Senate Bill 229 — Ban “dismemberment abortion”: passed 22-16 in the Senate. To include “dismemberment abortion,” otherwise known as "dilation and evacuation" or D&E, in the acts specified in the state’s ban against late-term “partial birth” abortions. Unless it is to save the life of the mother, providers who perform the procedure would be liable to two years in prison and a $50,000 fine; a woman who seeks or obtains an abortion would have no criminal or civil liability.
Sen. Roger Victory, R-Hudsonville: Y
Senate Bill 106 — Ban selling “e-cigarettes” to minors: passed 100-9 in the House. To ban selling or giving minors electronic "vapor products" ("vapes") or any device that delivers nicotine. The bill would also authorize imposing 16 hours of community service and a “health promotion and risk reduction assessment program” on a minor who possesses or tries to buy a nicotine vapor product, along with a $50 fine. The community service penalty would double and triple for second and subsequent offenses, but the fine would still be $50. A person who sells tobacco or vapes to a minor would be subject to fines of $100 to $2,500 for a third offense.
Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Township: Y
House Bill 4320 — Ban “dismemberment abortion”: passed 58-51 in the House. The House version of the proposal to include “dismemberment abortion” in the acts prohibited by the state’s ban on late-term “partial birth” abortions. This is a separate bill but its provisions are the same as Senate Bill 229, described above.
Rep. Jim Lilly: Y
Here's how U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, voted on congressional legislation last week:
HR 5 — No Equality Act: Y
HR 987 — Marketing and Outreach Restoration to Empower Health Education Act of 2019: N
HR 1892 — Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 2019: Y
HR 375 — To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the secretary of the interior to take land into trust for Indian tribes, and for other purposes: N
HR 312 — Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act: N
HR 2379 — To reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program: Y
HR 299 — Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019: Y