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March 24, 2017 - Charlevoix County, Boyne City public notices
March 24, 2017 - Boyne Celtic Session Irish heritage concert photo gallery
March 24, 2017 - Boyne Business After Hours at Pat O’Brien—in pictures
March 24, 2017 - Talk on power of music at Boyne LifeTree Café
March 24, 2017 - Charlevoix County’s legislators Cole, Schmidt vote on senate, house bills
March 24, 2017 - Tip of Mitt Watershed Council concerned with potential Great Lakes funding cuts
March 24, 2017 - Boyne Police activity March 6-12
March 24, 2017 - Boyne City’s Crazy For You in photos
March 22, 2017 - Boyne Avalanche Preserve update: Phase II donation, mountain bike festival planned
March 22, 2017 - Charlevoix County College Sports Digest: Zach Hankins player of the year
March 22, 2017 - Concord Boyne’s Cinda Shumaker nominated teacher of year
March 22, 2017 - Boyne City Commission meeting highlights: police kudos, trail extension, budget preview
March 21, 2017 - #395 Boyne City Gazette March 22
March 17, 2017 - Gazette tries to cover ‘BC Residents First’ mtg on Boyne Villa housing project
March 16, 2017 - Boyne City museum, history preservation topic of open house
March 14, 2017 - Irish heritage, St. Patrick’s celebrations from Boyne City to Beaver Island
March 14, 2017 - Three Boyne City Commission seats up for re-election
March 14, 2017 - Charlevoix County featured veteran Carl Kamradt
March 14, 2017 - Charlevoix County courts and clerk filings
March 14, 2017 - 100-year-old discovery leads to major project at Charlevoix Belvedere Club

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


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