In The News
February 23, 2018 - Boyne City Family Fare 2018 Fat Tuesday Paczki eating contest
February 23, 2018 - Michigan ‘Marshall Plan’ to train students for jobs
February 22, 2018 - Funeral Thursday Feb. 22 for Marie Schmittdiel of Boyne City
February 22, 2018 - Boyne City Taproom Business After Hours in photos
February 22, 2018 - Boyne Police weekly reports Feb. 5-11
February 22, 2018 - PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County Board Feb. 10 synopsis
February 22, 2018 - Boyne City Middle School skiers win Lake Charlevoix Cup
February 22, 2018 - Boyne City’s Alison Burnell succeeding with entrepreneurship program
February 21, 2018 - Charlevoix County could get over $425k in state road funds
February 21, 2018 - Boyne Falls official questions management, financial oversight
February 21, 2018 - Parents demand answers about bomb threats; Boyne City schools respond
February 21, 2018 - Boyne City Ramblers Wrestling tourney
February 20, 2018 - #443 Boyne City Gazette Feb. 21
February 14, 2018 - Charlevoix’s state senator Wayne Schmidt talks Michigan free fishing weekend
February 14, 2018 - Need work? NAI factory in Gaylord part of 139 new jobs
February 14, 2018 - Boyne Police incident reports Jan. 29 – Feb. 4
February 14, 2018 - Affordable housing theme of Boyne City joint boards meeting
February 13, 2018 - #442 Boyne City Gazette Feb 14
February 8, 2018 - Networking and fun at Boyne Chamber’s Business After Hours events
February 8, 2018 - Boyne Falls 2018 Homecoming basketball game, king and queen crowning

Charlevoix County’s legislators at work

This week the Senate adopted a multi-bill criminal justice, parole and probation reform package, highlights of which are reported here.

House members received their committee assignments last week and will hold their first meetings next week.

• Senate Bill 19, Cut off parole absconders from welfare: Passed 34 to 1 in the Senate
To cut off any cash welfare or food stamp benefits given to an individual who absconds from parole.
37 Sen. Wayne Schmidt R – Traverse City Y

 

• Senate Bill 14, Pay employers who hire parolees: Passed 34 to 1 in the Senate
To authorize grants of up to $2,400 to an employer who hires an individual currently on probation or parole, capped at $7,200 annually for an employer who hires more than one.
37 Sen. Wayne Schmidt R – Traverse City Y

• Senate Bill 13, Cap penalties for technical parole violations: Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate
To cap at 30 days in jail the penalty for probationers who commit technical probation violations, except for multiple offenses.
37 Sen. Wayne Schmidt R – Traverse City Y

• Senate Bill 12, Facilitate release of medically frail prisoners: Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate
To authorize expedited prisoner commutation hearings and procedures if this is requested by the governor for a particular prisoner, and the request is based in part on the individual’s medical condition.
37 Sen. Wayne Schmidt R – Traverse City Y

• Senate Bill 22, Ban housing young adult prisoners with older ones: Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate
To require the Department of Corrections to only house inmates aged 18 to 22 with others in that age range, unless specific circumstances prevent this.
37 Sen. Wayne Schmidt R – Traverse City Y
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Y = Yes, N = No, X = Not Voting

 

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