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/Act # - Sponsor - Date
Description
Status
CRA's Position
HB 4016 - Rep. Green (D - Macomb) - 1/11/2017Would create a new Michigan Infrastructure Council of nine members. Read more...House Introduced BillSupport
HB 4100 - Rep. McCready (R-Oakland) - 1/26/2017Would 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) - 2/15/2017Would 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) - 2/14/2017Would 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) - 2/23/2017Would 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) - 2/21/2017Would 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. Rad more...House Introduced BillStrong Opposition
SB 148 - Sen. Hansen (R-Oceana) - 2/9/2017Establishes the fiscal year 2017-2018 state transportation budget. Read more...Conference Report
SB 210 - Sen. Colbeck (R-Wayne) - 3/2/2017Would amend Act 51 by establishing a database for all road and bridge projects. Read more...Senate Introduced BillNeutral
SB 239 - Sen. Casperson (R-Delta) - 3/15/2017Would 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) - 3/16/2017Creates a FY 2017-18 Omnibus Budget bill, which include the transportation budget. Read more...House Introduced Bill
HB4242 - Rep. Hernandez (R-St. Clair) - 2/15/17Establishes the fiscal year 2017-2018 state transportation budget. Read more...House Introduced Bill
HB 4306 - Rep. Tedder, (R-Oakland) - 3/2/2017Would 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) - 3/28/2017Would 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) - 3/29/2017Would 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) - 3/30/2017Would 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) - 3/30/2017Would 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) - 4/25/2017Would 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) - 4/26/2017Would establish the Legacy Underground Storage Tank Cleanup program. More details are forthcoming. Read more...Public Act 143Support
HB 4595 - Rep. Hornberger (R-Macomb) - 5/11/2017Would 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) - 5/11/2017Would 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) - 5/17/2017Would 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) - 3/28/2017Would 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) - 5/23/2017Would 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...As passed by the SenateStrong Opposition
SB 399 - Sen. Proos (R-St. Joseph) - 5/23/2017Would 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) - 6/6/2017Would 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) - 6/8/2017Would 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 Bill Oppose
SB 456 - Sen. Knezek (D-Wayne) - 6/14/2017Would 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) - 6/20/2017Would 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) - 9/20/2017Would 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) - 9/12/2017Would 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) - 9/13/2017Would 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) - 9/14/2017Would 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) - 9/14/2017Would amend the MVC by eliminating the distance requirement between kingpins and axles on certain trucks. Readmore...Public Act 35
HB 5096 -Rep. Phelps (D-Genesee) - 10/12/2017Would 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) - 10/12/2017Would 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...Public Act 97Oppose
HB 5098 - Rep. Hoitenga (R-Wexford) - 10/12/2017Would 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...
As Passed by the HouseOppose
HB 5099 - Rep. Hoitenga (R-Wexford) - 10/12/2017Would 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 Bill Oppose
SB 636 - Sen. Zorn (R-Monroe) - 10/19/2017Would 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) - 10/19/2017Would create new legislation for small wireless communications facilities and its deployment in governmental ROW. This includes fee, security, etc. Read more...Senate Enrolled Bill
HB 5385 - Rep. Hughes (R-Muskegon) - 1/10/2018Would amend the MVC by removing the mandatory 25 mph speed limit on segments of highways (roads/streets) that are considered through highway and segments of highways within a subdivision that have not been zoned as a residential area by the governing body. Read more...As Passed by the House
HB 5408 - Rep. Cole (R-Antrim) - 1/11/2018Would amend Act 51 by modifying the transportation asset management council and reporting requirements for local road agencies. Read more...Public Act 325
