MI State Legislators’ Vote Report
How your Representatives and Senators in Lansing recently voted. Contact information is included at the end.
MichiganVotes Weekly Report: June 10, 2022
To authorize grants up to $1,500 to parents whose children experienced “learning loss” due to school closures during the COVID epidemic, with 40% of the amount based on household income and the rest based on how many days a child’s classrooms were closed.
Yes: Bollin (R)
No: Brabec (D), Hope (D), Lasinski (D), Rahbi (D)
To make permanent the permission granted to local government employee retirement boards to hold their meetings remotely, which was was granted temporarily by state epidemic response laws enacted in 2020. This is one of a growing number of proposals to grant this privilege to various public and quasi-public bodies (like agricultural commodity "marketing boards").
Yes: Hope (D), Lasinski (D)
No: Brabec (D), Rahbi (D), Bollin (R)
To authorize paying individuals in a professional training program that is required to obtain a state social worker, school counselor, psychologist or mental health professional license, a stipend for serving as an intern in various capacities at a public school.
Yes: Brabec (D), Hope (D), Lasinski (D), Rahbi (D)
No: Bollin (R)
To place in statute authorization for “robo-bartender” alcoholic dispensing machines in restaurants, bars and other establishments with a liquor license. The machines could dispense up to 96 ounces of beer, wine, or mixed spirit drink in a single order, and staff would be required to monitor their use. Rules adopted under an existing law permit a much more limited version of this, which the industry has sought to expand.
Yes: Lasinski (D), Bollin (R)
No: Brabec (D), Hope (D), Rahbi (D)
To permit establishments with an “on-premises” liquor license that also have a “public swimming pool” and pay an additional $350 license fee, to sell drinks at the pool subject to a broad range of additional regulations and requirements.
Yes: Hertel (D), Irwin (D), Theis (R)
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Donna Lasinski (D) District 52 (Dexter, Chelsea, Saline, Scio, Manchester) 517 373 0828 firstname.lastname@example.org
Yousef Rabhi (D) District 53 (Ann Arbor) 517 373 2577 email@example.com
Felicia Brabec (D) District 55 (Pittsfield, York, Barton Hills) 517 373 1792 FeliciaBrabec@house.mi.gov
Kara Hope (D) District 67 (Stockbridge) 517 373 0587 KaraHope@house.mi.gov
Ann Bollin (R) District 42 (Pinckney, Hamburg) 517 373 1784 AnnBollin@house.mi.gov
Lana Theis (R) District 22 (Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Hamburg) 517 373 2420 SenLTheis@senate.michigan.gov
Jeff Irwin (D) District 18 (Ann Arbor, Saline, Pittsfield, York) 517 373 2406 firstname.lastname@example.org
Curtis Hertel Jr. (D) District 23 (Stockbridge) 517 373 1734 email@example.com