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MichiganVotes.org is a free, non-partisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy to provide concise, non-partisan, plain-English descriptions of every bill and vote in the Michigan House and Senate. This report was released Friday, April 19.

House Bill 4440: Revise marijuana licensure deadlines and sanctions

To make operating a marijuana facility without a license grounds for a one-year disqualification for a marijuana business getting a permanent license. This refers to the transition from a system of medical marijuana facility licenses to the voter-approved recreational marijuana legalization and licensure regime, which has been delayed several times due to officials’ inability to process applications in a timely manner, and other factors.

Passed 102 to 4 in the House

Rep. Hank Vaupel (R-Dist. 47) YES

Rep. Mike Mueller (R-Dist. 51)  YES

House Bill 4206: Allow schools to not make up lost “polar vortex” school days

To establish that public schools do not have to make up the three class days that were canceled during the extreme cold weather of Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, 2019. Under current law, schools are allowed to miss six “snow days” without a financial penalty and without having to make up the lost days at the end of the school year. The bill lets schools that used up their six snow days avoid penalties for missing an additional three-day period “for which the governor has issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency.” Districts that missed up to 14 days but made up the lost hours on other school days would also avoid penalties. Also, to require school districts to compensate hourly workers for the pay they lost due to no school on those three days.

Passed 101 to 7 in the House

Rep. Hank Vaupel (R-Dist. 47) YES

Rep. Mike Mueller (R-Dist. 51) YES

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