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Rep. Posthumus’ vote record for May 25-27
RELEASE|June 1, 2021
Representative Posthumus Official Vote Record May 25-27


Date


Bill Number


Summary


Sponsor


Committee


Representative Posthumus explanation

(Official Vote) Y/N


Tuesday, May 25


HB 4295


Allow issuance of a state operating license to an applicant whose spouse is a governmental employee, with certain exceptions.


Alexander


Rules

Yes. People should not be penalized because their spouse is a State Employee. There are safeguards in place to prevent anyone from being provided special treatment, as such, there is no reason immediate family should be excluded from the ability to attain a license assuming they meet all other qualifications.


yes


Tuesday, May 25


HB 4698


add a new section to Chapter LXXII (Public Safety) of the Michigan Penal Code to create a criminal penalty for raising a false active shooter alarm in a public place.


Albert


Judiciary

Yes. Mass shootings are a serious matter. Knowingly raising a false active shooter alarm not only can cause mass hysteria, confusion, and damage, but it also erodes safety measures put in place.


yes


Tuesday, May 25


HB 4501


would amend the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act (MIOSHA) to prohibit the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) from assessing an employer a civil penalty for violating an emergency standard under certain conditions. The bill also would require LEO to reimburse an employer that paid a civil penalty assessed for violating a gubernatorial executive order dealing with COVID-19 that the Michigan Supreme Court determines to be void or unconstitutional.


Beson


Gov Ops

Yes. Over the past 40 years, government overreach has largey been a result of executive bureaucracies overstepping their authority. This bill will help rein in unelected bureaucrats. Further, the volume of rules and regulations small businesses need to comply with is far more than any business owner can know. I know personally from my business that many of the regulations imposed by unelected bureaucrats make no sense, and are completely impractical. All business should have the opportunity to bring their business into compliance prior to being levied a fine with the exception of gross negligence.


yes


Wednesday, May 26


SB 400

extends the time for filing an application to set aside a first violation operating while intoxicated offense from three to five years. Under current law, an application to set aside a misdemeanor must be filed 3 or more years after sentencing, probation, or completion of any term of imprisonment for the conviction.


McBroon


Judiciary


Yes. I do not support the expungement of OWI offenses. However, if OWI's are able to be expunged, three years is too short a period of time for one to qualify for the expungement.


yes


Wednesday, May 26


HB 4132


Under the bill, a person who knowingly filled out and submitted or caused to be submitted an absent voter (AV) ballot application containing or using another person’s name and personal ID information, except as otherwise expressly authorized by law, would be guilty of a felony.


Wendzel


Judiciary

Yes. Currently there are provisions in statute to allow for Absentee Ballots to be submitted by a third party when needed. Restoring confidence in our elections is paramount to the foundations of our Republic and an issue that knows no partisanship. With the recent unilateral changes by our Secretary of State to our absentee voter regulations, the opportunity for fraud or error has greatly expanded. Securing our absentee voter program is paramount to restoring confidence in our elections processes, and HB 4132 and HB 4133 help provide that security.

Yes. Currently there are provisions in statute to allow for Absentee Ballots to be submitted by a third party when needed. Restoring confidence in our elections is paramount to the foundations of our Republic and an issue that knows no partisanship. With the recent unilateral changes by our Secretary of State to our absentee voter regulations, the opportunity for fraud or error has greatly expanded. Securing our absentee voter program is paramount to restoring confidence in our elections processes, and HB 4132 and HB 4133 help provide that security.

Yes. COVID 19 and the Governor's rules associated with it created unsurmountable challenges for projects throughout the state. Those within NEZ's have missed much needed tax relief. This bill extends their deadlines by 180 days to ensure they can meet their obligations as COVID restrictions begin to be lifted.

Yes. Frankly I dont know why the government has been restricting the sale across state lines of minnows, wigglers, and crayfish, nor does it make sense that their sale should be regulated in any way. This legislation would make it legal, albeit regulated, to do so.


yes


Wednesday, May 26


HB 4133


would amend the Code of Criminal Procedure to classify all three violations added to the Election Law by HB 4132 as Class E felony offenses against the public trust, punishable by a statutory maximum of five years’ imprisonment.


