Key Votes

2012 Michigan Key Votes

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12/14 MI HB 5711 Increases Requirements on Facilities that Provide Abortions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 10) 12/14 MI HB 5711 Increases Requirements on Facilities that Provide Abortions Concurrence Vote Passed - House (72 - 35) 12/14 MI SB 756 Prohibits Teens from Using Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - House (74 - 33) 12/13 MI SB 865 Authorizes Local Officials to Solve Fiscal Crisis Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 15) 12/13 MI SB 59 Expands Areas Where Concealed Weapons are Authorized Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 11) 12/13 MI SB 59 Expands Areas Where Concealed Weapons are Authorized Bill Passed - House (68 - 41) 12/12 MI SB 865 Authorizes Local Officials to Solve Fiscal Crisis Bill Passed - House (64 - 45) 12/11 MI HB 4003 Limits Labor Organization Activities: Public Entities Concurrence Vote Passed - House (58 - 51) 12/11 MI SB 116 Prohibits Employees from Being Required to Join a Labor Union Bill Passed - House (58 - 52) 12/06 MI HB 4003 Limits Labor Organization Activities: Public Entities Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 4) 12/06 MI SB 116 Prohibits Employees from Being Required to Join a Labor Union Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16) 10/17 MI SB 1294 Requires Blue Cross Blue Shield to Begin Paying State Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 4) 8/15 MI SB 1040 Amends Teacher Pension Plans Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 48) 8/15 MI SB 1040 Amends Teacher Pension Plans Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 16) 7/18 MI SB 1040 Amends Teacher Pension Plans Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (16 - 22) 7/18 MI SB 1130 Amends Permit Requirements for Sand Dune Use Bill Passed - House (63 - 40) 7/18 MI SB 1130 Amends Permit Requirements for Sand Dune Use Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 13) 6/14 MI SB 1040 Amends Teacher Pension Plans Bill Passed - House (57 - 47) 6/13 MI SB 803 Requires Proof of Citizenship to Vote Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 11) 6/13 MI SB 754 Requires Photo Identification for Voter Registration Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 11) 6/12 MI SB 803 Requires Proof of Citizenship to Vote Bill Passed - House (67 - 43) 6/12 MI SB 754 Requires Photo Identification for Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (66 - 43) 6/07 MI HB 5223 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (71 - 37) 6/06 MI SB 620 Authorizes the Conversion of Certain Schools Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18) 6/05 MI HB 5372 School Aid Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 17) 6/01 MI HB 5372 School Aid Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (58 - 51) 5/31 MI HB 5365 2012-2013 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 16) 5/31 MI HB 5365 2012-2013 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (61 - 49) 5/31 MI HB 4513 Increases Minimum Age for Beginning Kindergarten Bill Passed - House (64 - 45) 5/17 MI SB 1040 Amends Teacher Pension Plans Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18) 5/10 MI SB 1070 Establishes a Tax Exemption for Eligible Personal Property Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14) 5/10 MI SB 1067 Personal Property Taxes: Continuation of Existing Exemptions for Personal Property Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14) 5/10 MI SB 1069 Personal Property Taxes: Credit for New Industrial Personal Property Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14) 5/10 MI SB 1072 Personal Property Taxes: Credit for Loss of Personal Property Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15) 5/02 MI SB 619 Cyber Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 14) 5/01 MI SB 619 Cyber Schools Bill Passed - House (57 - 52) 3/29 MI SB 981 Provides Reimbursement for Health Insurance Coverage of Autism Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (28 - 10) 3/29 MI SB 414 Health Care Coverage for Treatments Relating to Autism Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 8) 3/29 MI SB 415 Requires Insurers to Cover Autism Treatments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 9) 3/29 MI SB 981 Provides Reimbursement for Health Insurance Coverage of Autism Bill Passed - House (84 - 26) 3/29 MI SB 414 Health Care Coverage for Treatments Relating to Autism Bill Passed - House (91 - 19) 3/29 MI SB 415 Requires Insurers to Cover Autism Treatments Bill Passed - House (91 - 19) 3/29 MI HB 5061 Requires Photo Identification for Absentee Ballots Bill Passed - House (65 - 45) 3/28 MI SB 291 Repeals Motorcycle Helmet Law Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 14) 3/15 MI SB 756 Prohibits Teens from Using Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10) 3/13 MI HB 4799 Prohibits Coercing a Woman into Having an Abortion Bill Passed - House (72 - 37) 3/07 MI HB 4929 Prohibits Union Dues Deductions from School Employee Paychecks Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 54) 3/07 MI HB 4929 Prohibits Union Dues Deductions from School Employee Paychecks Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18) 2/22 MI SB 971 Repeals Collective Bargaining Rights for Graduate Research Assistants Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12) 2/21 MI HB 5033 Requires Asset Tests to Determine Eligibility for State Assistance Programs Bill Passed - House (67 - 39) 2/15 MI HB 5085 Prohibits public employers from deducting political contributions from employee paychecks Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 43) 2/14 MI HB 5085 Prohibits public employers from deducting political contributions from employee paychecks Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12) 2/14 MI SB 751 Photo Identification Requirements for Absentee Voters Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12) 2/14 MI SB 754 Requires Photo Identification for Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12)

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.