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Michigan Votes

• Mar 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM

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

House Bill 4286 — Make good on wrongful imprisonment compensation promise: passed 110 -0 in the House. To appropriate $10 million to make good on the promise made by a 2016 law that authorized payment of $50,000 for each year of wrongful imprisonment served by a person who did not commit the crime. The bill would require the attorney general to file reports with the Legislature on the status of claims, settlements and awards under this law. Reportedly, the fund created to provide this compensation currently has just $1.1 million, and the estimated amount of claims is $22 million.

Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Township: Y

House Bill 4112 — Mandate liquor stores post pregnancy warnings: passed 100-10 in the House. To mandate that liquor stores, bars and restaurants with a liquor license must post signs warning about drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

Rep. Jim Lilly: Y

House Bill 4129 — Authorize release for medically frail prisoner: passed 104-6 in the House. To let prison officials ask the court that sentenced a prisoner to transfer the prisoner to a facility that can provide acute long-term medical or mental health treatment or services, if the prisoner's physical or mental health makes the individual a minimal threat to society. This would not apply to prisoners sentenced to life without parole or first-degree murder. The medical facility or nursing home would not be responsible for enforcing a prisoner's parole conditions or reporting violations of them.

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:

H. Con. Res. 24 — Expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress: Y

H.Res. 208 — Providing for consideration of the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 24) expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress, and providing for proceedings during the period from March 15-22, 2019: N

HR 1654 — On motion to suspend the rules and pass, as amended, Federal Register Modernization Act: Y

HR 596 — On motion to suspend the rules and pass, as amended, Crimea Annexation Non-recognition Act: Y

H.Res. 156 — Calling for accountability and justice for the assassination of Boris Nemtsov: Y

HR 758 — On motion to suspend the rules and pass, as amended, Cooperate with Law Enforcement Agencies and Watch Act of 2019: Y

HR 1122 — On motion to suspend the rules and pass, Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019: Y

Source: huizenga.house.gov

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