Welcome to the Boyne City Gazette … Quality Independent Journalism in Charlevoix County
In The News
October 19, 2017 - Michigan Gov. Synder disciplines state police Col. Kriste Etue for Twitter comments
October 18, 2017 - Michigan Secretary of State candidate Jocelyn Benson to visit Northern Michigan
October 18, 2017 - PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County Board synopsis
October 18, 2017 - PUBLIC NOTICE: Boyne City Commission meeting synopses
October 18, 2017 - PUBLIC NOTICE: 257-foot tower proposed for Boyne Falls
October 18, 2017 - PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County Planning Commission Public Hearing
October 17, 2017 - CHARLEVOIX COUNTY – Public hearing on Hayes Township zoning ordinance
October 17, 2017 - #425 Boyne City Gazette Oct. 18
October 17, 2017 - Illusionist Tom Coverly hosted by Walloon Lake and East Jordan Community Churches
October 17, 2017 - MICHIGAN: Local officials say fiscal recovery mixed, but positive
October 17, 2017 - PETOSKEY: Odawa ribbon-cutting for Victories Square development
October 16, 2017 - Meet the candidates for Boyne City Commission on Oct. 18
October 16, 2017 - BOYNE CITY: State of the community is excellent
October 13, 2017 - Health Dept. of Northwest Michigan to hold youth mental health first aid training in Charlevoix
October 13, 2017 - Baby Boomer Comedy Show in Petoskey benefits Char-Em United Way
October 13, 2017 - Petoskey temple to host Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi
October 11, 2017 - Boyne Monday Study Club welcomes guest speaker Mayor Tom Neidhamer
October 11, 2017 - Join McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation for breast cancer awareness
October 11, 2017 - Balance issues? Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center of Boyne can help
October 11, 2017 - Affordable Health Screenings coming to Boyne City Oct. 27

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
MichiganVotes.org
Y = Yes, N = No, X = Not Voting

 

Related Articles