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Representative Posthumus official vote record May 18-20
RELEASE|May 21, 2021
Representative Posthumus Official Vote Record

Date

Bill Number

Summary

Sponsor

Committee

Bryan (Y/N, Explanation)

(Official Vote) Y/N









Tuesday, May 18


HB 4326

Education; curriculum; merit curriculum requirement; modify


VanWoerkom


Education



Yes


Tuesday, May 18


HB 4485


Taxation; tobacco; sunset on cap for taxes on cigars; remove.


Hall


Tax Policy

Yes. a 32% tax increase on cigars is unsustainable for business owners and consumers alike. There is no evidence that suggests higher taxes lowers the rate of use, so there is no public health benefit to the tax hike.


Yes



Liquor; permits; an on-premises tasting room



Yes. This legislation will allow for greater competition within the marketplace, and allow business owners to continue to evolve and get creative.

Yes. Any business that can abide by all regulations in place should be allowed to remain open as long as another business can remain open. It is not the role of Government to pick winners and losers so long as the business can maintain proper safety protocols.


No. Safety inspections are already conducted on a regular basis. This legislation is unnecessary and will cost money for duplicative inspections.


Yes. High School Education should include entreprenuership in its curriculum in order to provide a more well rounded education.




and an off-premises tasting room held at same




Tuesday, May 18

SB 49

location; allow under certain conditions.

LaSata

Reg Reform

Yes



amend the Public Health Code to limit the






duration and content of




Wednesday, May 19

HB 4268

certain emergency public health orders.

Meerman

Gov Ops

Referred to Rules



require districts, intermediate school districts






(ISDs), public school academies






(PSAs, or charter schools), and nonpublic schools





Wednesday, May 19


HB 4167

to conduct yearly health and safety inspections

of their school premises


Berman


Education

Pulled from house floor. Will be voted on in a week or two



encourage school districts and public school






academies (PSAs, or charter schools) to include a






program of instruction in free enterprise and






entrepreneurship in their social studies






curriculum for grades 9 through 12 beginning in




Wednesday, May 19

HB 4074

the 2021-2022 school year.

Brann

Education

Yes


Wednesday, May 19


HB 4218

allow a person who wins a multistate lottery game (such as Powerball or Mega Millions) to remain anonymous or to allow, in writing, his or her name to be disclosed.


Pat Outman


Reg Reform


Yes, personal privacy is important for everyone, especially in situations relating to finances.


Yes


Wednesday, May 19


HB 4431

Gaming; bingo and charitable gaming; definition of occasion; eliminate.


Hertel


Reg Reform

Yes. This change is fixing an unintended consequence of previous legislation and will help charities raise more funds the advance their cause.


Yes


Wednesday, May 19


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.


McBroom


Judiciary


Yes. If expungement is an option for OWI offenses, there should be a waiting period of at least five years before it can take place.


Yes


Thursday, May 20


HB 4063

amend the Youth Employment Standards Act to allow a minor’s parent or legal guardian to issue and revoke a work permit for employment in qualifying occupations if the minor is being homeschooled.


Reilly


Education


Yes. Homeschool students deserve the same rights as other students when it comes to the abiltiy to work.


Yes


Thursday, May 20


HB 4088

amend Part 401 (Wildlife Conservation) of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA) to allow an individual to feed wildlife and birds if certain conditions are met.


Borton


Nat Resources


Yes. Not only does the baiting ban limit the ability to properly manage wildlife, it is being used inapproprietly by regulatory authorities.


Yes


Thursday, May 20


HB 4603

would amend the Open Meetings Act to allow agricultural commodity groups to meet electronically by telephone or video conferencing without violating the act


Bellino


Agriculture


Yes. Non-elected, non tax-payer funded boards of directors should not be required by law to meet in person. It should be left up to the organization.


Yes


Thursday, May 20


HB 4667

prohibit a governmental entity from issuing a COVID-19 vaccination passport, requiring proof of vaccination status to access a public service, or imposing a penalty based on vaccination status.


Allor


Oversight


Yes. Medical records should be private if the individual would like it to stay that way. I also believe vaccine passports are a violation of an individual's civil rights, and will open the door to more egregious violations of personal privacy.


Pulled from house floor. Will be voted on in a week or two


Thursday, May 20


SB 77

Appropriations; zero budget; department of agriculture and rural development; provide for fiscal year 2021-2022.


Victory


Approps



Yes


Thursday, May 20


SB 80

Appropriations; zero budget; corrections; provide for fiscal year 2021-2022.


Bizon


Approps



Yes


Thursday, May 20


SB 81

Appropriations; zero budget; judiciary; provide for fiscal year 2021-2022.


Bizon


Approps



Yes


Thursday, May 20


SB 82

Appropriations; zero budget; general government; provide for fiscal year 2021-2022.


Victory


Approps


Yes


Thursday, May 20


SB 83

Appropriations; zero budget; K-12 school aid appropriations; provide for fiscal year 2021- 2022.


Schmidt


Approps


Yes


Thursday, May 20


SB 84

Appropriations; zero budget; department of

education; provide for fiscal year 2021-2022.


Schmidt


Approps


Yes


Thursday, May 20


SB 85

Appropriations; zero budget; department of labor and economic opportunity; provide for fiscal year 2021-2022.


Horn


Approps



Yes


Thursday, May 20


SB 86

Appropriations; zero budget; department of licensing and regulatory affairs; provide for fiscal year 2021-2022.


Nesbitt


Approps



Yes


Thursday, May 20


SB 87

Appropriations; zero budget; department of insurance and financial services; provide for fiscal year 2021-2022.


Nesbitt


Approps


Yes


Thursday, May 20


SB 88

Appropriations; zero budget; department of military and veterans affairs; provide for fiscal

year 2021-2022.


Barrett


Approps


Yes


Thursday, May 20


SB 89

Appropriations; zero budget; department of state police; provide for fiscal year 2021-2022.


Barrett


Approps



Yes


Thursday, May 20


SB 90

Appropriations; zero budget; department of natural resources; provide for fiscal year 2021- 2022.


Bumstead


Approps



Yes


Thursday, May 20


SB 91

Appropriations; zero budget; department of environment, Great Lakes, and energy; provide for fiscal year 2021-2022.


Bumstead


Approps


Yes


Thursday, May 20


SB 92

Appropriations; zero budget; state transportation; provide for fiscal year 2021-2022.


Schmidt


Approps


Yes


Thursday, May 20


SB 93

Appropriations; zero budget; higher education;

provide for fiscal year 2021-2022.


LaSata


Approps


Yes


Thursday, May 20


SB 94

Appropriations; zero budget; community colleges appropriations; provide for fiscal year 2021- 2022.


LaSata


Approps



Yes


Thursday, May 20


SB 79

Appropriations; zero budget; department of health and human services; provide for fiscal year 2021-2022.


Rick Outman


Approps



Yes

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