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Michigan Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 15, 2010 SB 1151 Community College Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - House
(56 - 49)
Nay
Aug. 25, 2010 HB 6086 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House
(57 - 47)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 8, 2009 HB 4447 2009-2010 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(66 - 42)
Yea
June 25, 2009 HB 4787 Restructure and Redefine Failing Schools Bill Passed - House
(70 - 38)
Nay
May 6, 2009 HB 4785 Job Training Program Benefits and Security Bill Passed - House
(68 - 39)
Nay
March 4, 2009 HB 4132 School Attendance Amendments Bill Passed - House
(71 - 37)
Nay
Dec. 19, 2008 SB 861 Tuition Assistance for Students in High Poverty Areas Bill Passed - House
(61 - 34)
Yea
Dec. 11, 2008 HB 4141 Expanding the Use of School Sinking Funds Bill Passed - House
(71 - 28)
Nay
Dec. 4, 2008 HB 5765 Reducing Pupil Count for First Class School Districts Bill Passed - House
(59 - 42)
Nay
April 23, 2008 HB 5221 Capital Outlay Project Bill Passed - House
(59 - 45)
Nay
Feb. 12, 2008 HB 5322 HPV Information for Schools Bill Passed - House
(90 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 12, 2008 SB 415 HPV Information for Schools Bill Passed - House
(94 - 12)
Yea
Dec. 13, 2007 HB 5375 Promise Zones Bill Passed - House
(71 - 34)
Yea
Nov. 8, 2007 HB 5408 Michigan Business Tax Surcharge Bill Passed - House
(58 - 48)
Nay
Oct. 30, 2007 S Sub for Sub HB 4346 2007-2008 Department of Education Funding Conference Report Adopted - House
(93 - 16)
Yea
Oct. 30, 2007 S Sub for Sub HB 4359 2007-2008 Public School Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(104 - 5)
Yea
Oct. 29, 2007 SB 231 2007-2008 Department of Art, History, and Library Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(102 - 7)
Yea
Oct. 29, 2007 S Sub for Sub HB 4350 2007-2008 Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(87 - 22)
Yea
Oct. 29, 2007 S Sub for Sub HB 4360 2007-2008 Community College and Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(95 - 14)
Yea
Oct. 1, 2007 H Sub for S Sub SB 546 Public School Employee Retirement Benefits Bill Passed - House
(65 - 44)
Yea
Oct. 1, 2007 H Sub for Sub SB 547 Public School Employee Retirement Plan Bill Passed - House
(56 - 53)
Yea
Aug. 23, 2007 Sub HB 4350 Higher Education Appropriations Bill Passed - House
(59 - 50)
Nay
Aug. 23, 2007 Sub HB 4351 2007-2008 Research University Funding Bill Passed - House
(57 - 52)
Nay
March 28, 2007 HB 4091 Anti-Bullying Bill Bill Passed - House
(66 - 43)
Nay
March 28, 2007 Sub HB 4162 Anti School Bullying Act Bill Passed - House
(59 - 50)
Nay

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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