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Michigan Votes

• Dec 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM

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

Senate Bill 478 — Ban driver’s license renewal if three unpaid parking tickets: passed 26-12 in the Senate. To repeal the Jan. 1, 2018, sunset on a 2014 law that reduced from six to three the number of unpaid parking tickets a person can have before the Secretary of State will not renew a driver’s license until the tickets are paid along with a $45 "clearance" fee. The bill would leave the more stringent regime in place permanently.

Sen. Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive: Y

Senate Bill 275 — Ban police sex with prostitutes: passed 91-17 in the House. To repeal an exemption that allows police to have sex with a prostitute as part of an investigation.

Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Township: Y

House Bill 4332 — Increase animal cruelty penalties: passed 92-15 in the House. To authorize up to seven years in prison for certain “aggravated” animal cruelty crimes, and up to 10 years for killing or torturing an animal with the intent to impose control over or cause mental suffering to a person.

Rep. Jim Lilly: Y

House Bill 5071 — Require colleges and universities disclose loan details to students: passed 93-14 in the House. To require all colleges and universities in the state to provide students with an annual estimate of their total loan balance, the potential total payoff amount, monthly repayment amounts and more.

Rep. Jim Lilly: Y

Source: MichiganVotes.org

Huizenga votes

There were no votes to record again last week for U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland.

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