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David Knezek

Democratic — Representative — District 11
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  • 2013-2014

David Knezek represents House District 11 in the Michigan House, is a member of two committees, and is the primary sponsor of 305 bills.

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News and Blog Coverage

Capitol Update for the Week of Sept. 29, 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 ...

Rep. Knezek Requests State of Emergency for SE Michigan

LANSING � State Representative David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights) has called on Governor Rick Snyder today to declare a state of emergency in Michigan after torrential rainfall yesterday that flooded much of the region. �After Wayne County and surrounding areas received torrential rainfall yesterday, many of my communities remain underwater this ...

Rep. Knezek, Sen. Ananich Call on Congress to Protect Women’s Health Care Options

LANSING — State Representative David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights) and state Senator Jim Ananich (D-Flint) have introduced resolutions in the Michigan House and Senate calling on Congress to act to protect employeesâ�� access to health care. The resolutions ask congressional leaders to pass the Protect Womenâ��s Health From Corporate Interference Act ...

Knezek Bill Would Re-Establish Sentencing Guidelines Commission

LANSING — State Representative David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights) introduced House Bill 5692 today, legislation that reinstates a sentencing commission responsible for proposing reforms to the Legislature on the guidelines used by judges when determining prison sentences for criminals. â��Michigan spends more than $5 million each day on corrections; thatâ��s over ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • HB 5861

    Appropriations; supplemental; year-round school district pilot program; create, and provide funding from the Michigan strategic fund. Creates appropriation act.

  • HB 5859

    Natural resources; sand dunes; permits; place burden of proof on applicant, and allow local ordinances to be more protective than state law. Amends secs. 35301, 35302, 35304, 35308, 35312, 35313, 35316, 35317 & 35321 of 1994 PA 451 (MCL 324.35301 et seq.) & repeals sec. 35311a of 1994 PA 451 (MCL 324.35311a.

  • HB 5858

    Insurance; health; abortion coverage; require insurers and health maintenance organizations to offer through optional rider. Amends 1956 PA 218 (MCL 500.100 - 500.8302) by adding sec. 3406t.

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  • HB 5857

    Civil rights; sex discrimination and harassment; ethnic intimidation; expand to include intimidation or hate crimes based on age, physical disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression. Amends sec. 147b of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.147b).

  • HB 5845

    School aid; foundation allowance; per pupil allocation for cyber schools; reduce by 2/3 beginning in 2014-2015. Amends sec. 20 of 1979 PA 94 (MCL 388.1620).

  • HB 5843

    Legislature; other; distribution of state flags to eligible legislators' survivors; allow. Creates new act.

Recent Votes

HB 5419

passed; given immediate effect Roll Call # 497 Yeas 91 Nays 17

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 9184.0
•••No: 1715.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 5412

passed by 2/3 vote; given immediate effect Roll Call # 501 Yeas 108 Nays 1

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 10899.0
•••No: 10.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 5444

passed; given immediate effect Roll Call # 503 Yeas 108 Nays 1

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 10899.0
•••No: 10.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 857

passed; given immediate effect Roll Call # 504 Yeas 108 Nays 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 108100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 5097

passed; given immediate effect Roll Call # 500 Yeas 97 Nays 12

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 9788.0
•••No: 1211.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 5798

passed; given immediate effect Roll Call # 498 Yeas 103 Nays 6

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 10394.0
•••No: 65.0
•••Other: 00.0
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