HB 5381 - Rep. Schor (D-Ingham) - 1/10/2018Would amend the MVC by allowing the use of flashing, oscillating or rotating green lights on construction vehicles. Read more...House Introduced BillOpposition
HB 5382 - Rep. Schor - 1/10/2018Would amend the MVC by expanding the requirement that vehicles move over or slow down for stationary authorized emergency vehicles to include construction workers. "Construction worker" means an individual performing construction, maintenance, surveying, or utility work as part of a road maintenance, repair, or construction project including setting up, maintaining or taking down a work zone, if a road maintenance or construction vehicle is present in the area where the individual is performing the work and the vehicle displays flashing, rotating or oscillating amber or green lights. Read more...House Introduced Bill
SB 763 - Sen. Casperson (R-Delta) - 1/24/2018Would amend the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection act by modifying the allowable expenditures, including but not limited to the development, redevelopment and renovation of motorized and nonmotorized trails and related infrastructure. Maybe the use of these funds to include maintenance of roads used in the operation of harvesting timber. Read more...As Passed by the Senate
HB 5335 - Rep. VerHeulen - 12/7/2017Would create the MIC within the Department of Treasury and would specify its membership and duties. Read more...Public Act 323
HB 5406 - Rep. Victory (R-Ottawa) - 1/11/2018Would amend the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act by creating the Water Asset Management Council within the Department of Environmental Quality and specify its membership and duties. Read more...Public Act 324
HB 5408 - Rep. Cole (R-Antrim) - 1/11/2018Would revise many Act 51 provisions regarding the TAMC including transferring oversight responsibilities from the State Transportation Commission to the Michigan Infrastructure Council and eliminating specific seats for local road agencies. Read more...Public Act 325
HB 5490 - Rep. Yaroch (R-Macomb) - 1/30/2018Would amend Act 51 by requiring the distribution of funds to certain townships for road maintenance under certain circumstances. Read more...House Introduced BillStrong opposition
HB 5648 - Rep. Victory (R-Ottawa) - 2/27/2018Would amend Act 51 by eliminating the Local Agency Wetland Mitigation Bank (MiWB) advisory board and program and shift its annual allocation ($2 million) to the Municipal Wetland Alliance (MWA) and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). Read more...Read more...House Introduced BillStrong opposition
SB 815 - Sen. Horn (R-Tuscola) - 2/13/2018Would amend the MVC by reducing the vehicle registration fee for vans modified with wheelchair lifts. Read more...Public Act 152
SB 836 - Sen. Casperson (R-Delta) - 2/21/2018Would amend the MVC by modifying the weight restrictions related to tandem axle assemblies. Read more...Public Act 274
HB 5706 - Rep. Yaroch (R-Richmond) - 3/8/2018Would amend Act 51 by modifying the distribution formula in a way that uses highway, road and street lane miles rather than straight miles. Read more...House Introduced BillStrong opposition
SB 894 - Sen. Nofs (R-Battle Creek) - 3/7/2018Would amend the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act by making regulation of wireless communications infrastructure subject to the Wireless Communications Infrastructure Deployment Act. Read more...Senate Enrolled bill
HB 5723 - Rep. Chatfield (R-Emmet) - 3/14/2018Would create a new statute requiring the use of state funds in water supply and wastewater projects that use certain materials. Very similar to SB 157. Read more...House Introduced BillOpposition
SB 915 - Sen. Casperson (R-Delta) - 3/21/2018Would make school buses exempt from seasonal weight restrictions. Read more...Public Act 273
SB 930 - Sen. Casperson (R-Delta) - 4/11/2018Would allow local units of government to expend funds collected under the Emergency 9-1-1 Service Enabling Act to install and maintain road name signs. Read more...Senate Introduced Bill
SB 931 - Sen Hansen (R-Oceana) - 4/11/2018Would amend the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA) by modifying the allowable expenditures in the Natural Resources Trust Fund and the State Parks Endowment Fund. Read more...As Passed by the SenateSupport
SB 932 - Sen. Hansen (R-Oceana) - 4/11/2018Would amend NREPA by modifying allowable expenditures from the Natural Resources Trust Fund and the State Parks Endowment Fund. Read more...As Passed by the SenateSupport
