spinner
<Home
Representative Posthumus Official Vote Record June 15-17
RELEASE|June 18, 2021
Representative Posthumus Official Vote Record June 15-17

Date

Bill Number

Summary

Sponsor

Committee

Representative Posthumus Explanation

Official Vote


Tuesday, June 15


HR 118



Weiss


Gov Ops

Yes. The federal government should use dimplomatic means to secure the release of our journalists held by foreign countries.


yes


Tuesday, June 15


HB 4380


would create a new act to establish the Michigan Military and Veteran Services Support Fund and the Michigan Military and Veteran Services Support Fund Board and to prescribe the board’s powers and duties.


Steenland

Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security


Yes. This bill creates a mechanism by which our state can provide additional support to our vets and their families without incurring costs to the state.


yes


Tuesday, June 15


HB 4640


would amend the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Act to modify the term neglect, as it is used in the act, to include threatened harm as well as harm.


Glenn


Families, Children, and Seniors

Yes. Abuse goes much further than physical harm. The threat of harm has a profound effect on the mental and emotional wellbeing of children, and it is critical that threat of harm be included with the definition of abuse.


yes


Tuesday, June 15


Tuesday, June 15


HB 4240


HB 4241

would amend the Revised Judicature Act and the Michigan Vehicle Code, respectively, to revise the distribution of proceeds from the sale of forfeited items under those acts.

would amend the Revised Judicature Act and the Michigan Vehicle Code, respectively, to revise the distribution of proceeds from the sale of forfeited items under those acts.


Yaroch


Wozniak


Judiciary


Judiciary

Yes. While I disagree with the premise of civil asset forfeiture, this bill will help ensure funds seized will be handled transparently.

Yes. While I disagree with the premise of civil asset forfeiture, this bill will help ensure funds seized will be handled transparently.


yes


yes


Tuesday, June 15


HB 4694


would amend the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) to revise the name of certain forms filed with the secretary of state under the act and make related changes.


O'Malley


Financial Services

Yes. Our secretary of States office is a mess and anythign we can do in the legislature to help fix that broken department must be done as soon as possible.


yes


Wednesday, June 16


HB 4066

would create a new act, the Michigan Knife Rights Act, to prohibit a political subdivision from enacting an ordinance, rule, or tax relating to the registration, licensing, transportation, possession, carrying, sale, transfer, purchase, gift, devise, or use of a knife or knife-making components that was more restrictive than state law


Fink


Local government and municipal finance


Yes. We as a people have a fundamental right to self defense, and I will always vote to support legislation that reinfoces an individuals right to self defense.


yes


Wednesday, June 16


HB 4332

would amend Part 811 (Off-Road Recreation Vehicles) of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act to allow the license for a two-wheel off-road vehicle (ORV) to be placed either centered on the exposed surface of the rear fender or located at a visible place on a front suspension fork.


S. Johnson


Natural resources and outdoor recreation


Yes. This is simple legislation that will help increase efficiency of offroad vehicle enforcement by limited the number of unneccessary stops.


yes


Wednesday, June 16


HB 4521


would amend the Public Health Code to allow for the transplantation of an organ from an HIV-positive individual under certain circumstances.


Brabec


Health Policy

Yes. Receiving organs in a timely manner could be the difference betwen life and death. If all parties consent, a person should have the right to receive an organ from an HIV + donor.


yes


Wednesday, June 16


HB 4762

Specifically, the bill would prohibit a person that performs organ transplants in Michigan from doing any of the following regarding an organ transplant to an individual with a disability based solely on the individual’s disability: • Refusing to transplant an organ in the individual.

  • Denying the individual evaluation, referral, surgery, counseling, or postoperative treatment for an organ transplant. • Refusing to place the individual on an organ transplant waiting list or lowering the individual’s

priority on that waiting list.


Kahle


Health Policy


Yes. All life is sacred. A disability does not lessen the value of a persons life, and therefor should not determine whether or not an individual will receive an organ.


yes


Wednesday, June 16


HB 4557

would amend the Michigan Liquor Control Code to waive the annual license renewal fees of the following license categories for the 2021 renewal period: • Watercraft licensed to carry passengers. • Class A and Class B hotel licenses. • Tavern and Class C licenses (e.g., restaurant). • Club license. • Brewpub license. • Class G-1 and Class G-2 licenses (golf courses). • Motorsports event license. • Nonpublic continuing care retirement center license. • Specially designated merchant (SDM) if held in conjunction with an on-premises license. • On-premises tasting room permit and off-premises tasting room license. • Banquet facility permit, catering permit, and Sunday sales permit issued to onpremises retailers and manufacturers with permits or licenses for on-premises or off-premises tasting rooms.


