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Michigan Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 17, 2010 SJR V Expanding Prohibitions Against Felons Holding Public Office Joint Resolution Passed - House
(91 - 13)
Sept. 29, 2009 HB 4437 2009-2010 Department of Corrections Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(85 - 23)
Sept. 17, 2009 SB 253 2009-2010 Department of State Police Budget Bill Passed - House
(68 - 39)
May 20, 2009 HB 4836 Hate Crimes Bill Passed - House
(66 - 43)
Dec. 4, 2008 HB 4404 Prohibiting Life Without Parole Sentencing for Juveniles Bill Passed - House
(59 - 47)
Dec. 4, 2008 HB 4405 Juvenile Parole Eligibility Reform Bill Passed - House
(63 - 43)
May 27, 2008 SB 776 Late-Term/Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Bill Passed - House
(74 - 32)
Feb. 19, 2008 HB 4092 DNA Testing for Violent Felonies Bill Passed - House
(104 - 4)
Oct. 31, 2007 H Sub for Sub SB 240 2007-2008 Transportation Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(88 - 21)
Oct. 31, 2007 SB 229 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(83 - 25)
Oct. 31, 2007 SB 232 2007-2008 Department of Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(59 - 50)
Oct. 29, 2007 SB 238 2007-2008 Department of State Police Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(95 - 14)
Oct. 29, 2007 S Sub for Sub HB 4348 2007-2008 Department of Corrections Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(64 - 45)
Oct. 11, 2007 Sub HB 4749 Motorcycle Helmet Law Bill Passed - House
(69 - 39)
Oct. 11, 2007 Sub HB 4920 Expanding Drunk Driving Restrictions Bill Passed - House
(92 - 16)

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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