Prisoners may vote, health boards may fire health officers among bills introduced in Michigan

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The following bills are among others that have been introduced in September in the Michigan Legislature. For a full list see legislature.mi.gov.

House Bill 5336: This bill would amend Michigan election law to allow incarcerated people to vote.  The person is considered to be a resident of the city or township of which they resided before confinement. The bill was introduced by Rep. Sarah Anthony. It has been referred to the Committee on Elections and Ethics. 

House Bill 5339: This bill would require emergency orders issued by the local health officer must be approved by a "local governing body" after 28 days. The bill was introduced by Rep. Ann Bollin. It has been referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

House Bill 5342: This bill would prohibit the Department or Natural Resources from enforcing or issuing a rule that would prohibit an individual from entering a body of water from state managed land because of temporary conditions of waves or currents. The bill was introduced by Rep. Luke Meerman. It has been referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation.

House Bill 5343: This bill would enter Michigan into an agreement with other states to give its electoral votes in the presidential election to the candidate who wins the popular vote. The bill was introduced by Rep. Matt Koleszar. It has been referred to the Committee on Government Operations. 

House Bill 5355: This bill would allow a local governing entity, the district board of health, to remove a local health officers from office by a majority vote. The bill was introduced by Rep. Steve Carra. It has been referred to the Committee on Local Government and Municipal Finance.

Senate Bill 0656: This bill would allow for machines that dispense alcoholic liquor directly to a customer at the on-site premises of a licensee. The bill was introduced by Senator Jim Runestad. It has been referred to the Committee on Regulatory Reform.