MI State Legislators Voting Report, 5/13/22

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How your representatives and senators in Lansing recently voted. Contact information is included at the end.

MichiganVotes Weekly Report: May 13, 2022

Joint resolution of the Chamber R: Extend legislative limits
Passed 76 to 28 in the House on May 10, 2022

Place on the ballot in the November 2022 general election a constitutional amendment to extend the length of the legislative term to 12 years in either or both the State House and the Senate. Under Michigan’s current term limits, state representatives can only be elected for three terms of two years each, and state senators for two terms of four years each. The proposal would also place a financial disclosure mandate in the constitution, requiring lawmakers to annually submit lists of all assets, liabilities and more. Michigan’s current term limits were placed in the state constitution by voters in a 1992 citizens’ initiative that dropped from 59 percent to 41 percent.

Yes: Hope (D)

No: Bollin (R), Rabhi (D)

Did not vote: Brabec (D), Lasinski (D)

Joint resolution of the Chamber R: Extend legislative limits
Adopted 26 to 6 in the Senate on May 10, 2022

The Senate vote on the duration limits the constitutional amendment described above. The measure was presented to both bodies on the same day and requires a two-thirds majority of each to be placed on the November ballot, which it received.

Yes: Hertel (D), Irwin (D), Theis (R)

Senate Bill 382: Require teachers to complete dyslexia training
Passed 32 to 1 in the Senate on May 11, 2022

To require that persons wishing to obtain the license and certificates required to teach in a public school obtain training in dyslexia, as specified in the bill.

Yes: Hertel (D), Irwin (D), Theis (R)

House Bill 5749: Increase the salary of district court judges
Passed 96 to 8 in the House on May 10, 2022

Increase the salary of district court judges to the same rate as probate court judges, or 84 percent of the amount set by a state employee compensation commission for Supreme Court justices. Probate and circuit court judges now receive $159,917 per year, and district court judges now receive $158,027.

Yes: Hope (R), Rabhi (R), Bollin (R)

Did not vote: Brabec (D), Lasinski (D)

House Bill 5984: Allow alcohol in some public pools
Passed 100 to 4 in the House on May 10, 2022

Allow establishments with a public swimming pool and an “on-site” liquor license to pay an additional license fee of $350 which gives them permission to sell drinks at the pool, subject to a wide range of additional regulations and requirements, including advanced pool filtration.

Yes: Hope (R), Rabhi (R), Bollin (R)

Did not vote: Brabec (D), Lasinski (D)

House Bill 4326: Let students substitute computer programming for language credit
Passed 59-49 in the House on May 18, 2021

Reported to the Senate on March 9, 2022
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then be adopted.

Allowing a student to meet the foreign language requirement in the state high school graduation requirement by taking a computer software course instead.

Yes: Bollin (R)

No: Brabec (D), Hope (D), Lasinski (D), Rabhi (D)

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State representatives

Donna Lasinski (D) District 52 (Dexter, Chelsea, Saline, Scio, Manchester) 517 373 0828 [email protected]

Yousef Rabhi (D) District 53 (Ann Arbor) 517 373 2577 [email protected]

Felicia Brabec (D) District 55 (Pittsfield, York, Barton Hills) 517 373 1792 Felicia [email protected]

Kara Hope (D) District 67 (Stockbridge) 517 373 0587 [email protected]

Ann Bollin (R) District 42 (Pinckney, Hamburg) 517 373 1784 [email protected]

State Senators

Lana Theis (R) District 22 (Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Hamburg) 517 373 2420 [email protected]

Jeff Irwin (D) District 18 (Ann Arbor, Saline, Pittsfield, York) 517 373 2406 [email protected]

Curtis Hertel Jr. (D) District 23 (Stockbridge) 517 373 1734 [email protected]

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