Wendzel


Regulatory Reform


Yes. Given the precarious position the State of Michigan put business owners, specifically those in the hospitality industry, it is only right that we do everything we can to help ease the burden. This legislation si a step in the right direction by allowing them to forego their license fees.


yes


Wednesday, June 16


HB 4558

would add a new section to three different acts to require LARA to offer a credit for or prorate the fee otherwise required for an initial license or registration or a license or registration renewal for the portion of the effective period of the license or registration that the licensee or registrant was temporarily unable to engage in the practice of his or her health profession as a result of a state of emergency or disaster declared by the governor under the Emergency Management Act or any other applicable law or an emergency order issued under section 2253 of the Public Health Code. As stated in the respective bills, each new section is intended to be retroactive and would apply retroactively beginning January 1, 2020.


Glenn


Regulatory Reform


Yes. Given the precarious position the State of Michigan put business owners, specifically those in the hospitality industry, it is only right that we do everything we can to help ease the burden. This legislation si a step in the right direction by allowing them to forego their license fees.


yes


Wednesday, June 16


HB 4559

would add a new section to three different acts to require LARA to offer a credit for or prorate the fee otherwise required for an initial license or registration or a license or registration renewal for the portion of the effective period of the license or registration that the licensee or registrant was temporarily unable to engage in the practice of his or her health profession as a result of a state of emergency or disaster declared by the governor under the Emergency Management Act or any other applicable law or an emergency order issued under section 2253 of the Public Health Code. As stated in the respective bills, each new section is intended to be retroactive and would apply retroactively beginning January 1, 2020.


Fink


Regulatory Reform


Yes. Given the precarious position the State of Michigan put business owners, specifically those in the hospitality industry, it is only right that we do everything we can to help ease the burden. This legislation si a step in the right direction by allowing them to forego their license fees.


yes


Wednesday, June 16


HB 4560

would add a new section to three different acts to require LARA to offer a credit for or prorate the fee otherwise required for an initial license or registration or a license or registration renewal for the portion of the effective period of the license or registration that the licensee or registrant was temporarily unable to engage in the practice of his or her health profession as a result of a state of emergency or disaster declared by the governor under the Emergency Management Act or any other applicable law or an emergency order issued under section 2253 of the Public Health Code. As stated in the respective bills, each new section is intended to be retroactive and would apply retroactively beginning January 1, 2020.


Griffin


Regulatory Reform


Yes. Given the precarious position the State of Michigan put business owners, specifically those in the hospitality industry, it is only right that we do everything we can to help ease the burden. This legislation si a step in the right direction by allowing them to forego their license fees.


yes


Wednesday, June 16


HB 4561

would amend the Food Law to allow for certain fees to be subject to a refund. The bill would require MDARD to refund a fee charged during the preceding licensing year under the sections listed below if both of the following conditions were met: • A food establishment, shellfish dealer, water bottler, or water dispensing machine owner was subject to a qualified order during the preceding licensing year. • As a result of the qualified order, the licensees described above experienced a 25% or more reduction in revenue during any quarter of the preceding licensing year.


Roth


Regulatory Reform


Yes. Given the precarious position the State of Michigan put business owners, specifically those in the hospitality industry, it is only right that we do everything we can to help ease the burden. This legislation si a step in the right direction by allowing them to forego their license fees.


yes


Wednesday, June 16


SB 256


would amend section 25 of the General Sales Tax Act to change the distribution of sales tax revenue. Specifically, the bill would amend provisions that currently direct not less than 27.9% of 25% of the sales tax collected at 4% on sales of motor vehicles, motor fuels, and motor vehicle parts and accessories to the Comprehensive Transportation Fund (CTF). This earmark is sometimes referred to as the "auto-related sales tax."


Victory


Appropriations

Yes. In order to maintain a balance in the Transportation Administration Collection Fund budget, it is necessary to shift the proportion of sales tax associated with it. Without this tweak, fees would have to be increased in order to maintain the SOS budget. It has become clear the the Secretary of State's office is in need of drastic fixes, this is one area that the legislature can step in to help.


yes


Wednesday, June 16


SB 438

would amend Chapter 4 (Arrest) of the Code of Criminal Procedure to prohibit a police officer from issuing to a person an appearance ticket and releasing the person from custody if he or she had been arrested for an operating while intoxicated offense.


Vanderwall


Judiciary


Yes. This legislation clarifies current law to ensure that our law enforcement officers know what their authority is in specific instances.


yes


Thursday, June 17


HB 4364

would respectively amend the Michigan Vehicle Code and 1972 PA 222 (the state personal identification card act) to add audiologists and speech-language pathologists to the list of medical professionals who can provide the certification an applicant needs to get a communication impediment designation for his or her vehicle registration, driver’s license, or state personal ID card, as applicable.


