Bill Tracker

CRA has wide ranging interests. It tracks legislation on issues ranging from road and infrastructure funding to unfunded liabilities, agriculture, the logging industry, safety and more. The following are the bills CRA is tracking.

Bill#, Sponsor, Date
Description
Status
CRA's Position
SB 4, Sen. Wojno (D-Macomb), 1/13/2021Would amend Act 51, by continuing MDOT’s flexible pavement warranty program for “contracted construction work” on pavement projects with costs exceeding $2 million. The bill would mandate pavement warranties for full replacement or that appropriate repairs be secured for “new construction or reconstruction” projects undertaken after April 1, 2016.

It is unclear if the $2 million threshold applies to MDOT’s “new construction or reconstruction” projects or applies to all MDOT projects regardless of cost. This proposed change does not apply to local agency projects – so far. Read more...
Senate introduced bill
SB 26, Sen. Stamas (R-Midland), 1/13/2021Provides for supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2019-2020. Read more...Senate introduced bill
SB 27, Sen. Stamas (R-Midland), 1/13/2021Provides for supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2020-2021. Read more...Senate introduced bill
SB 28, Sen. Stamas (R-Midland),
1/13/2021
Provides for supplemental appropriations for fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. Read more...Senate introduced bill
SB 32, Sen. MacDonald (R-Macomb), 1/26/2021Would change the Motor Fuel Tax by requiring motor fuel taxes to be dispersed to county when fuel tax was collected. Read more...Senate introduced bill
SB 39, Sen. Victory (R-Ottawa), 1/26/2021Would amend the County Road Law by clarifying that actions against county road commissions for highway defects are subject to the Governmental Immunity Act. Read more...Senate introduced bill
SB 43, Sen. Victory (R-Ottawa), 1/26/2021Would amend the Governmental Liability for Negligence Act by removing county road commissions from this statute. Read more...Senate introduced bill
HB 4014, Sen. Slagh (R-Ottawa), 1/26/2021Would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code (MVC) by creating an alternative method for establishing speed limits. Read more...House introduced bill
SB 92, Sen. Schmidt (R-Grand Traverse), 2/2/2021Provides appropriations for the transportation budget for Fiscal Year 2022. Read more...Senate introduced bill
HB 4077, Sen. LaFave (R-Dickenson), 2/2/2021Would amend the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act by allowing public access to unattended self-service fueling stations. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4117, Rep. S. Johnson (R-Allegan), 2/3/2021Would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code (MVC) by providing for two-year vehicle registration. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4150, Rep. Glenn (R-Midland), 2/4/2021Would amend the MVC by providing penalties for uses of certain farm-related vehicles that violate certain registration requirements. Read more...House introduced bill
SB 112, Sen. Chang (D-Wayne), 2/9/2021Would amend the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act by creating a public risk assessment database for certain shoreline properties. Read more...Senate introduced bill
HB 4178, Rep. Clemente (D-Wayne), 2/9/2021Would provide for designation of high-occupancy vehicle lanes by agency having jurisdiction over the highway. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4179, Rep. Sneller (D-Genesee), 2/9/2021Would provide for designation of high-occupancy vehicle lanes by agency having jurisdiction over the highway. Read more... House introduced bill
HB 4252, Rep. Sneller (D-Genesee), 2/16/2021Would amend the Railroad Code of 1993 by increasing the railroad crossing signal devices maintenance costs and mandating they be paid by the road agency with jurisdiction at the crossing. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4328, Rep. Eisen (R-St. Clair), 2/24/21Would amend Act 51 by increasing the local force account threshold from $100,000 to $300,000 per project and at this time no annual cap. This is a re-introduction of a bill from last session that was vetoed by the Governor during lame duck due to the annual cap being insufficient for the City of Detroit and, presumably, other urban areas. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4409, Rep. VanSingel (R-Newaygo), 3/2/2021An FY 2021-22 Appropriation Budget for the Department of Transportation. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4422, Rep. Hoitenga (R-Wexford), 3/2/2021Would amend the Railroad Code of 1993 by modifying the exceptions to stringing wire over and across railway right-of-way. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4452, Rep. Bellino (R-Monroe), 3/9/2021Would amend the Railroad Code of 1993 by clarifying ROW authority and access by others onto railroad property. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4453, Rep. Bellino (R-Monroe), 3/9/2021Would amend the Highway Obstructions and Encroachments on Public Highways; Use of Highways by Public Utilities statute by prohibiting construction and repair interference of railroads during construction and maintenance of utilities. Read more... House introduced bill
HB 4603, Rep. Bellino (R- Monroe), 4/13/2021Would amend the Open Meeting Act by modifying circumstances permitting public meetings of certain public bodies to be held electronically by telephonic or video conferencing. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4544, Rep. Yaroch (R-Macomb), 3/18/2021Would amend the Michigan Strategic Fund Act by allowing $60 million of Michigan strategic fund to be transferred and appropriated to the Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF) beginning FY 2022 and thereafter. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4545, Rep. Yaroch (R-Macomb), 3/18/2021Would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code (MVC) by allocating revenue distribution from vehicle registration fees to the county where the registrant resides and distributing per lane mile to the local road agency. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4546, Rep. Wozniak (R-Macomb), 3/18/2021Would amend Act 51 by allocating revenue distribution of motor fuel tax for roads to the road agency in the county in proportion to the number of registered vehicles and apply per lane mile. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4547, Rep. Hertel, Jr. (D-Wayne), 3/18/2021Would amend Act 51 by re-defining the calculation of highway, road and street miles from “straight miles” to “lane miles.” The bill also defines “urban routes” as the portions of two-lane county primary roads within an urban area that have average daily traffic in excess of 15,000. Read more...House introduced bill
