February 6, 2015, MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call

Pension double dipping, concealed pistol rules, more.

Senate Bill 34, Revise concealed pistol license procedures: Passed 28 to 9 in the Senate

To eliminate county concealed pistol licensing boards and transfer their duties to the State Police and county clerks. A similar bill passed by the previous legislature was vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder due to some specific provisions which have been removed from this version, including one requiring a concealed pistol license be issued to the target of a personal protection order who is otherwise eligible for a permit.

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Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No”

Senate Bill 12, Allow pension double-dipping by some “retired” state employees: Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate

To allow a retired state employee to simultaneously collect pension benefits and a regular paycheck for work performed as an Attorney General consultant or expert witness.

Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No”

House Bill 4078, Spend $24.7 million for state land acquisitions and recreation projects: Passed 103 to 7 in the House

To appropriate $24.7 million from the state Natural Resources Trust Fund for various land acquisitions and recreation projects. State oil and gas well royalty money is earmarked to this fund.

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 http://www.MichiganVotes.org.