Bill Tracker

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Use the table below to view bills CRA is tracking, and its position on them.

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Bill/Act # - Sponsor - DateDescriptionStatusCRA's Position
HB 4016 - Rep. Green (D - Macomb) - 1/11/2017

Would create a new Michigan Infrastructure Council of nine members.  Read more...

House Introduced BillSupport
HB 4100 - Rep. McCready (R-Oakland) - 1/26/2017

Would create new legislation to regulate the creation of stormwater management utilities by local units of government to provide for the establishment, collection, reduction or elimination fees and other responsibilities.  Read more...

House Introduced BillNeutral
SB 159 - Sen. Casperson (R-Delta) - 2/15/2017

Would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code by providing an exemption for certain natural gas vehicles from gross vehicle weight limits. Read more...

Act 80Support
SB 157 - Sen. Jones (R-Eaton) - 2/14/2017

Would create new legislation requiring contracts for certain public works projects to have provisions requiring competition for the use or supply of certain materials and products and imposes powers and duties on certain public entities and state and local officials. Read more...

Senate Introduced BillStrong Opposition
SB 194 - Sen. Schuitmaker (R-Van Buren) - 2/23/2017

Would amend Act 51 by allowing townships to perform preservation or maintenance work on roadways within the township and under the jurisdiction of a county road commission without the approval of the county road commission if the township assumes liability for the work performed and the project is funded in its entirety by the township. Read more...

Senate Introduced BillOppose
HB 4251 - Rep. Dianda (D-Houghton) - 2/21/2017

Would amend the MVC by reducing the recent increases in passenger and commercial vehicle registration fees. This would also impact the $1.2 billion road funding goal. Read more...

House Introduced BillStrong Opposition
SB 148 - Sen. Hansen (R-Oceana) - 2/9/2017

Establishes the fiscal year 2017-2018 state transportation budget. Read more...

Conference Report 
SB 210 - Sen. Colbeck (R-Wayne) - 3/2/2017

Would amend Act 51 by establishing a database for all road and bridge projects. Read more...

Senate Introduced BillNeutral
SB 239 - Sen. Casperson (R-Delta) - 3/15/2017

Would amend the Additional Trunk Line Mileage statute by clarifying the transfer of abandoned highways. Read more...

Public Act 63Neutral
HB 4368 - Rep. Cox (R-Oakland) - 3/16/2017

Creates a FY 2017-18 Omnibus Budget bill, which include the transportation budget. Read more...

House Introduced Bill 
HB4242 - Rep. Hernandez (R-St. Clair) - 2/15/17

Establishes the fiscal year 2017-2018 state transportation budget. Read more...

House Introduced Bill 
HB 4306 - Rep. Tedder, (R-Oakland) - 3/2/2017

Would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code (MVC) by increasing each motorcycle fee from $3.00 to $5.00 and deposited into the motorcycle safety fund. Read more...

Public Act 115Neutral
HB 4415 - Rep. Webber (R-Oakland) - 3/28/2017

Would amend the MVC by establishing a new process for setting reasonable and safe maximum and minimum speed limits on gravel roads by a majority vote of the county road agency, Michigan State Police and the township. Read more...

House Introduced BillNeutral
HB 4435 - Rep. Webber (R-Oakland) - 3/29/2017

Would amend the MVC by extending and reducing the vehicle registration fees from the fourth and subsequent years. Read more...

House Introduced BillStrong Opposition
HB 4444 - Rep. Whiteford (R-Allegan) - 3/30/2017

Would create new legislation requiring the Michigan Public Service Commission encourage and coordinate work with broadband conduit within any right-of-way under the jurisdiction of the state transportation department in  conjunction with any current or planned construction in that right-of-way. Read more...

House Introduced BillNeutral
HB 4460 - Rep. Roberts (R-Eaton) - 3/30/2017

Would amend the MVC by allowing an owner of a registered vehicle who transfers or assigns title or interest in that vehicle to obtain a full refund in full from the Secretary of State for the registration plate or tab under certain circumstances and if all procedures are followed. Read more...