SB 379, Sen. Nesbitt (R-Cass), 4/21/2021Would amend Act 51 by requiring legislative approval for issuance of MDOT bonds. Read more...Senate introduced bill
HB 4669, Rep. VanSingel (R-Newaygo), 4/21/2021Would amend Act 51 by providing an irrevocable trust fund for bonds issued on road projects.Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4697, Rep. Maddock (R-Oakland), 4/22/2021Would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code (MVC) by modifying mobile home permit requirements and processes.Read more...House introduced bill
SB 394, Sen. Schmidt (R-Grand Traverse), 4/28/2021Would amend Act 51 by modifying the distribution of state gas tax and vehicle registration revenue and federal funding for FY 2020-2021, only. Read more...Senate introduced bill
SB 425, Sen. Zorn (R-Monroe), 5/06/2021Would amend Act 51 by creating a new local railroad grade separation grant program within MDOT, including a scoring system. The bill allows Treasury to create an account/fund for this program. Applications by counties and municipalities can be submitted to MDOT. Read more...Senate introduced bill
SB 426, Sen. Zorn (R-Monroe), 5/06/2021Would amend Act 51 by creating a new local railroad grade separation grant program within MDOT, including a scoring system. The bill allows Treasury to create an account/fund for this program. Applications by counties and municipalities can be submitted to MDOT.Read more...Senate introduced bill
SB 427, Sen. Zorn (R-Monroe), 5/06/2021Would amend Act 51 by creating a new local railroad grade separation grant program within MDOT, including a scoring system. The bill allows Treasury to create an account/fund for this program. Applications by counties and municipalities can be submitted to MDOT. Read more...Senate introduced bill
SB 429, Sen. Ananich (D-Genesee), 5/11/2021Would amend the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA) by modifying regulations for mining of sand and gravel operations. This would expand EGLE’s permit authority of “metallic minerals” mining to include “sand and gravel” mining and approve a reclamation plan for those two industries. Read more...Senate introduced bill
SB 431, Sen. Ananich, 5/11/2021Would amend the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act by modifying the conditions under which zoning ordinance may prohibit mining. Read more...Senate introduced bill
SB 430, Sen. Ananich, 5/11/2021Would amend the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing sentencing guidelines for violation of intentional false statement in a mining permit application or report.Read more...Senate introduced bill
SB 465, Sen. Runestad (R-Oakland), 5/20/2021Would amend Act 51 by allowing local agencies to sell their eligible local federal aid funds back to MDOT. This is a CRA Legislative Priority and we have worked hard to ensure it was re-introduced in this session. Read more...Senate introduced bill
SB 466, Sen. MacDonald (R-Macomb), 5/20/2021Would amend Act 51 by revising the distribution of Michigan Transportation Funds for the local federal aid buyout program. CRA Legislative Priority; companion bill to above.Read more...Senate introduced bill
SB 468, Sen. Outman (R-Montcalm), 5/20/2021Would amend the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act by providing funding for dams, and general amendments to part 315. Read more...Senate introduced bill
SB 469, Sen. Outman, 5/20/2021 Would establish the Michigan Dam Repair and Improvement Fund in the Michigan Department of Treasury, with the bill to be known as the “Michigan Dam Repair and Improvement Fund Act.” It will provide for the distribution of money from the fund; will prescribe the powers and duties of certain agencies and officials; and will provide for appropriations.Read more...Senate introduced bill
SB 470, Sen. Stamas (R-Midland), 5/20/2021Would amend the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA) by providing funding for dams, and general amendments to part 315. Read more...Senate introduced bill
SB 471, Sen. Outman (R-Montcalm), 5/20/2021Would amend NREPA to allow emergency orders to draw down lake levels under certain circumstances. Read more...Senate introduced bill
SB 529, Sen. Schmidt (R- Grand Traverse), 6/9/2021Is a supplemental budget bill that would provide federal COVID funding to repair or replace local bridge and fund local rail grade separation projects. Read more...Senate introduced bill
HB 4976, Rep. Markkanen (D-Houghton), 6/9/2021Would amend the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Revenue Equalization Act by allowing an exemption from the collection of streamlined sales and use tax under the international fuel tax agreement for motor fuel tax reciprocity agreements.Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4977, Rep. Markkanen (D-Houghton), 6/9/2021Would expand the governing authority of the Michigan Highway Reciprocity Board, including but not limited to, certain reciprocal compacts and motor fuel tax agreements. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4978, Rep. Markkanen (D-Houghton), 6/9/2021Would amend the Motor Carrier Fuel Tax Act by allowing exemption from the international fuel tax agreement for motor fuel tax reciprocity agreements. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 5002, Rep. O’Neal (Saginaw), 6/15/2021Would amend the state Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act by creating a Dam Safety Emergency Response Fund within the Department of Treasury with $15 million in seed money from the state’s General Fund.Read more...
House introduced bill
HB 5246, Rep. Cambensy, (D-Marquette), 7/01/2021Would amend Act 51 by creating a new Local Agency Infrastructure Disaster Relief Program, including the creation of board and description of its duties and responsibilities. This is a CRA Legislative Priority and comes as a result of our work with legislators. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 5247, Rep. Lightner (R-Jackson), 7/01/2021Would amend the Act 51 by creating the Local agency Infrastructure Disaster Relief Fund account and allowing funds levied from motor fuel tax to be deposited in this account. This is a CRA Legislative Priority. Read more...House introduced bill
SB 585, Sen. Victory (R-Ottawa), 6/30/2021Would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code by allowing auto dealerships to process vehicle registration transactions. Read more...
Senate introduced bill

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