Bollin


Judiciary


yes


Wednesday, May 26


HB 4641


would amend the Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Act to allow the holder of a neighborhood enterprise zone certificate issued before March 23, 2020, to request a 180-day extension of certain deadlines imposed under the act.


Marino


Commerce


yes


Wednesday, May 26


HB 4242

would amend Part 487 (Sport Fishing) of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act to allow minnows, wigglers, or crayfish1 taken from Michigan waters to be exported from the state under certain circumstances.


Alexander


Nat Resources


yes


Wednesday, May 26


HB 4030


would amend 1927 PA 372, the handgun licensing law, to reduce the fees associated with a concealed pistol license (CPL).


Hoitenga


Military…

Yes. The Government should not use a revenue source a right garaunteed by our Constitution. This legislation would reduce the fees associated with attaining a CPL to cover the cost of administering the licensure.


yes


Wednesday, May 26


HB 4498


would amend 1927 PA 372, the handgun licensing law, to reduce the fee to renew a concealed pistol license (CPL).


Paquette


Military…

Yes. The Government should not use as a revenue source a right garaunteed by our Constitution. This legislation would reduce the fees associated with attaining a CPL to cover the cost of administering the licensure.


yes


Wednesday, May 26


Thusday, May 27


Thusday, May 27


Thusday, May 27


HB 4207


HB 4293


HB 4294


HB 4256

would amend the Occupational Code to provide that an individual could complete a barber apprenticeship program, instead of completing a course of study at a barber college, in fulfilling requirements for licensure as a barber under certain conditions.

would amend the code to provide that, in addition to those exceptions, through June 30, 2026, the board of a school district or ISD could employ a person who does not have a teaching certificate to serve as a substitute teacher as long as the following are met: • The person has a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate and is employed by or works for the district or ISD. • If the person’s existing salary is higher than that of a substitute teacher for the district or ISD, that salary would not be lowered when serving as a substitute teacher, and if the existing salary is lower, it would be raised at least to the level of a substitute teacher when serving in that capacity.

would amend the code to provide that, in addition to those exceptions, through June 30, 2026, the board of a school district or ISD could employ a person who does not have a teaching certificate to serve as a substitute teacher as long as the following are met: • The person has a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate and is employed by or works for the district or ISD. • If the person’s existing salary is higher than that of a substitute teacher for the district or ISD, that salary would not be lowered when serving as a substitute teacher, and if the existing salary is lower, it would be raised at least to the level of a substitute teacher when serving in that capacity.

would amend the Michigan Penal Code to apply provisions of law to a trainer or animal raiser of a service animal that now apply only to the use of a service animal by a person with a disability in a public accommodation. Trainer would mean an individual employed by a service animal agency that is accredited by Assistance Dogs International or the International Guide Dog Federation. Animal raiser would mean an individual who raises and socializes a young animal that may later be trained by a service animal agency accredited by Assistance Dogs International or the International Guide Dog Federation.


Roth


Damoose


Paquette


Brann


Reg Reform


Workforce…


Workforce…


Reg Reform


Yes. I do not support the need for a barber to be licensed, however considering licensure is currently a requirement, I support this bill because it makes it easier to attain licensure.


Yes. With the demand for competent substitute teachers growing, school districts should be able to tap into the resources they already have in order to provide a substitute teacher. Given that the position is by definition temporary, licensure is not needed to fill the vacancy.


Yes. With the demand for competent substitute teachers growing, school districts should be able to tap into the resources they already have in order to provide a substitute teacher. Given that the position is by definition temporary, licensure is not needed to fill the vacancy.


Yes. This is common sense legislation that would allow the trainer or person raising a service animal to bring the animal into public locations. Considering the purpose of this animal is to provide support for people with disabiltiies or PTSD in public places, the law should allow the training and upbringing of the animal to acclimate to its future purpose.


yes


yes


yes


yes


Thusday, May 27


Thusday, May 27


Thusday, May 27


Thusday, May 27


HB 4516


SB 157


SB 312


HB 4517

would prohibit a licensee authorized to sell or otherwise transfer marijuana under the MRTMA or its rules from selling or transferring marijuana, directly or through a clerk, agent, or servant, to a minor or to an individual who, at the time of the sale or transfer, was visibly intoxicated. Minor would mean an individual who is younger than 21 years old. Visibly intoxicated

would mean displaying obvious, objective, and visible evidence of intoxication that would be apparent to an ordinary observer.

