Abortion, Immigration, Same-Sex adoption, Welfare Truants, Nude Dancing

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Abortion, Immigration, Same-Sex adoption, Welfare Truants, Nude Dancing

 

Check out these key votes made by lawmakers during the 2015-16 Michigan Legislature, and go to www.votespotter.com to sign up and see how the people who represent you voted on these and other issues that impact your daily life.

  

Senate Bill 564, Criminalize selling aborted fetuses or body parts: Passed 26 to 10 in the Senate

To make it a crime to receive a financial benefit or any type of compensation for transferring or selling an embryo, fetus or neonate, including organs, tissues or cells, if this was obtained as the result of an elective abortion. The House has not voted on this bill.

 

Senate Bill 501, Require alien drivers have visa or passport while driving: Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on February 4, 2016, and 90 to 18 in the House on May 12

To require resident aliens who drive a vehicle in Michigan to have both a valid drivers license issued by their native land and a passport or valid visa. Current law only requires a valid drivers license. (A legal alien can also get a Michigan drivers license.)

 

 

2015 House Bill 4188, Let adoption agencies refuse adoptions that violate moral convictions

Passed 65 to 44 in the House on March 18, 2015, and 26 to 12 in the Senate on June 10, 2015

To specify in statute that adoption agencies are not required to assist or participate in an adoption or placement that violates its written religious or moral convictions, including adoptions of a child by same sex couple. Also, to prohibit a state agency from discriminating or taking an “adverse action” against an adoption agency for this reason.

 

2015 House Bill 4041, Ban welfare for persistent truancy, Passed 74 to 36 in the House on March 26, 2015 and 26 to 12 in the Senate on May 26

To withhold welfare benefits from a household with children who are persistently truant from school. A truant child age 16 and above could be removed from the household/

 

Senate Bill 302, Impose ban on nude entertainment in bars: Passed 27 to 10 in the Senate on February 10, 2016

To ban fully nude performers at topless bars, or bars showing videos that depict this. This relates to a 2007 federal appeals court ruling that struck down Michigan’s previous law banning fully nude performers in bars, holding it was a violation of the First Amendment. The bill would specifically ban a performance that exposes specified body parts. The House has not voted on this bill.

 

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