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Michigan Votes

• May 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM

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

House Bill 4158 — Require conviction for property forfeiture to police: passed 83-26 in the House. To establish that property seized from a person because it may be associated with a suspected drug crime is not subject to permanent forfeiture (loss of ownership) unless an individual is actually convicted. However, the conviction requirement would only apply to forfeitures of less than $50,000 (meaning police and prosecutors could still take and keep assets worth more than that using a lower burden of proof).

Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Township: Y

House Bill 5828 — Authorize state school safety commission, inspections, grants: passed 98-11 in the House. To create a state school safety commission to devise and promulgate a comprehensive school safety plan, and authorize inspections that would grade schools on their adherence to its guidelines. The bill authorizes a grant program for schools to adopt safety measures, but does not identify where the money would come from.

Rep. Jim Lilly: Y

House Bill 5851 — Require schools to submit threat reports: passed 69-40 in the House. To require public schools to file annual reports with details of all attempted acts of violence on school grounds that were thwarted, and all threats of violence against the school, staff or students. The state police would be required to compile these into a secret annual statewide report for the School Safety Commission proposed by House Bill 5828.

Rep. Jim Lilly: Y

House Bill 5830 — Require new schools to meet safety protocols: passed 97-12 in the House. To require new or renovated school buildings to include a combination of safety measures specified in the bill, as determined by the School Safety Commission proposed by House Bill 5828. Among the measures are state-approved layouts, surveillance technology, reinforced entry doors and remote door locks.

Rep. Jim Lilly: Y

Senate Bill 803 — Create state building alcohol sales ban exception: passed 103-3 in the House. To permit alcohol sales in a state-owned building that is at least 1 million square feet in size and leases space to a private company that serves the public and has a liquor license. This is said to be for the state-owned Cadillac Place office complex in Detroit, which has some state offices but is mostly vacant.

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 3053 — Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018: Y

HR 5645 — Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018: Y

HR 2152 — Citizens' Right to Know Act of 2018: Y

S.J.Res. 57 — A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, U.S. Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to "Indirect Auto Lending and Compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act": Y

HR 4335 — On motion to suspend the rules and pass, as amended, Servicemember Family Burial Act: Y

HR 4910 — On motion to suspend the rules and pass, as amended, Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act: Y

Source: huizenga.house.gov

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