Homeschoolers, Pre-nups, Keggers and Cybersecurity

October 27, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report

House Bill 4805, Ban imposing “educational development plan” on home school students: Passed 101 to 5 in the House

To prohibit officials from requiring the parents of a homeschooled student who is enrolled in a public school part time and taking some public school classes (including "virtual" or online classes) to file an “educational development plan” with a public school district. These plans often but not necessarily apply to public school students who are falling behind.

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Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

Senate Bill 372, Repeal law mandating beer keg “tag”: Passed 106 to 0 in the House

To repeal a law passed in 2010 that requires retailers to attach an identification tag signed by the buyer to kegs of beer when they are sold, and not return the keg deposit unless the tag is still on the keg, subject to a $50 fine for the retailer, and a $500 fine and 93 days in jail for a non-retailer possessing a keg without the tag.

Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

House Bill 4973, Exempt cybersecurity systems from open records law: Passed 101 to 5 in the House

To exempt public records related to government or private cybersecurity systems from disclosure under the state Freedom of Information Act. The bill would also exempt from disclosure information that would identify a person who may become a victim of a cybersecurity incident.

Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

House Bill 4751, Invalidate pre-nuptial agreements for specified reasons: Passed 63 to 43 in the House

To invalidate a prenuptial agreement if a party’s consent was the result of fraud, duress, a mistake or not being given adequate financial disclosures, or if a court deems that circumstances not reasonably foreseeable before getting married (including getting rich after marriage) have made enforcement “unconscionable.” A recent Court of Appeals ruling appears to have given judges more latitude to invalidate these agreements, and the bill would limit that to the factors it specifies.

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