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Joseph Graves

Republican — Representative — District 51
Available Terms:
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Joseph Graves represents House District 51 in the Michigan House, is a member of four committees, and is the primary sponsor of 316 bills.

2012 83226.21

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

  • Capitol Office:

    S0985 Anderson House Office Building
    124 North Capitol Avenue
    Lansing, MI 48933
    Phone: 5173731780



News and Blog Coverage

Capitol Recap for the Week of May 19, 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 May 19, 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

  • SCR 16

    A concurrent resolution of tribute offered as a memorial for Harry T. Gast, former member of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

  • HB 4912

    Animals; dogs; service dogs for veterans; provide grant program. Creates new act.

  • HB 4913

    Animals; dogs; dog license application; allow for a voluntary $10.00 contribution and earmark revenue to the veterans service dog fund. Amends sec. 6 of 1919 PA 339 (MCL 287.266). TIE BAR WITH: HB 4912'15

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  • HR 157

    A resolution to declare October 2, 2015, as Michigan Manufacturers Day in the state of Michigan.

  • HR 154

    A resolution to encourage the President and Congress of the United States and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget to support plans to upgrade the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and approve the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' request to fund preparation of an Economic Reevaluation Report.

  • HB 4901

    Businesses; franchises; employer responsibilities for employees; allocate between franchisor and franchisee. Amends 1974 PA 269 (MCL 445.1501 - 445.1546) by adding sec. 4b.

Recent Votes

HB 4636

passed; given immediate effect Roll Call # 326 Yeas 71 Nays 34

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 7167.0
•••No: 3432.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 4463

Senate amendment(s) concurred in Roll Call # 325 Yeas 85 Nays 21

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 8580.0
•••No: 2119.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 64

passed Roll Call # 324 Yeas 69 Nays 37

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 6965.0
•••No: 3734.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 134

Roll Call # 323 Yeas 104 Nays 2

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 10498.0
•••No: 21.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 468

passed; given immediate effect Roll Call # 322 Yeas 104 Nays 1

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 10499.0
•••No: 10.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 4663

passed; given immediate effect Roll Call # 316 Yeas 104 Nays 1

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 10499.0
•••No: 10.0
•••Other: 00.0
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