MICHIGAN: ACTION NEEDED NOW AGAINST HOUSE BILL 5229

Last December we celebrated that Tax Payers had Won! However, we warned it would be a short-lived “victory” and that lawmakers were sure to push this huge tax increase again.  Well it didn’t take long.  They ARE at it again!

WE NEED ALL HANDS ON DECK TO STOP THIS!  NOW!

Want to Pay $500 or more in New Taxes?
Now that we have your attention, please read to see how you can stop this HUGE tax increase!

Please share this email [send page link or copy/paste in email] with other like-minded people (who wants taxes for transit?)!

Your legislators are trying to raise your taxes to fund the RTA (regional transit authority).

Yes, you read that right. Even Republican lawmakers are voting to increase your taxes!

Voters in Macomb and Oakland counties opposed higher property taxes for mass transit in 2016 and then again 2018.

But big-government, tax crazed interests are at it again.
Big corporate lobbyists want state lawmakers to get $billions in new property taxes—on your house— for the Regional Transit Authority with House Bill 5229.

House Bill 5229 would allow a Regional Transit Authority to have taxing powers that go around the Headlee property tax caps.  This  Authoroity will allow local taxing units to enter into unlimited loan/bonds without constraints.

How much will this cost you?

Take the market value of your home, divide it in half, and then multiple that number by .005.  So for every $200,000 your house is worth, you can expect an increase of about $1000.   Now do the math on your house.

This could push seniors out of their homes!
New home buyers?  Pay even more in taxes and do so FOREVER.

And for what purpose?  All these new taxes will do is fund more empty buses that you most likely will NEVER use and most likely never even see.

Lawmakers could vote on HR 5229 as early as this week!  

Public hearings? Nope.  Public input? Nope.

Contact your legislators NOW!

Call the House Speaker Lee Chatfield and tell him NO to HB5229: 517-373-2629

Tell him what this will do to your taxes.
Tell him you can’t afford more property taxes.
Tell him it is wrong to remove protections of the Headlee Amendment.
Tell him to stand up against the lobbyists and stand with the taxpayers.

Also Call:
Jason Wentworth Speaker Pro Tempore 517-373-8962
Triston Cole majority Floor Leader 517 373-0829
Call these two state representatives on the Committee for Transportation:

Lynn Afendoulis 517 373-0218 and Beth Griffin 517 373-0839 and/or email them.

LynnAfendoulis@house.mi.gov    BethGriffin@house.mi.gov

If you’re in Oakland County, attend County Executive David Coulter’s Town Hall January 15th at the White Lake Library at 10:30 AM.  The purpose of the Town Hall is to rally your support to increase your taxes!  We encourage you to attend and tell him how unhappy you are with his new tax proposal!

Let your friends and family know! Please share and ask them to share. 

Let’s blow up the Lansing phones.

They could vote on this as early as Tuesday!

One more thing.  Some may say this does not affect them.  WRONG.  If HR 5229 passes, mass transit is only the beginning.  Under the bill taxes can and will increase using a taxing authority for every problem/project the spend happy elites envision.  Authorities could be used to fund pension shortfalls, more bike trails, environmental clean ups, climate change, blah, blah  etc…..etc….etc….

Help stop this boondoggle! Or be taxed out of your home.

Looking out for you!

Your Michigan Conservative Coalition Team

500 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake, MI 48390

616-987-1124       MichiganConservativeCoalition@gmail.com   www.MichiganConservativeCoalition.com

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HB 4011 – Time Change

—–Original Message—–

From: Grey Beard Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 10:26 PM

To: Rep. Aaron Miller (District 59) <AaronMiller@house.mi.gov>

Subject: HB 4011

Representative Miller,

Do every thing you can to get  ‘HB 4011’ passed and fix it so they don’t change it again!!!

It’s a hard ship for young children and causes medical trauma for old folks having to tamper with the clock twice every year.

Grey Beard [family name removed for privacy]

Jones Michigan [49061] 

‘A Renegade In The Wilderness’ For Reply  Continue reading

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Michigan House Votes to make English Official State Language

Michigan House votes to make English official state language

By – Associated Press – Thursday, February 22, 2018
LANSING, Mich. — House lawmakers want to make English the official language of Michigan.