House Introduced BillNeutral
HB 4492 - Rep. Schor (D-Ingham) - 4/19/2017

 Would amend Act 51 by modifying the external formula (39/39/22) that determines distribution of revenue for roads. Read more...

House Introduced BillNeutral
SB 315 - Sen. Stamas (R-Midland) - 4/25/2017

Would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code to exempt a licensed septic waste vehicle from seasonal weight restrictions while performing emergency work. Read more...

Senate Introduced BillOppose
HB 4583 - Rep. Whiteford (R-Allegan) - 4/26/2017

Would establish the Legacy Underground Storage Tank Cleanup program. More details are forthcoming. Read more...

Public Act 143Support
HB 4595 - Rep. Hornberger (R-Macomb) - 5/11/2017

Would amend the Public Employment Relations statute by providing for certain reporting requirements of labor organizations. Read more...

House Introduced BillNeutral
HB 4596 - Rep. Hornberger (R-Macomb) - 5/11/2017

Would amend the Public Employment Relations statute by prohibiting exclusive clause in labor agreements for public sector unions. Read more...

House Introduced BillNeutral
HB 4615 - Rep. Lucido (R-Macomb) - 5/17/2017

Would amend the current FY 2016-17 Transportation Budget (PA 268 of 2016) by transferring $2 million from the MDOT, Surface Transportation Funds (STF) to improve traffic flow, reduce congestion and improve safety at the interchange of M-53 and 23 Mile Road in Macomb County. Read more..

House Introduced BillNeutral
HB 4415 - Rep. Webber (R-Oakland) - 3/28/2017

Would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code by creating an alternative method for setting speed limits on any gravel road around the state. The method would allow a township, county road agency and the Michigan State Police (MSP), by a majority vote, to change the speed limit of a gravel road without either a speed study or the access point method. 

The township may recuse itself from voting, which would require a unanimous vote by the road agency and MSP. Read more...

House Introduced BillNeutral
SB 396 - Sen. Casperson (R-Delta) - 5/23/2017

Would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code (MVC) by giving forest harvest vehicles access to the shoulder as a slow-moving vehicle; expand the frost law period to include February but also say that weight restrictions cannot be turned on for more 60 days during the entire period; a local road agency may request a bond (not more than $2,000 per mile) for timber hauling and moving equipment during the frost law period; and a road agency may issue a special permit under normal or weight restriction period when delivering new or used machinery. Read more...

Senate Introduced BillStrong Opposition
SB 399 - Sen. Proos (R-St. Joseph) - 5/23/2017

Would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code (MVC) by giving the courts the discretion to fine, or not fine, a commercial driver for an overweight load and set a cap (not more than) for those fines. Read more...

Senate Introduced BillOppose
HB 4698 - Rep. Wentworth (R-Clare) - 6/6/2017

Would amend the Motor Fuel Tax act by exempting number 5 and 6 fuel oil and bunker, bunker C and navy special fuel oil from taxation. Read more...

House Introduced BillNeutral
HB 4718 - Rep. Marino (R-Macomb) - 6/8/2017

Would amend the County Road Law by modifies number of township landowners required as a threshold for a petition to abandon or discontinue a highway. Read more...

House Introduced BillOppose
SB 456 - Sen. Knezek (D-Wayne) - 6/14/2017

Would amend the MVC by establishing authority of local governments to approve charitable roadside solicitations. Identical to HB 4160. Read more...

Senate Introduced Bill 
HB 4801 - Rep. LaFeve (R-Dickinson) - 6/20/2017

Would amend the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act by requiring the Department of Natural Resources to provide county road commissions access to minerals for roads. This bill is a CRA Legislative Priority. Read more...

House Introduced BillStrong Support
SB 581 - Sen. Knezek (D-Wayne) - 9/20/2017

Would amend the MVC by including computers, tablet devices, cameras or other internet-based communication devices to the list of devices not to be used while operating a motor vehicle to Michigan Vehicle Code, and sets penalties. Read more...