Taken together, the bills would ease the process through which an active duty service member, a veteran, or their qualifying dependents could obtain an initial health profession or occupational license or certification of registration in a profession or occupation for which they hold a license or registration in another state or country; waive the fee for the initial health profession license or registration; and redefine terms.

Taken together, the bills would ease the process through which an active duty service member, a veteran, or their qualifying dependents could obtain an initial health profession or occupational license or certification of registration in a profession or occupation for which they hold a license or registration in another state or country; waive the fee for the initial health profession license or registration; and redefine terms.

would also amend the MRTMA. The bill would revise the definitions of certain terms, add a definition for THC, and allow the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) to exclude certain things from the definition of THC.


Lilly


Bizon


Bullock


Rabhi


Reg Reform


Reg Reform


Reg Reform


Reg Reform


Yes. The rules regarding sale of marahuana in Michigan should reflect the rules and regulations regarding the sale of alcohol.


Yes. With competition growing for labor throughout the world, it is imparitive that we begin the process of reviewing how our state does licensure. The best first step is to offer licensure reciprocity, especially for those individuals who have served in our armed forces.


Yes. With competition growing for labor throughout the world, it is imparitive that we begin the process of reviewing how our state does licensure. The best first step is to offer licensure reciprocity, especially for those individuals who have served in our armed forces.


Yes. Delta-8 and Delta-9 should be regulated the same as they both are used for the same purpose.


yes


yes


yes


yes


Thusday, May 27


HB 4740

would amend the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act to revise the definitions of industrial hemp, marihuana, marihuana plant, and marihuana-infused product to mean those terms as defined in section 3 of the MRTMA. (Note: The MRTMA does not currently define the term marihuana plant.)


Outman


Reg Reform


Yes. Delta-8 and Delta-9 should be regulated the same as they both are used for the same purpose.


yes


Thusday, May 27


HB 4741

would amend the Industrial Hemp Growers Act to revise the definitions of industrial hemp, marihuana, and THC to mean those terms as defined in section 3 of the MRTMA. (A definition of THC would be added to the MRTMA by HB 4517.)


Clements


Reg Reform


Yes. Delta-8 and Delta-9 should be regulated the same as they both are used for the same purpose.


yes


Thusday, May 27


HB 4742

would amend the Marihuana Tracking Act to revise the definition of marihuana to mean that term as defined in section 3 of the MRTMA.


Yancey


Reg Reform


Yes. Delta-8 and Delta-9 should be regulated the same as they both are used for the same purpose.


yes


Thusday, May 27


HB 4743

would amend the Public Health Code to delete the definitions of marihuana and industrial hemp and define those terms as defined in section 3 of the MRTMA.


Calley


Reg Reform


Yes. Delta-8 and Delta-9 should be regulated the same as they both are used for the same purpose.


yes


Thusday, May 27


Thusday, May 27


Thusday, May 27


HB 4744


HB 4745


HB 4746

would amend the Industrial Hemp Research and Development Act to delete the definitions of industrial hemp and THC and define those terms as defined in section 3 of the MRTMA. (A definition of THC would be added to the MRTMA by HB 4517.)

would amend the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act to revise the definitions of marihuana and marihuana plant to mean those terms as defined in section 3 of the MRTMA. (Note: The MRTMA does not currently define the term marihuana plant.)

would amend the Michigan Liquor Control Code to revise the definition of marihuana to mean that term as defined in section 3 of the MRTMA.


Steenland


Lilly


Hauck


Reg Reform


Reg Reform


Reg Reform


Yes. Delta-8 and Delta-9 should be regulated the same as they both are used for the same purpose.


Yes. Delta-8 and Delta-9 should be regulated the same as they both are used for the same purpose.


Yes. Delta-8 and Delta-9 should be regulated the same as they both are used for the same purpose.


yes


yes


yes

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