Hi FAM! I’m posting the League of Women Voters of Michigan’s recent Advocacy Report, which I found very helpful in seeing which bills I want to track closely. I hope you find it helpful, too. The report details which upcoming bills in the Michigan House/Senate the League supports and opposes. I’ve included links to the full text of each bill:
The following bills were supported or opposed by the Board after review by the Advocacy Committee:
HB 4199: Restricts Oil and Gas drilling in large counties (>750K) – prohibits oil and gas wells within 2,000 ft of residential building in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties (only three counties with that population)
SB 155: Requires municipal water supply systems to test water for lead, using methods specified by federal authorities and prescribe other conditions on collecting samples
HB 4148-4157: Brings the state legislature under the Freedom of Information Act.
SB 173: Distributes assets & student record keeping responsibilities for Charter Schools that are terminated or not renewed.
HB 4205: Limits state department rule-making authority by prohibiting a state department from promulgating rules more stringent that required by Federal standards.
SB 129: Weakens regulations for small native copper mines
HB 4003-4006: Makes it easier to carry concealed weapons and hunting knives for those over 21 yrs.
HB 4192: Replaces Core Curriculum with Massachusetts’ 2008-09 Standards.
SB 162: Prohibits state funding for organizations that provide abortions.
SB 164: Requires facilities providing abortions to be licensed surgical clinics.
Legislative Interviews: We completed work on the questions for legislative interviews and a packet will be sent to local League presidents.