Key Votes

2013 Michigan Key Votes

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12/12 MI SB 661 Amends Campaign Finance Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 14) 12/12 MI SB 660 Authorizes the Growth and Sale of Pharmaceutical-Grade Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 18) 12/12 MI SB 660 Authorizes the Growth and Sale of Pharmaceutical-Grade Marijuana Bill Passed - House (87 - 22) 12/11 MI SB 661 Amends Campaign Finance Regulations Bill Passed - House (56 - 52) 12/11 MI HB 4369 Expands the Education Achievement Authority Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18) 12/11 MI Initiation of Legislation Requires Abortion Coverage To Be Optional In Health Care Plans Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 11) 12/11 MI Initiation of Legislation Requires Abortion Coverage To Be Optional In Health Care Plans Bill Passed - House (62 - 47) 11/14 MI SB 661 Amends Campaign Finance Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18) 11/13 MI SB 2 Authorizes Certain Nurses to Prescribe Controlled Substances Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18) 11/13 MI SB 660 Authorizes the Growth and Sale of Pharmaceutical-Grade Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16) 11/06 MI SB 652 Amends Court of Claims Judge Appointment Procedures Bill Passed - House (57 - 52) 10/30 MI SB 652 Amends Court of Claims Judge Appointment Procedures Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11) 9/18 MI SB 276 Requires Community Service for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 9) 9/03 MI HB 4714 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Concurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 32) 8/27 MI HB 4714 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18) 6/13 MI HB 4714 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (76 - 31) 5/29 MI HB 4228 2013-2014 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (25 - 12) 5/28 MI HB 4228 2013-2014 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (65 - 43) 5/01 MI HB 4118 Requires Drug Testing For Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (77 - 33) 5/01 MI HB 4388 Establishes School Attendence Requirements for Family Independence Assistance Bill Passed - House (78 - 32) 4/30 MI SB 197 Requires the State Prison Food Service To Seek Competitive Bids From Private Entities Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15) 4/25 MI SJR S Establishes a Constitutional Authorization for Individuals to Hunt and Fish Amendment Adopted - Senate (25 - 11) 4/25 MI SB 288 Authorizes the Natural Resources Commission to Designate Huntable Game Species Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11) 3/21 MI HB 4369 Expands the Education Achievement Authority Bill Passed - House (57 - 53) 3/12 MI SB 48 Authorizes Businesses to Allow Contact Between Customers and Small Bears Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 8) 3/07 MI SB 48 Authorizes Businesses to Allow Contact Between Customers and Small Bears Bill Passed - House (56 - 52) 3/05 MI SB 78 Removes Biodiversity and Restoration as Forest Management Goals for Department of Natural Resources Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11) 2/28 MI SB 61 Authorizes the Merger of Health Care Corporations With Nonprofit Insurers Bill Passed - House (92 - 18) 2/28 MI SB 62 Amends Insurance Code Bill Passed - House (92 - 18) 2/28 MI HB 4111 Appropriates Federal Funding for Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House (78 - 31) 2/14 MI SB 48 Authorizes Businesses to Allow Contact Between Customers and Small Bears Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)

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