or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Key Votes

SB 238 - Department of State Police Funding - Key Vote

Michigan Key Votes

Stages

Family

Issues

Stage Details

Legislation - Vetoed (Line Item Veto) (Executive) -

Title: Department of State Police Funding

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (95-14) - (Key vote)

Title: 2007-2008 Department of State Police Budget

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that appropriates funds for the Department of State Police for fiscal year 2007-2008.

Highlights:
-$566.5 million in federal and state funds to the Department of State Police (Sec. 101). -$112 million in federal and state funds for emergency management programs (Sec. 109). -$26 million in federal and state funds to employ 220 forensic scientists (Sec. 107). -$20.6 million in state funds to local units of governments for law enforcement, including $13.9 million to the Secondary Road Patrol Program and $5.5 million in justice training grants (Sec. 201). -Prohibits state departments and agencies from hiring any new full-time civil service employees or filling any vacant full-time civil service position. The state budget director is permitted to grant exceptions to the hiring freeze (Sec. 205). -Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for the purchase of foreign goods and services when competitively priced American goods and services of comparable quality are available. Gives preference to Michigan businesses, especially those owned or operated by veterans, if the produced goods are competitively priced and of comparable quality (Sec. 209). -Restricts the use of state appropriated funds for the out-of-state travel of state employees (Sec. 223).
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (36-2) - (Key vote)

Title: 2007-2008 Department of State Police Budget

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that appropriates funds for the Department of State Police for fiscal year 2007-2008.

Highlights:
-$566.5 million in federal and state funds to the Department of State Police (Sec. 101). -$112 million in federal and state funds for emergency management programs (Sec. 109). -$26 million in federal and state funds to employ 220 forensic scientists (Sec. 107). -$20.6 million in state funds to local units of governments for law enforcement, including $13.9 million to the Secondary Road Patrol Program and $5.5 million in justice training grants (Sec. 201). -Prohibits state departments and agencies from hiring any new full-time civil service employees or filling any vacant full-time civil service position. The state budget director is permitted to grant exceptions to the hiring freeze (Sec. 205). -Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for the purchase of foreign goods and services when competitively priced American goods and services of comparable quality are available. Gives preference to Michigan businesses, especially those owned or operated by veterans, if the produced goods are competitively priced and of comparable quality (Sec. 209). -Restricts the use of state appropriated funds for the out-of-state travel of state employees (Sec. 223).
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (Senate) (1-36) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (66-40) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-17) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: 2007-2008 Department of State Police Budget

Sponsors

  • Valdemar 'Valde' Garcia (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
Back to top