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 10, Sen. Wojno (D-Macomb), 1/15/2019Would amend Act 51 by mandating MDOT warranty any road pavement project over $2 million. Read more...Senate introduced bill
SB 27, Sen. Lucido (R-Macomb), 1/16/2019Would amend Act 51 by allocating vehicle registration fees to the county road commission of the county in which a registrant resides. Read more...Senate introduced bill
SB 28, Sen. Lucido (R-Macomb), 1/16/2019Would amend the Motor Fuel Tax by shifting the deposit of fuel tax revenue collected from the Michigan Transportation Fund (a.k.a., Act 51) to the county in which fuel is pumped. Read more...Senate introduced bill
SB 33, Sen. Victory (R-Ottawa), 1/16/2019Would amend the Governmental Liability for Negligence statute by clarifying that the Governmental Tort Liability Act applies to county road commissions. Read more...Senate introduced bill
SB 34, Sen. Victory (R-Ottawa), 1/16/2019Would amend the County Road Law by clarifying that county road commissions are subject to the Government Governmental Liability for Negligence statute. Read more... Senate introduced bill
HB 4062, Rep. Yaroch (D-Macomb), 1/17/2019Would amend Act 51 by modifying a key eliminate used in distributing Act 51 revenues to county road agencies. It would eliminate straight miles and insert actual lane miles, along with vehicles registered in a county and county population, when determining the county distribution. Read more... House introduced bill
HB 4072, Rep. Hope (D-Holt), 1/23/2019Would prohibit use of flowback water from hydraulic fracturing process on dirt roads as a dust suppression tool. Read more...House introduced bill
SB 61, Sen. Victory (R-Georgetown Township), 1/24/2019Would make changes to Michigan Vehicle Code to set up a procedure for establishing certain roadway speed limits. Read more...Senate introduced bill
HB 4120, Rep. Markkanen (R-Houghton), 2/5/2019Would amend the County Road Law by extending, from 15 to 30 years, the repayment terms to contracts or agreements for the purchase of real or personal property for public use. This is a CRA legislative priority. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4125, Rep. Van Singel (R-Newaygo), 2/5/2019Would amend the Income Tax Act by modifying the earmark for School Aid Fund and Michigan Transportation Fund and eliminates earmark for Renew Michigan Fund. These changes do not affect the original allocations amounts of $150, $325 and finally $600 million in FY 2021 to the MTF. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4181, Rep. Manoogian (R-Oakland), 2/13/2019Would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code (MVC) by enhancing penalties for operating a vehicle while sending or receiving a message on an electronic wireless device. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4198, Rep. Cole (R-Antrim), 2/13/2019Would amend the MVC by expanding the prohibition of electronic communication while operating a motor vehicle and prohibits use of a cellular telephone by a minor while operating a vehicle. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4199, Rep. Sheppard (R-Monroe), 2/13/2019Would amend the MVC by increasing penalties for operating a vehicle while sending, receiving or reading a message on a wireless device. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4246, Rep. Maddock (R-Milford), 2/26/2019Zero budget bill for FY 2019-20 Department of Transportation budget. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4253, Rep. Lasinski (D-Washtenaw), 2/26/2019Would amend the Management and Budget Act by giving preference to Michigan-based companies for State of Michigan contracts. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4263, Rep. Yaroch (R-Richmond), 2/26/2019Would accelerate the Income Tax threshold as it relates to the mandatory transfer of this revenue to the Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF - $150, $325 and $600 million), however, that threshold change does not increase or decrease those annual transfers to the MTF. Read more...House introduced bill
SB 149, Sen. Schmidt (R-Traverse City), 2/28/2019Zero budget bill for FY 2019-20 Department of Transportation budget. Read more...Senate introduced bill
HB 4405, Rep. Calley (R-Ionia), 3/19/2019Would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code by earmarking vehicle registration late fees ($10) into the Michigan Transportation Fund. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4410, Rep. Eisen (R-St. Clair), 3/21/2019Would amend Act 51 by making it optional, not mandatory, that a county road agency spend 1 percent of its annual Michigan Transportation Fund revenue on non-motorized transportation services. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4447, Rep. Albert (R-Lowell), 4/11/2019Would amend the Protecting Local Government Retirement and Benefits Act by creating the Local Unit Recovery Status Fund. The fund would issue grants to county road commissions to assist them with their health and retirement underfunded pensions. No funding source has been identified for this program. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4448, Rep. Howell (R-North Branch), 4/11/2019Would amend the County Road Law by allowing a county road commission to levy a county road millage to cover unfunded accrued retirement liabilities. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4537, Rep. Lower (R-Montcalm), 5/1/2019Would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code by establishing a flat fee for passenger vehicle registration. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4673, Rep. Sheppard (D-Temperance), 5/24/2019Would provide funding for innovative transportation grant fund. Read more...House introduced bill
HB 4674, Rep. Afendoulis (R-Grand Rapids Township), 5/24/2019Would create innovative transportation grant fund. Read more...House introduced bill
SB 364, Sen. Zorn (R-Ida), 6/5/2019Would create a Local Grade Separation Fund and grant program. Read more...Senate introduced bill
HB 4716, Rep. Elder (D-Bay), 6/12/2019Would allow use of organic additives to control ice on public roads. Read more...House introduced bill

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