, R-Holland: Y

Senate Bill 29: Allow concealed pistol permit holders to keep and bear Tasers, passed 106-4 in the House.
To allow holders of concealed pistol licenses (CPLs) to also keep and bear Tasers (electro-muscular disruption devices), subject to the same regulations and restrictions that apply to legally carrying concealed pistols, plus the requirement to obtain training in the use and effects of Tasers. Under current law, citizens who are not law enforcement officers are prohibited from possessing Tasers.
Rep. David Agema, R-Grandville: Y
Rep. Amanda Price, R-Holland: Y

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


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