Republicans led the way in passing a bill Thursday that would require its use in public records. State departments and local governments still could publish documents in other languages.

Rep. Tom Barrett, a Republican from Potterville, says Michigan is a diverse state. But he says diversity with “no shared values” drives people into their “own corners.” He and other supporters say the bill will encourage assimilation. [emphasis mine and I agree]

Rep. Vanessa Guerra voted no. The Saginaw Democrat says the bill could isolate people whose English skills are limited. Another critic, Rep. David LaGrand of Grand Rapids, says it’s a “dark moment” for the country if diversity is not embraced.

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Michigan House Passes Bill to Ban-Warrantless Federal Surveillance

Michigan House Passes Bill to Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance
Posted:Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:26:39 GMTPosted:2018-01-17T20:26:39Z

LANSING, Mich. (Jan. 17, 2018) – Today, the Michigan House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would ban “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs. This represents an essential step states need to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end its own spying. Continue reading

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Right to Carry Legislation introduced in Michigan – HB 4416-19

House Bill 4416-19   CONTACT CONGRESS IN SUPPORT OF THIS BILL

LANSING, MICH. — Legislation introduced today in the Michigan House of Representatives enables law-abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols without obtaining a government-issued permit.

The four-bill package is sponsored by Reps. Michele Hoitenga of Manton, Triston Cole of Mancelona, Sue Allor of Wolverine and Pamela Hornberger of Chesterfield Township.

The legislation is a step toward reforming Michigan firearm law to stop law-abiding citizens from being punished for exercising their Second Amendment right to bear arms.

“Responsible people shouldn’t have to obtain a special permit from the government to exercise a right that is guaranteed in both the U.S. and state constitutions,” Hoitenga said. “Other states have recently passed full constitutional carry laws, and I plead to my colleagues and our governor to pass this common-sense package that will allow law abiding women, like myself, to protect ourselves and our families without jumping through bureaucratic hoops. Criminals don’t complete the permitting process before they commit a crime, and it’s time we level the playing field for lawful people who want nothing more than to protect their families.”

Under current law, Allor said a person without a concealed pistol license could be legally carrying a gun openly on his or her hip and merely putting on a coat makes them in violation of the law.

“Simply put, that is nonsense. Whether or not a gun is concealed should have absolutely no impact on one’s right to defend them self,” Allor said. “Responsible gun owners shouldn’t have to obtain permits before they’re allowed to wear jackets over their guns while hiking, or exploring the great outdoors.”

Cole said people would still have to pass a background check when purchasing a handgun, and anyone currently prohibited from carrying a firearm will not legally be able to carry a concealed firearm if these bills are enacted.

“This is common-sense legislation that gives legal gun owners more freedom to carry their firearms,” Cole said. “These bills have absolutely no impact on the protections already in place to prevent criminals from purchasing handguns.”

Hornberger said the state would continue issuing concealed carry permits; this legislation simply eliminates the requirement to obtain a license to carry in Michigan. The current permitting structure will remain in place to allow Michigan CPL holders to continue to carry in states that recognize Michigan’s permit. In addition, a CPL will continue to allow people to carry openly in certain restricted zones.

“People deserve to have the rights our Founding Fathers laid out for us in the U.S. Constitution, especially the right to bear arms,” Hornberger said. “The fees required by the current law amount to a tax that infringes on this fundamental right.”

The legislation was developed with input from the recently formed Second Amendment Caucus, co-chaired by Hoitenga, Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake and Rep. Scott Dianda of Calumet.

House Bills 4416-19 are expected to be referred to the House Judiciary Committee this afternoon.

Source link: https://abc10up.com/2017/03/28/right-carry-legislation-introduced-michigan-house-representatives/

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2016 House Bill 6097: Make Green Party pay entire cost of 2016 presidential recount

2016 House Bill 6097: Make Green Party pay entire cost of 2016 presidential recount

Recieved by email today:

Now I have heard a federal judge has got involved. Why Michigan would let a federal judge get involved is nuts. The feds have no control over how Michigan pick its electors… a big waste of your money.