Senate Introduced Bill 
HB 4921 - Rep. Barrett (R-Eaton) - 9/12/2017

Would amend the MVC by providing for permanent plate option for certain farm vehicles. Read more...

House Introduced BillStrong Opposition
HB 4942 - Rep. Cochran (D-Ingham) - 9/13/2017

Would amend the Uniform Budgeting and Accounting Act by permitting Michigan businesses to rebid if they are not the low bidders when competing with bidders that are not Michigan bidders on local government contracts. Read more...

House Introduced Bill 
HB 4954 - Rep. Hernandez (R- St. Clair) - 9/14/2017

Would amend Act 51 by modifying the one percent requirement to a “reasonable amount” requirement of a road agencies annual MTF allocation be used on a nonmotorized transportation facilities (shoulder or adjacent path). Read more...

House Introduced BillSupport
HB 4956 - Rep. Cole (R-Antrim) - 9/14/2017

Would amend the MVC by eliminating the distance requirement between kingpins and axles on certain trucks. Read more...

As Passed by the House 
HB 5096 -Rep. Phelps (D-Genesee) - 10/12/2017

Would amend the Drain Code of 1956 by prohibiting the local drain commissioner from charging a fee more $100 per drain crossing, not to exceed $1,000. Fees are to be deposited in those specific county drain accounts.

The bill does not address detailed plan specification, inspection fees, insurance, indemnification or security as crafted into the HB 5097.  Read more...

House Introduced BillOppose
HB 5097 - Rep. Griffin (R-Van Buren) - 10/12/2017

Would amend the County Road Law by setting maximum permit fees for installation or routine maintenance; prohibits the county road agency from requiring the broadband provider to pay for any topographic, boundary, environmental (etc.) survey, or to pay for any study, inspection or analysis of the ROW as a condition of the permit; prohibits a road agency from requiring more than one security instrument for multiple projects and caps the security amount to $20,000;  a letter of credit may also be used as security; security shall be released 60 days after a request by the broadband provider; set insurance limits of $1 million for property damage and $1 million per occurrence for bodily injury; prohibits a road agency from requiring a road agency, its commissioners or its staff be added to the provider’s insurance policy. Read more...

House Introduced BillOppose
HB 5098 - Rep. Hoitenga (R-Wexford) - 10/12/2017

Would amend the Highway Obstructions and Encroachments statute requiring that a city, village, township, county or MDOT provide written temporary or permanent relocation notice one year in advance to an entity holding a license under the Michigan Telecommunication Act or a franchise under the Uniform Video Services Local Franchise Act, due to the construction or other activity in the ROW.  When local or other funding for a specific road project is identified as post-winter maintenance, not on the county road commission's Transportation Improvement Program and will impact underground utilities, the road jurisdiction must notify the aforementioned providers within 30 days of learning of the funding for a specific road project.

If a permit is required for this relocation purpose, the fee shall be waived and road jurisdiction shall not require the provider conduct any study related to the relocation. Relocation shall not be required if an Act of God creates an unplanned road improvement project. Read more...

House Introduced BillOppose
HB 5099 - Rep. Hoitenga (R-Wexford) - 10/12/2017

Would amend the Uniform Budgeting and Accounting Act by prohibiting any local unit of government from using any federal, state, local funds or loans to pay for themselves creating and becoming a qualified internet service provider. Read more...

House Introduced BillOppose
SB 636 - Sen. Zorn (R-Monroe) - 10/19/2017

Would amend the County Road Law by setting maximum permit fees for installation or routine maintenance, etc. Identical to HB 5097. Read more...

Senate Introduced Bill 
SB 637 - Sen. Hune (R-Livingston) - 10/19/2017

Would create new legislation for small wireless communications facilities and its deployment in governmental ROW. This includes fee, security, etc. Read more...

Senate Introduced Bill