Private Harbors, Free IDs for Veterans, Fixing and Punishing City Election Goofs

September 8, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report

Senate Bill 409, Facilitate private home Great Lakes harbor leases: Passed 26 to 12 in the Senate

To authorize 50 year "bottomland" leases to owners of single-family homes on Great Lakes shorelines who want to create a private, non-commercial, recreational harbor formed by a breakwater. Owners would have to pay 1 percent of their home's state equalized property value in an up-front lump sum payment every 25 years. The money would go into a segregated account that pays for parts of the Department of Environmental Quality's operations.

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Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"


Senate Bill 404, Give veterans free state identification cards: Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate

To exempt veterans from having to pay the usual fee to get a state identification card.

Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"


House Bill 4892, Correct some cities' candidate filing deadline errors: Passed 92 to 13 in the House

To provide an exemption to state-imposed city election candidacy filing deadlines for several cities that gave prospective candidates bad information on this, causing some to miss being on the ballot this November. The bill would require these cities to put these candidates on the ballot. It would also require more training and oversight for these cities' election officials, and impose $2,500 fines.

Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"


SOURCE: MichiganVotes.org, a free, non-partisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, providing concise, non-partisan, plain-English descriptions of every bill and vote in the Michigan House and Senate. Please visit www.MichiganVotes.org.


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