Charlevoix County’s state legislators vote on Flint, sap, motorcycles, judge pay

How did your state legislators vote recently?

Senate Bill 599, Revise, increase register of deeds fees: Passed 31 to 7 in the Senate
To authorize a flat $30 fee for recording a document with a register of deeds regardless of how many pages, instead of the current charge of $8 plus $3 for each additional page. The bill also increases related fees, and would index the fees to inflation.
37 Sen. Wayne Schmidt R – Traverse City Y

 

Senate Bill 56, Raise and index judges’ pay: Passed 97 to 6 in the House
To increase judges’ salaries by to increases in the salaries paid to executive level state civil service employees going forward. After the change, salaries would range from around $150,000 to $163,000, depending on the level of court.
37 Sen. Wayne Schmidt R – Traverse City Y

Senate Bill 680, Rename a state facility: Passed 79 to 27 in the House
To rename a state building in Lansing after a former state government department director.
105 Rep. Triston Cole R – Mancelona Y

House Bill 4651, Increase penalty for operating a motorcycle without license: Passed 87 to 19 in the House
To increase the fine for operating a motorcycle without a motorcycle indorsement on the operator’s drivers license from a $100 to a $500 fine. The bill would retain the current misdemeanor penalty of up to 90 days in jail for a first offense, and add a new penalty of up to a year for subsequent offenses.
105 Rep. Triston Cole R – Mancelona N

House Bill 4634, Create vehicle registration late fee exception: Passed 88 to 17 in the House
To not impose an extra fee on vehicle registration renewals after the previous registration had expired if within 120 days the owner brings evidence to a Secretary of State branch office that the vehicle had been in storage.
105 Rep. Triston Cole R – Mancelona Y

House Bill 4418, Authorize load limit exceptions for maple sap haulers: Passed 76 to 29 in the House
To allow an exception to seasonal road weight limit restrictions for trucks hauling tree sap used to make maple sugar.
105 Rep. Triston Cole R – Mancelona Y

Senate Bill 136, Rebate Flint water bills: Passed 106 to 0 in the House
To appropriate $30 million from state revenue (not federal) to provide water bill refunds to Flint households that were paying for contaminated water.
105 Rep. Triston Cole R – Mancelona Y

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.

Y = Yes, N = No, X = Not Voting