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James Barcia's Voting Records

Michigan Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 10, 2010 HB 6224 Alcohol Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 13)
Yea
Sept. 29, 2010 HB 6007 Alcohol Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 13)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2010 SB 1226 State Retirement Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(20 - 14)
Nay
Sept. 22, 2010 SB 884 Tax Amnesty Period Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(33 - 4)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2010 SB 1152 2010-2011 Department of Community Health Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(28 - 10)
Yea
Sept. 15, 2010 SB 1151 Community College Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(32 - 5)
Yea
Sept. 8, 2010 HB 6086 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 14)
Nay
June 16, 2010 SR 158 Oil Spill Prevention Plans for Dairy Farmers Resolution Passed - Senate
(24 - 10)
Yea
May 18, 2010 HB 5880 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 17)
Yea
May 13, 2010 SR 158 Urges the Environment Protection Agency to Rescind Rules Requiring Dairy Farmers to Have Oil Spill Prevention Plans for Milk Storage Tanks Senate Co-sponsor
April 14, 2010 SB 1226 State Retirement Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 16)
Nay
March 25, 2010 HB 4394 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 10)
Yea
March 24, 2010 SB 1163 2010-2011 Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 17)
Nay
Dec. 3, 2009 SB 638 "Consistent Ineffectiveness" as Grounds for Discharging or Demoting Tenured Teachers Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 13)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 13, 2009 SB 884 Tax Amnesty Period Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 12)
Yea
Oct. 8, 2009 HB 4447 2009-2010 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(20 - 13)
Nay
Sept. 30, 2009 HB 4437 2009-2010 Department of Corrections Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(23 - 14)
Nay
Sept. 29, 2009 SB 245 2009-2010 Executive and Legislative Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(21 - 16)
Nay
June 24, 2009 HB 4436 2009-2010 Department of Community Health Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 16)
Nay
June 24, 2009 HB 4447 2009-2010 Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 15)
Nay
June 23, 2009 HB 4441 2009-2010 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 17)
Nay
June 18, 2009 SB 248 2010 Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
Yea
May 27, 2009 SB 585 Cobo Convention Center Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 16)
Nay
May 27, 2009 SB 587 Cobo Convention Center Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 16)
Nay
April 2, 2009 HB 4453 Holds in Foreclosure Proceedings Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 8)
Yea
April 2, 2009 HB 4454 Written Foreclosure Notice Requirement Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 9)
Yea
April 2, 2009 HB 4455 Mortgage Payment Modifications Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 7)
Yea
March 12, 2009 SB 201 Vehicle Sales Tax Modification Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 7)
Yea
March 12, 2009 SB 69 Alternative Business Tax Eligibility Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 14)
Yea
March 3, 2009 SB 293 Hire Michigan First Plan Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2009 SB 201 Vehicle Sales Tax Modification Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2009 SB 93 Prohibiting Mandatory Workplace Ergonomics Rules Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 16)
Nay
Dec. 10, 2008 SB 861 Tuition Assistance for Students in High Poverty Areas Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 13)
Nay
Sept. 18, 2008 HB 5524 Energy Utility Regulations Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(25 - 11)
Yea
Sept. 18, 2008 SB 213 Renewable Electricity Standards Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(26 - 10)
Yea
May 28, 2008 Anderson Amendment: Increase Revenue Sharing Grants Amendment Rejected - Senate
(19 - 18)
Yea
May 15, 2008 SB 860 Great Lakes Water Management Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 14)
Yea
May 8, 2008 HB 4163 Workplace Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 12)
Nay
May 1, 2008 HB 5283 Health Insurance Package Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 13)
Yea
May 1, 2008 Sub HB 5282 Independent Health Benefit Plans Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 13)
Yea
April 22, 2008 SB 1078 Township Annexation Requirements Bill Failed - Senate
(18 - 20)
Yea
April 22, 2008 SB 1198 Changes to Michigan Business Tax Laws Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Yea
March 25, 2008 SB 1094 2008-2009 Department of Community Health Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 18)
Yea
March 12, 2008 SB 120 Issuing Food Stamps Twice Monthly Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 2)
Yea
March 11, 2008 SB 1198 Changes to Michigan Business Tax Laws Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 6, 2008 SB 962 Prohibiting Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 9)
Yea
Jan. 22, 2008 SB 776 Late-Term/Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 13)
Yea
Dec. 13, 2007 SB 981 Mackinac Bridge Funding Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
Yea
Dec. 13, 2007 S Sub for Sub HB 4869 Extending Boxing Regulation to Mixed Martial Arts Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 13)
Yea
Dec. 1, 2007 HB 5408 Michigan Business Tax Surcharge Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(33 - 4)
Yea

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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