Parking Ticket License Renewal, Animal Cruelty, Student Loan Disclosures, more

December 1, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report

Senate Bill 478, Ban drivers license renewal if three unpaid parking tickets: Passed 26 to 12 in the Senate

To repeal the Jan. 1, 2018 sunset on a 2014 law that reduced from six to three the number of unpaid parking tickets a person can have before the Secretary of State will not renew a drivers license until the tickets are paid along with a $45 "clearance" fee. The bill would leave the more stringent regime in place permanently.

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Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"


Senate Bill 275, Ban police sex with prostitutes: Passed 91 to 17 in the House

To repeal an exemption that allows police to have sex with a prostitute as part of an investigation.

Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"


House Bill 4332, Increase animal cruelty penalties: Passed 92 to 15 in the House

To authorize up to seven years in prison for certain “aggravated” animal cruelty crimes, and up to 10 years for killing or torturing an animal with the intent to impose control over or cause mental suffering to a person.

Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"


House Bill 5071, Require colleges and universities disclose loan details to students: Passed 93 to 14 in the House

To require all colleges and universities in the state to provide students with an annual estimate of their total loan balance, the potential total payoff amount, monthly repayment amounts and more.

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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