Key Votes

2011 Michigan Key Votes

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12/14 MI SB618 Repeals Limit on Number of Charter Schools Bill Passed - House (58 - 49) 12/13 MI HB 4701 Amends the State Employee Retirement System Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 15) 12/08 MI HB 4770 Prohibits Public Employers from Providing Medical Benefits to Public Employees Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 45) 12/07 MI HB 4770 Prohibits Public Employers from Providing Medical Benefits to Public Employees Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 9) 12/01 MI SB 806 Reduces Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11) 11/10 MI HB 4326 Prohibits State Agencies from Adopting Rules Stricter than Federal Rules Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 48) 11/10 MI HB 4326 Prohibits State Agencies from Adopting Rules Stricter than Federal Rules Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11) 11/10 MI SB 693 Establishes MIHealth Marketplace Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12) 11/09 MI HB 4005 School Board Election Dates Concurrence Vote Passed - House (69 - 39) 11/03 MI HB 4005 School Board Election Dates Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14) 11/03 MI HB 4701 Amends the State Employee Retirement System Bill Passed - House (63 - 45) 11/02 MI HB 5002 Amends Workers' Compensation Law Bill Passed - House (59 - 49) 11/02 MI SB 291 Repeals Motorcycle Helmet Law Bill Passed - House (69 - 39) 11/02 MI SB 137 Bullying Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11) 10/27 MI SB 619 Cyber Schools Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18) 10/13 MI HB 4815 Exempts Incandescent Light Bulbs Made in Michigan from Congressional Authority Bill Passed - House (62 - 46) 9/28 MI SB 160 Bans Partial Birth/Late-Term Abortions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 9) 9/28 MI SB 160 Bans Partial Birth/Late-Term Abortions Bill Passed - House (75 - 34) 9/21 MI HB 4109 Banning Partial Birth/Late Term Abortions Bill Passed - House (75 - 33) 9/21 MI SB 160 Bans Partial Birth/Late-Term Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 8) 8/24 MI SB 348 1 Percent Tax on Paid Health Insurance Claims Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 7) 8/24 MI SB 348 1 Percent Tax on Paid Health Insurance Claims Bill Passed - House (65 - 42) 8/24 MI HB 4005 School Board Election Dates Bill Passed - House (72 - 36) 7/13 MI HB 4410 Amending the Jet Program of the Social Welfare Act Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 12) 7/13 MI HB 4409 Amending the Social Welfare Act Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 12) 6/30 MI HB 4628 Amends Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Teachers Concurrence Vote Passed - House (58 - 50) 6/30 MI HB 4625 Teacher Tenure Standards Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13) 6/30 MI SB 7 Employee Contribution to Health Care Benefits Bill Passed - House (56 - 52) 6/30 MI HB 4628 Amends Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Teachers Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18) 6/30 MI HB 4625 Teacher Tenure Standards Concurrence Vote Passed - House (66 - 42) 6/29 MI SB 498 Legislative Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 9) 6/29 MI HB 4780 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13) 6/28 MI SB 498 Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - House (65 - 42) 6/22 MI HB 4780 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (63 - 47) 5/26 MI HB 4325 Education Appropriations for 2011-2013 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 17) 5/26 MI HB 4325 Education Appropriations for 2011-2013 Conference Report Adopted - House (59 - 50) 5/26 MI HB 4526 2011-2012 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (23 - 15) 5/26 MI HB 4526 2011-2012 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (62 - 47) 5/18 MI SB 7 Employee Contribution to Health Care Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13) 5/12 MI HB 4361 Income Tax Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 52) 5/12 MI HB 4362 Business Tax Reduction Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 51) 5/12 MI HB 4479 Interstate Compact and Business Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 52) 5/12 MI HB 4479 Interstate Compact and Business Tax Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 9) 5/12 MI HB 4361 Income Tax Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 19) 5/12 MI HB 4362 Business Tax Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10) 5/12 MI HB 4480 Tax Exemption and Pension Bill Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 19) 5/12 MI HB 4483 State Tax on Retirement Distributions for Public Library Employees Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 19) 5/12 MI HB 4481 Public School Employees' Pension and Tax Exemption Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 19) 5/12 MI HB 4484 State Tax on Retirement Distributions for Judges and State Officials Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 19) 5/05 MI HB 4325 Education Appropriations for 2011-2013 Bill Passed - House (57 - 53) 4/28 MI HB 4481 Public School Employees' Pension and Tax Exemption Bill Passed - House (56 - 50) 4/28 MI HB 4483 State Tax on Retirement Distributions for Public Library Employees Bill Passed - House (56 - 53) 4/28 MI HB 4480 Tax Exemption and Pension Bill Bill Passed - House (56 - 52) 4/28 MI HB 4484 State Tax on Retirement Distributions for Judges and State Officials Bill Passed - House (57 - 52) 3/23 MI HB 4408 Employment Compensation Fund Concurrence Vote Passed - House (65 - 44) 3/23 MI HB 4408 Employment Compensation Fund Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 13) 3/15 MI HB 4214 Fiscal Accountability for Local Governments and School Districts Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12) 3/15 MI HB 4214 Fiscal Accountability for Local Governments and School Districts Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 48) 3/09 MI HB 4216 Local Governments Fiscal Accountability Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12) 3/09 MI SB 158 Collective Bargaining Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12) 2/24 MI HB 4214 Fiscal Accountability for Local Governments and School Districts Bill Passed - House (62 - 47) 2/23 MI HB 4216 Local Governments Fiscal Accountability Bill Passed - House (62 - 47)

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Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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