House Legislation 2017-2018

House Bill 4169 of 2017 - Amends section 503 of the Michigan Liquor Control Code of 1998, PA 58, to exempt an outstanding license issued before March 1, 2017, from a requirement that the Michigan Liquor Control Commission deny a license to sell alcoholic beverages at retail or to transfer an existing license if the proposed location is within 500 feet of a church or school; and permit the Commission to waive the requirement for all classes of licenses. 
PA 66 of 2017

House Bill 4170 of 2017 - Amends Section 20919 of the Public Health Code of 1978, PA 368, to establish a POST form available to patients throughout the State as an advance care planning tool.  House Bill 4170 directs the Department of Health and Human Services to establish an ad hoc advisory committee to determine the content of the POST form, promulgatge rules, and establish a follow up committee within three years.  The bill prohibits a health agency or facility from mandating a POST form for patients and establishes if a medical control authority participates with POST forms they must establish written protocols for complyinig with the requirement in accordance with DHHS procedures. (Tie-barred with House Bills 4171, 4173 and 4174)
PA 154 of 2017

House Bill 4171 of 2017 - Amends the Estates and Protected Individuals Code of 1998, PA 386, to recognize any provisions of a POST form established by HB 4170 in Section 5674 of the Michigan Public Health Code.  This will allow a guardian to excecute, reaffirm, and revoke a POST form for a ward provided they visit and consult with the ward and attending physician within 14 days of executing the orders annually for reaffirming. (Tie-barred with House Bill 4170)
PA 155 of 2017

House Bill 4173 - Amends the Adult Foster Care Facility Licensing Act of 1979, PA 218, to recognize any provisions of a POST form established by House Bill 4170 in Section 5674 of the Michigan Public Health Code.  House Bill 4173 will require an adult foster care facility to comply with a POST form and if unable or unwilling to do so, make every reasonable effort to refer or transfer the patient to another adult foster care facility.
PA 156 of 2017
 

House Bill 4305 of 2017 - Amends the Uniform Securities Act of 2008, PA 551, to incorporate the October 2016 regulatory changes made by the SEC into the Michigan Invests Locally Exemption (MILE) of Section 202a of the Act.  The most notable changes are loosening requirements of business entities to establish residency in Michigabn for purposes of qualifying for exemption under Rule 147/147A, and the ability to "offer" securities to non-Michigan residents, so long as sales are only made to Michigan residents.  The second change is intended to make the use of a website for offers and sales less restrictive for issuers of securities.
PA 141 of 2017

House Bill 4556 of 2017 - Amends Section 14f of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1927, PA 175, to provide that the illegal sale, delivery, or importation of beer or wine would be a Class F felony against the public order with a maximum term of imprisonment of 4 years. (Tie-barred with House Bill 4557)
PA 86 of 2017

House Bill 4557 of 2017 - Amends Section 909 of the Liquor Control Code of 1998, PA 58, to specify civil and criminal penalties or sanctions for a person, whether or not a licensee, for the illegal sale, delivery, or importation of beer or wine.
PA 87 of 2017

House Bill 4558 of 2017 - Creates a new Section 610b of the Liquor Control Code of 1998, PA 58, to allow the installation of temporary bin displays of beer, wine, and spirits on the premises of a retailer that is licensed for off-premises sales only under certain condations.
PA 83 of 2017

House Bill 4559 of 2017 - Amends Section 1025 of the Liquor Control Code of 1998, PA 58, to include that the prohibition of giving away alcoholic liquor in connection with a vendor's business does not apply to certain events previously authorized under other Sections of the Code.
PA 88 of 2017

House Bill 4654 of 2017 - Amends the Skilled Trades Regulation Act of 2016, PA 407, to make exceptions to permitting requirements for the installation, maintenance, replacement, or servicing of electrical wiring, equipment, or devices associated with a business monitoring system and defines "business monitoring system".  Local ordinance also could not require a provider to procure a permit to install, maintain, replace, or service any electrical writing, equipment or devices associated with a business home monitoring system.
PA 125 of 2017

House Bill 4655 of 2017 - Amends Section 28a of the Single State Construction Code Act of 1972, Act 230, to make exceptions to permitting requirements for the installation, maintenance, replacement, or servicing of electrical wirting, equipment, or devices associated with a business monitoring system. 
PA 126 of 2017

House Bill 4408 of 2017 - Amends Sections 16221 and 16226 and adds sections 7303b and 7303c to the Public Health Code of 1978, Act 368 requiring prescribers of controlled substances containing opioids to provide patients with certain information and obtain an acknowledgement of that information prior to prescribing. 
PA 246 of 2017

House Bill 4406 of 2017 - Amends the Public Health Code of 1978, Act 368, to require the Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission to develop recommendations for instruction on the dangers of opioid abuse and the prescription drug epidemic and make those recommendations available to the Michigan Department of Education.
PA 254 of 2017  

House Bill 4411 of 2017 - Amends Section 509 of the Michigan Liquor Control Code of 1998, PA 1998, PA 58, to reduce the population threshold to obtain a municipal civic center or civic auditorium license from not less than 9,500 to not less than 5,500.
PA 37 of 2018

House Bill 5144 of 2017 - Amends the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2016, PA 281, to update certain procedures.  It adds protections for CPAs and financial institutions working with licensees while streamlining the process for municipalities to authorize marihuana facilities.  Clarifies permissible transfers between licensees and when the use of secure transporters is requried.  Authorizes a safety compliance facility to collect a random sample of marihuana at a marihuana facility of a grower, processor, or provisioning center for testing without using a secure transporter. 
PA 10 of 2018

House Bill 5175 of 2017 - Amends Section 537 of the Michigan Liquor Control Code of 1998, PA 58, to allow all licensed businesses that hold a specialty designated merchant licnese (authorizes the sale of beer and wine for off premises consumption) to fill and sell growlers with beer for consumption off the licensed premises under certain conditions. 
PA 40 of 2018

House Bill 5236 of 2017 - Amends several sections under the Occupational Code of 1980, PA 299.  Defines terms, allows for non-Michigan-licensed CPA firms to perform certain work in Michigan, and adds greater specificity as to continuing education requirements for licensed CPAs.
PA 81 of 2018

House Bill 5678 of 2018 - Amends the Public Health Code of 1978, PA 368, by pushing back the date by which a bona fide prescriber-patient relationship is requried to prescribe controlled substances.
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