SB 944 - Sen. Bieda (D-Warren) - 4/17/2018Would amend Act 51 by modifying the calculation of highway, road and street mileage based on lane miles. Read more...Senate Introduced Bill
SB 945 - Sen. Bieda (D-Warren) - 4/17/2018Would amend Act 51 by allocating revenue from increased vehicle registration fees to be “earmarked” for roads in the county where the registrant lives. Read more...Senate Introduced BillSupport
HB 5766 - Rep. Cole (R-Antrim) - 4/0/2018Would the MVC by allowing the use of amber lights on vehicles performing snow removal services during movement between jobs and allows for operation of certain vehicles with snow plow blades up to 10 feet wide during operation periods. Read more...Public Act 342Opposition
HB 5815 - Rep. Love (D-Detroit) - 4/17/2018Would amend Act 51 by requiring MDOT to publish an access website of reported potholes on the state trunkline highway system. Read more...House Introduced Bill
HB 5816 - Rep. Green, (D-Macomb) - 4/17/2018Would amend the Governmental Liability for Negligence statute by modifying the notice of highway defects requirements for potholes. Read more...House Introduced BillStrong opposition
HB 5817 - Rep. Calmilleri (D-Wayne) - 4/17/2018Would amend Revised Judicature Act of 1961 by allowing a state administrative board to consider claims for pothole damage up to $5,000 against the State of Michigan. Read more...House Introduced BillStrong opposition
HB 5831 - Rep. Camilleri (D-Wayne) - 4/18/2018Would amend the TEDF statute by creating a new eligible Mi-Train account and shifting $13 million from the Category A program into the Mi-Train account, beginning FY 2019. Read more...House Introduced BillOppoisition
HB 5832 - Rep. Camilleri (D-Wayne) - 4/18/2018Would amend Act 51 by providing for the allocation of TEDF Category A funds to the MI-TRAIN account within the state trunk line fund. Read more...House Introduced Bill
HB 5833 - Rep. Camilleri (D-Wayne) - 4/18/2018Would amend the MVC by depositing a portion of revenue from increases in vehicle registration fees into the MI-TRAIN account. Read more...House Introduced BillOpposition
HB 5899 - Rep. Lilly (R-Ottawa) - 4/26/2018Would amend Act 51 by requiring unexpended maintenance fund balances at close of fiscal year to be expended no later than three months after close of the fiscal year. Read more...House Introduced BillStrong support
HB 5932 - Rep. Yaroch (R-Macomb - 5/3/2018Would amend the Income Tax Act by accelerating the income tax earmark to the Michigan Transportation Fund (MT). The bill would increase the first year (FY 2019) allocation of income tax revenue from $150 to $475 million and beginning in FY 2020, and thereafter, $600 million would be allocated to the three road groups (MDOT, county road agencies, municipalities). Read more...House Introduced BillSupport
SB 995 - Sen. Green (R-Tuscola) - 5/15/2018Would amend Act 51 by clarifying language on membership and duties of the Local Wetland Mitigation Board. This is a CRA Legislative Priority. Read more...As Passed by the Senate
HB 5945 - Rep. Lasinski (D- Washtenaw) - 5/8/2018Would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code by prohibiting an ordinance or resolution from stopping the operation on designated highways used to transport agricultural products, farm machinery, farm supplies, or a combination of these items, to or from a farm or as necessary for agricultural production. Read more...As Passed by the HouseStrong opposition
HB 6013 - Rep. Hernandez (R-St. Clair) - 5/16/2018Would amend Act 51 by creating the Michigan Innovation Transportation Board within the Surface Transportation Fund (STF). The intent of the board is to consider and fund ($5 million annually off-the-top and $10 million from the STF) alternative material and construction methods to maintain and preserve Michigan’s highways, roads, streets and bridges. The board is created and shall consist of 11 members from state and local government and various road building industries. This bill is tie-barred to HB 6014 and HB 6015. Read more...As Passed by the HouseSupport
HB 6014 - Rep. Sheppard (R-Monroe) - 5/16/2018Would amend Act 51 by creating the Michigan Innovation Transportation Board within the Surface Transportation Fund (STF). This bill is tie-barred to HB 6013 and HB 6015. Read more...As Passed by the HouseSupport
HB 6015 - Rep. Noble (R-Wayne) - 5/16/2018Would amend Act 51 by creating the Michigan Innovation Transportation Board within the Surface Transportation Fund (STF). This bill is tie-barred to HB 6013 and HB 6014. Read more...As Passed by the HouseSupport
