While lawmakers take their annual Thanksgiving/hunting break until Dec. 3, the supplemental budget will remain unresolved. Depending on the dollars Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed when she signed the FY 2020 budget, certain groups are beginning to seriously feel the pinch. Under legislation recently signed into law by Gov. Whitmer, Michigan’s 17-year-olds would no longer be automatically charged and treated as adults for any criminal offense under the 18 “Raise the Age” bills. If legislation overturning the Natural Resources Commission deer baiting ban reaches the Governor's desk, her press secretary has confirmed the Governor will veto it. The House passed a package of legislation that would legalize sports betting and internet gaming that comes after Governor Rick Snyder vetoed similar legislation late last year. The Reproductive Health Act, a package of soon-to-be-introduced House Democrat-backed legislation, supported by Gov. Whitmer, would roll back all current restrictions on abortion in Michigan, including the statutory ban ruled inactive by the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruling in Roe v. Wade. The Attorney General’s office has filed a brief asking the Michigan Supreme Court to instantly bypass the Michigan Court of Appeals and vacate the Court of Claims preliminary injunction stopping the Governor’s ban on flavored vaping products. Gov. Whitmer has signed into law legislation reducing the tax implications of installing solar panels on roofs of homes and businesses. Business owners and homeowners installing solar panels on their roofs will no longer see an immediate property tax bump on their biannual bill. For more information on these and other legislative issues, please click here for the November 2019 Karoub Report.