I also saw a house BILL was introduced to make Green Party pay for recount. I would love to see the Green Party have to pay but what ever happened to Art I sec 10 (ex post facto law)? This is just another move because the legislature has no clue to what the constitution says or a move to make the people feel like they are doing something…
House Bill 6097: Make Green Party pay entire cost of 2016 presidential recount

Reported in the House on December 6, 2016 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=173977

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H.R.1205 – American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2015

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1835 Original Seal for MichiganAMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY RESTORATION ACT OF 2015

Who knew about this?  According to the summary it passed the House, Senate, and the President signed it into law and it is to be enacted two years from its date if I read it correctly.  If this is true …it is huge…where was the media coverage?

Introduced in House (03/02/2015)

H.R. 1205 -American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2015

Repeals the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 and other specified related laws.

Directs the President to terminate U.S. membership in the United Nations (U.N.), including any organ, specialized agency, commission, or other formally affiliated body.

Requires closure of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.

Prohibits: (1) the authorization of funds for the U.S. assessed or voluntary contribution to the U.N., (2) the authorization of funds for any U.S. contribution to any U.N. military or peacekeeping operation, (3) the expenditure of funds to support the participation of U.S. Armed Forces as part of any U.N. military or peacekeeping operation, (4) U.S. Armed Forces from serving under U.N. command, and (5) diplomatic immunity for U.N. officers or employees.

Sponsor: Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3] (Introduced 03/02/2015)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: 03/02/2015 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  (All Actions)

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This bill has the status Introduced

Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  1. Introduced
  2. Passed House
  3. Passed Senate
  4. To President
  5. Became Law

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Action Alert: HB4847 – Restoring Constitution Right To Jury Trial

ACTION ALERT:  HOUSE BILL 4847 – RESTORING OUR CONSTITUTIONALLY-GUARANTEED RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL

Folks this is our chance to get this right restored without having a court battle. Please make those calls.
Greg

From: Rep. Gary Glenn (District 98) [mailto:GaryGlenn@house.mi.gov]
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:01 PM

Subject: Action Alert: House Bill 4847, Restoring Our Constitutionally-Guaranteed Right to a Jury Trial

Dear Friends,
The purpose for this email is to bring to your attention House Bill 4847, which would restore Michigan citizens’ constitutionally-guaranteed right to a jury trial, including on lawsuits filed against the state.

Specifically, HB 4847 would allow any citizen of Michigan to sue the state on any matter and demand a trial by jury in their district of residence.

As provided by our state constitution, Michigan residents already have a right to have any lawsuit brought by them to be heard by a jury of their peers. However, that right has not been upheld by the current system in which lawsuits against the state are currently heard by the Court of Claims, which provides no trial by jury.

HB 4847 would right this wrong and put in statute what is already in our state constitution.

I urge you to take action today by contacting the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, as well as all members on the committee, to ask them to allow HB 4847 to be taken up for a hearing and subsequent vote. This could be accomplished via a phone call as well as an email. The contact information for committee members are as follows:

Chairman Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Twp., District 39, klintkesto@house.mi.gov; 517-373-1799
Majority Vice-Chair Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Twp., District 36, PeterLucido@house.mi.gov; 517-373-0843
Rep. Kurt Heise, R-Plymouth, District 20, kurtheise@house.mi.gov; 517-373-3816
Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, District 97, joeljohnson@house.mi.gov; 517-373-8962
Rep. Martin Howrylak, R-Troy, District 41, martinhowrylak@house.mi.gov; 517-373-1783
Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, District 105, TristonCole@house.mi.gov; 517-373-0829
Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, District 44, JimRunestad@house.mi.gov; 517-373-2616
Minority Vice-Chair, Jeff Irwin, D-Ann Arbor, District 53, jeffirwin@house.mi.gov; 517-373-2577
Rep. Rose Mary C. Robinson, D-Detroit, District 4, rosemaryrobinson@house.mi.gov; 517-373-1008
Rep. Stephanie Chang, D-Detroit, District 6, StephanieChang@house.mi.gov; 517-373-0823
Rep. Vanessa Guerra, D-Saginaw, District 95, VanessaGuerra@house.mi.gov; 517-373-0152
I hope you will contact these legislators today. If they hear from you, they will know that HB 4847 is a bill that they need to act on immediately. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Gary Glenn
State Representative
98th District

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