Lilly


Transportation


Yes. This bill will help increase the communication and overall interaction between law enforcement officers and people with speach or hearing impairments. This will help to minimize miss communication and assumption of non compliance.


yes


Thursday, June 17


Thursday, June 17


HB 4365


HB 4366

would respectively amend the Michigan Vehicle Code and 1972 PA 222 (the state personal identification card act) to add audiologists and speech-language pathologists to the list of medical professionals who can provide the certification an applicant needs to get a communication impediment designation for his or her vehicle registration, driver’s license, or state personal ID card, as applicable.

would amend the Enhanced Driver License and Enhanced Official State Personal Identification Card Act to refer to a “process to allow a person with access to the law enforcement information network under the C.J.I.S. Policy Council Act,” rather than “law enforcement agencies of this state.”


Sneller


Lilly


Transportation


Transportation


Yes. This bill will help increase the communication and overall interaction between law enforcement officers and people with speach or hearing impairments. This will help to minimize miss communication and assumption of non compliance.

Yes. This bill will help increase the communication and overall interaction between law enforcement officers and people with speach or hearing impairments. This will help to minimize miss communication and assumption of non compliance.


yes


yes


Thursday, June 17


HB 4812


would amend the General Property Tax Act to change the method used to determine the true cash value of certain nonprofit housing property transferred from a charitable nonprofit housing organization to a low- income person.


Alexander


Financial Services

Yes. This bill will will directly help lower-income individuals by allowing a reduction in the assessed value of a home comiscerate with any amount donated for the purchase of said home by a charitable organization.


yes


Thursday, June 17


HB 4828

would amend the Deferred Presentment Service Transactions Act to require the director of the Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) to submit, each year for seven years, a report on deferred presentment service transactions (commonly known as payday loans) to the House and Senate committees concerned with banking and financial services. The bill would also require DIFS to post a similar annual report on its website.


Clemente


Financial Services


Yes. I am a firm believer in transparency, and this bill will increase the transparency of repeat offenders within the short term loan industry.


yes


Thursday, June 17


HB 4528

would require the secretary of state (SOS) to establish and require a comprehensive training for each county clerk, and for each political party, incorporated organization, and organized committee of interested citizens that seeks to designate election challengers at an election, regarding the processes and procedures on election day, the powers, rights, and duties of election challengers, and training for both precinct polling places and absent voter (AV) counting boards. A political party, incorporated organization, or organized committee of interested citizens would only have to complete the comprehensive training once.


Posthumus


Elections and Ethics


Yes. This bill bolsters the authority of poll challengers and address some of the issues brought to light during the 2020 presidential election. By ensuring poll challengers have a full understanding of where their authority begins and ends, and providing official credentials, the mess we saw at the TCF Center in 2020 will never happen again.


yes


Thursday, June 17


HB 4735


amend the Michigan Memorial Highway Act to dedicate highway US- 127 from Wildcat Road to Livingston Road in Clinton County as the “PFC Ronald James Fitch Memorial Highway.”


Filler


Transportation

Yes. Designating a portion of highway US-127 to be named after PFC Ronald James Fitch who was tragically killed while in Vietnam is a great honor for him and his family and is the least we can do. I will always suppport these measures.


yes


Thursday, June 17


HB 4739


would amend the Michigan Memorial Highway Act to designate the portion of highway M-49 between W. Montgomery Road and Austin Road in Camden Township in Hillsdale County as the “Marine Sergeant Michael P. Hodshire Memorial Highway.”


Fink


Transportation

Yes. Designating a portion of highway M-49 between W. Montgomery Road and Austin Road to be named after Sergeant Michael P. Hodshire who was tragically killed while in Iraq, is a great honor for him and his family and is the least we can do. I will always suppport these measures.


yes


Thursday, June 17


HB 4434

would amend the Michigan Employment Security Act to require that the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA)1 use plain language in all of the following under the act, whether in a print, electronic, or other format: • Correspondence and documents related to the taxes or reimbursing charges of employers and the benefits of individuals. • References or citations to UIA-implemented policies or UIA- promulgated rules in documents or correspondence sent to or used by a claimant or employer.


Stone


Workforce, Trades, and Talent


Yes. This bill was amended to remove the $300 per week unemployment bonus. I was proud to co- sponsor this legislation to help get Michigan back to work.


yes

Michigan House Republicans

© 2009 - 2021 Michigan House Republicans. All Rights Reserved.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.