Senate Bill 385, Repeal ticket scalping ban, restrict ticket resale websites: Passed 28 to 10 in the Senate

To repeal a state law that bans ticket “scalping” at sports and entertainment events, but prohibit the sale or use of software primarily designed to interfere with an event sponsor's internet ticket sale operation, or a website that is designed to ensure an equitable ticket allocation process. Among other things the bill adds restrictions that target operations that buy-up a substantial portion of the tickets for an event with the intent of manipulating the price.

35 Sen. Curt VanderWall R - Ludington N

Senate Bill 517, Require state to study converting some freeways to toll roads: Passed 31 to 7 in the Senate

To require the state Department of Transportation to contract for a study on the feasibility of charging tolls on some interstate freeways in Michigan, including revenue projections, optimal tolling rates, vehicle counts, traffic diversion and more. Also, to assert as "the intent of the legislature" that the state apply to the federal government for permission to convert some interstate freeways to toll roads.

35 Sen. Curt VanderWall R - Ludington Y

Senate Bill 515, Require road construction cost trend report: Passed 37 to 1 in the Senate

To require the state Department of Transportation to create or contract for a highway construction cost index to measure inflation in road and bridge projects with historical patterns and future projections, post it on the internet, and produce quarterly reports on the trends that the index makes visible.

35 Sen. Curt VanderWall R - Ludington Y

Senate Bill 714, Ease high water erosion control permit mandates: Passed 22 to 16 in the Senate

To revise restrictions on Great Lakes waterfront property owners when water levels are high, so as to allow temporary erosion control structures without having to undergo the process of trying to get a state permit, subject to notification requirements and using approved materials. The material would have to be removed or a permit acquired within 78 weeks.

35 Sen. Curt VanderWall R - Ludington Y

House Bill 4126, Require retail marijuana pregnancy warning labels: Passed 34 to 2 in the Senate

To impose a warning label requirement on producers and sellers of recreational marijuana that is focused on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Products would be required to have a label warning pregnant women that use may result in “fetal injury, preterm birth, low birth weight, or developmental problems for the child.” Retailers would have to give every buyer a pamphlet measuring 3.5 inches by 5 inches that includes safety information related to marijuana use by minors, and a poison control hotline number. House Bill 4127 was also passed to require the same for medical marijuana.

35 Sen. Curt VanderWall R - Ludington N

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