Thursday, February 28, 2008

More Big (brother) Government

HB 5543 - Creates a new act to allow local units of government to enact ordinances to require the fingerprinting of door-to-door solicitors, taxicab drivers and street vendors. Those fingerprints would then be transmitted by the local unit of government to the Michigan State Police for the purpose of conducting a criminal background check. The local unit of government can charge the applicant for the cost of processing the criminal background check.

This passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 88-18. I guess Republicans like big government, too.

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