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Michigan Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 27, 2014 HB 5108 Authorizes Individuals to Resell Admission Tickets Bill Passed - House
(66 - 42)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2014 SB 319 Amends the Sentencing Procedure for Certain Juvenile Offenders Bill Passed - House
(62 - 48)
Nay
Dec. 12, 2013 SB 660 Authorizes the Growth and Sale of Pharmaceutical-Grade Marijuana at Pharmacies Bill Passed - House
(87 - 22)
Yea
Dec. 11, 2013 Initiation of Legislation Requires Abortion Coverage to Be Optional In Health Care Plans Bill Passed - House
(62 - 47)
Nay
Dec. 11, 2013 SB 661 Amends Campaign Finance Regulations Bill Passed - House
(56 - 52)
Nay
Nov. 6, 2013 SB 652 Amends Court of Claims Judge Appointment Procedures Bill Passed - House
(57 - 52)
Nay
Sept. 3, 2013 HB 4714 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(75 - 32)
Yea
June 13, 2013 HB 4714 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(76 - 31)
Yea
May 28, 2013 HB 4228 2013-2014 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(65 - 43)
Nay
May 1, 2013 HB 4388 Establishes School Attendence Requirements for Family Independence Assistance Bill Passed - House
(78 - 32)
Yea
March 21, 2013 HB 4369 Expands the Education Achievement Authority Bill Passed - House
(57 - 53)
Nay
March 7, 2013 SB 48 Authorizes Businesses to Allow Contact Between Customers and Small Bears Bill Passed - House
(56 - 52)
Nay
Feb. 28, 2013 HB 4111 Appropriates Federal Funding for Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House
(78 - 31)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2013 SB 61 Authorizes the Merger of Health Care Corporations With Nonprofit Insurers Bill Passed - House
(92 - 18)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2013 SB 62 Amends Insurance Code Bill Passed - House
(92 - 18)
Yea
Dec. 14, 2012 HB 5711 Increases Requirements on Facilities that Provide Abortions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(72 - 35)
Nay
Dec. 14, 2012 SB 756 Prohibits Teens from Using Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - House
(74 - 33)
Yea
Dec. 13, 2012 SB 59 Expands Areas Where Concealed Weapons are Authorized Bill Passed - House
(68 - 41)
Yea
Dec. 12, 2012 SB 865 Authorizes Local Officials to Solve Fiscal Crisis Bill Passed - House
(64 - 45)
Nay
Dec. 11, 2012 HB 4003 Limits Labor Organization Activities: Public Entities Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(58 - 51)
Nay
Dec. 11, 2012 SB 116 Prohibits Employees from Being Required to Join a Labor Union Bill Passed - House
(58 - 52)
Nay
Aug. 15, 2012 SB 1040 Amends Teacher Pension Plans Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(57 - 48)
Nay
July 18, 2012 SB 1130 Amends Permit Requirements for Sand Dune Use Bill Passed - House
(63 - 40)
Nay
June 14, 2012 SB 1040 Amends Teacher Pension Plans Bill Passed - House
(57 - 47)
Nay
June 12, 2012 SB 754 Requires Photo Identification for Voter Registration Bill Passed - House
(66 - 43)
Nay
June 12, 2012 SB 803 Requires Proof of Citizenship to Vote Bill Passed - House
(67 - 43)
Nay
June 7, 2012 HB 5223 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House
(71 - 37)
Nay
June 1, 2012 HB 5372 School Aid Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(58 - 51)
Nay
May 31, 2012 HB 4513 Increases Minimum Age for Beginning Kindergarten Bill Passed - House
(64 - 45)
Nay
May 31, 2012 HB 5365 2012-2013 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(61 - 49)
Nay
May 1, 2012 SB 619 Cyber Schools Bill Passed - House
(57 - 52)
Nay
March 29, 2012 HB 5061 Requires Photo Identification for Absentee Ballots Bill Passed - House
(65 - 45)
Nay
March 29, 2012 SB 414 Health Care Coverage for Treatments Relating to Autism Bill Passed - House
(91 - 19)
Yea
March 29, 2012 SB 415 Requires Insurers to Cover Autism Treatments Bill Passed - House
(91 - 19)
Yea
March 29, 2012 SB 981 Provides Reimbursement for Health Insurance Coverage of Autism Bill Passed - House
(84 - 26)
Yea
March 13, 2012 HB 4799 Prohibits Coercing a Woman into Having an Abortion Bill Passed - House
(72 - 37)
Nay
March 7, 2012 HB 4929 Prohibits Union Dues Deductions from School Employee Paychecks Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(56 - 54)
Nay
Feb. 21, 2012 HB 5033 Requires Asset Tests to Determine Eligibility for State Assistance Programs Bill Passed - House
(67 - 39)
Nay
Feb. 15, 2012 HB 5085 Prohibits public employers from deducting political contributions from employee paychecks Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(62 - 43)
Nay
Dec. 14, 2011 SB618 Repeals Limit on Number of Charter Schools Bill Passed - House
(58 - 49)
Nay
Dec. 8, 2011 HB 4770 Prohibits Public Employers from Providing Medical Benefits to Public Employees Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(63 - 45)
Nay
Nov. 10, 2011 HB 4326 Prohibits State Agencies from Adopting Rules Stricter than Federal Rules Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(59 - 48)
Nay
Nov. 9, 2011 HB 4005 School Board Election Dates Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(69 - 39)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2011 HB 4701 Amends the State Employee Retirement System Bill Passed - House
(63 - 45)
Nay
Nov. 2, 2011 HB 5002 Amends Workers' Compensation Law Bill Passed - House
(59 - 49)
Nay
Nov. 2, 2011 SB 291 Repeals Motorcycle Helmet Law Bill Passed - House
(69 - 39)
Yea
Oct. 13, 2011 HB 4815 Exempts Incandescent Light Bulbs Made in Michigan from Congressional Authority Bill Passed - House
(62 - 46)
Nay
Sept. 28, 2011 SB 160 Bans Partial Birth/Late-Term Abortions Bill Passed - House
(75 - 34)
Nay
Sept. 21, 2011 HB 4109 Banning Partial Birth/Late Term Abortions Bill Passed - House
(75 - 33)
Nay
Aug. 24, 2011 HB 4005 School Board Election Dates Bill Passed - House
(72 - 36)
Nay

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.

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