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Jim Townsend

Democratic — Representative — District 26
Available Terms:
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014

Jim Townsend represents House District 26 in the Michigan House, is a member of four committees, and is the primary sponsor of 441 bills.

2010 123380.0
2012 111995.05

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

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News and Blog Coverage

Capitol Recap for the Week of Dec. 1, 2014

In order to keep you and your neighbors better informed about the legislation we discuss, I am posting the agenda for any scheduled committee meetings at the beginning of the week and an update with any votes that were taken that week in committee or on the House floor. I ...

Capitol Update for the Week of Dec. 1, 2014

In order to help make our state government more transparent and accessible to my constituents, each week that there is session I am going to post to my website a synopsis of the work each House committee will do for the week. This will include the time and location for ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • HB 5971

    Labor; sexual harassment; confidentiality of sexual harassment victim's identity; require. Amends sec. 602 of 1976 PA 453 (MCL 37.2602).

  • HB 5973

    Civil procedure; statute of limitations; sexual harassment tort claims; increase statute of limitations. Amends sec. 5805 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.5805).

  • HB 5972

    Labor; sexual harassment; time limits for filing a sexual harassment complaint with the Michigan department of civil rights; establish minimum filing period. Amends sec. 601 of 1976 PA 453 (MCL 37.2601).

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  • HB 5902

    Environmental protection; water pollution; incentives for development of green infrastructure relating to storm water management systems; provide for. Amends secs. 5301 & 5303 of 1994 PA 451 (MCL 324.5301 & 324.5303).

  • HJR QQ

    Transportation; funds; percentage of all transportation funds; require 10% to be used for comprehensive transportation purposes. Amends sec. 9, art. IX of the state constitution.

  • HB 5883

    Transportation; funds; use of public funds for lane expansion on certain highways; prohibit. Amends 1951 PA 51 (MCL 247.651 - 247.675) by adding sec. 10q.

Recent Votes

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HB 5560

passed; given immediate effect Roll Call # 610 Yeas 62 Nays 47

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 6256.0
•••No: 4743.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 4927

passed; given immediate effect Roll Call # 616 Yeas 60 Nays 49

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 6055.0
•••No: 4944.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 5958

passed; given immediate effect Roll Call # 615 Yeas 59 Nays 50

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 5954.0
•••No: 5045.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 5095

passed Roll Call # 635 Yeas 83 Nays 27

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 8375.0
•••No: 2724.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 113

passed Roll Call # 619 Yeas 93 Nays 16

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 9385.0
•••No: 1614.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 1103

passed; given immediate effect Roll Call # 637 Yeas 73 Nays 37

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 7366.0
•••No: 3733.0
•••Other: 00.0
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Sources

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