HB 6073 - Rep. Kosowski (D-Westland) - 5/24/2018Would increase traffic fines for overweight and oversized vehicles and makes other revisions. Under HB 6073, half of certain civil fines related to overweight vehicles would be distributed to the Michigan Transportation Fund. Read more...House Introduced BillSupport
HB 6088 - Rep. Howell (R-Lapeer) - 5/29/2018Would amend the Revised Municipal Finance Act by exempting loans made by that State Infrastructure Bank from the definition of municipal security. Read more...As Passed by the HouseSupport
HB 6116 - Rep. Kosowski (D-Wayne) - 6/6/2018Would amend Act 51 by creating an advisory board to oversee Mi-Train account. The board includes two seats for members of CRA. Read more...House Introduced Bill
SB 1050 - Sen. Stamas (R-Midland) - 6/6/2018Would amend the Highways Obstructions and Encroachments statute by expanding the use of highway by public utilities to include broadband companies. Read more...As Passed by the Senate
HB 6308 - Rep. Neely (D-Genesee) - 9/5/2018Would amend the County Board of Commissioners statute, by allowing a county board of commissioners to loan funds to a municipality within its jurisdiction for the purposes of funding a road construction project approved by a millage. The loan cannot exceed 12 years. Read more...Read more...House Introduced BillSupport
HB 6358 - Rep. Chang (D-Detroit) - 9/25/2018Would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code by adding multiple factors, such as schools, parks, recreation centers and number of children in the surrounding community when considering speed studies on gravel roads. This information will also be made available to the public. Read more...Read more...House Introduced Bill
HB 6374-6377 - Rep. Victory (R-Ottawa) - Would amend the Drain Code of 1956, by incorporating suggestions made by the Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners (MACDC), to update the statute and create consistency in the process for county and intercounty drains. Read more...House Introduced Bill
HB 6384 - Rep Victory (R-Ottawa) - 9/27/2018Would amend the Governmental Liability for Negligence statute by removing county road commissions from any governmental tort liability. Read more...Read more...House Introduced BillStrong support
HB 6402 - Rep. Hughes (R-Muskegon) - 9/27/2018Would amend the Drain Code of 1956 by enacting new rules to the drain code, including court assignment (Circuit not Probate), financial reports, extending the number day to file a complaint from 10 to 20 days and allows the Circuit Court to assign a 3-person review panel to determine any unfair assessment complaints. Read more...House Introduced BillSupport
HB 6426 - Rep. Victory (R-Ottawa) - 10/3/2018Would amend the County Road Law by clarifying that actions against county road agencies for highway defects are subject to Governmental Liability for Negligence statute, PA 170 of 1964. This bill needs some clarification in that it points back to a statute that would no longer reference county road commissions if HB 6384 were to pass. Read more...House Introduced BillStrong support
HB 6445 - Rep. Yaroch (R-Richmond) - 10/4/2018Would amend the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) Act by allowing $60 million of the MSF (Indian Gaming Compact Receipts and other sources) to be appropriated to the Michigan Transportation Fund. Read more...House Introduced BillSupport
SB 1031 - Sen. Proos (R-St. Joseph) - 5/29/2018Would amend the General Property Tax Act by providing a property tax exemption for qualified utility personal property from the collection of taxes under the Act. Read more...Senate Introduced BillStrong opposition
SB 1116 - Sen. Hansen (R-Hart) - 9/5/2018Would amend the Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) by establishing a new $3 million annual Category B grant program (Local Road Improvement Grant) along with the program criteria. The $3 million would be a permanent annual transfer from the Category A program. The program, to be managed by MDOT, would issue grants of not more $100,000 to a city or village with a population of less than 10,000 for reconstruction, replacement, rehabilitation and capital prevention maintenance. Read more...As Passed by the SenateStrong opposition
HB 6518 - Rep. Albert (R-Lowell) - 11/27/2018Would establish a grant program for county road commission retirement plans. No state funding was identified for the program. Read more...House Introduced Bill
HB 6519 - Rep. Albert (R-Lowell) - 11/27/2018Would provide for use of county road millage funds for funding the unfunded actuarial accrued liability of a retirement system of a county road commission. Read more...House Introduced Bill