Key Votes

2007 Michigan Health and Health Care Key Votes

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12/05 MI HB 4163 Workplace Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (56 - 46) 10/30 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4344 2007-2008 Department of Community Health Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 3) 10/29 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4344 2007-2008 Department of Community Health Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (81 - 28) 10/29 MI H Sub for Sub SB 235 2007-2008 Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 3) 10/29 MI H Sub for Sub SB 235 2007-2008 Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (101 - 8) 10/24 MI Sub HB 5282 Independent Health Benefit Plans Bill Passed - House (89 - 17) 10/24 MI HB 5284 Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Michigan Insurance Regulation Bill Passed - House (84 - 22) 10/18 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4749 Motorcycle Helmet Law Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15) 10/11 MI Sub HB 4749 Motorcycle Helmet Law Bill Passed - House (69 - 39) 10/01 MI H Sub for Sub SB 547 Public School Employee Retirement Plan Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 17) 10/01 MI H Sub for Sub SB 547 Public School Employee Retirement Plan Bill Passed - House (56 - 53) 9/30 MI Sub SB 418 Public Employees Health Benefit Act Conference Report Adopted - House (56 - 53) 9/30 MI Sub SB 418 Public Employees Health Benefit Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 17) 9/27 MI Sub SB 374 Estate Recovery for Medicaid Recipients in Michigan Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 13) 9/26 MI Sub SB 374 Estate Recovery for Medicaid Recipients in Michigan Bill Passed - House (57 - 52) 9/04 MI Sub SB 418 Public Employees Health Benefit Act Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18) 6/26 MI Sub for SB 547 Public School Employee Retirement Plan Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 17) 6/20 MI Sub for SB 504 Agricultural Pollution Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17) 2/22 MI HB 4045 Retroactive Drug Manufacturer Liability Bill Passed - House (60 - 49) 2/22 MI HB 4044 Repealing Drug Company Liability Protection Bill Passed - House (70 - 39) 2/22 MI HB 4046 Pharmaceutical Company Liability Bill Passed - House (58 - 49)

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