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HB 4409 - Amending the Social Welfare Act - Key Vote

Michigan Key Votes




Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Amending the Social Welfare Act

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (-) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (24-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Amending the Social Welfare Act

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the Social Welfare Act, limiting the number of months families are eligible to collect financial assistance.

  • Establishes a 48-month lifetime cumulative total for collecting Family Independence Program assistance (Sec. 57 r).
  • Prohibits any funds collected from the Family Independence Program to be used to purchase lottery tickets, alcohol, tobacco, or gambling, any illegal or nonessential items (Sec. 57 e).
  • Requires the Department of Human Services to review the feasibility of a substance abuse testing program within the Family Independence Program; the Department shall report their findings no later that December 1, 2011 (Sec. 57 l).
  • Specifies that any month in which a recipient has been exempted from the JET program shall not count towards the 48-month lifetime total (Sec 57 p).
  • Requires the Department of Human Services to verify Family Independence Program applicants' immigration status using the federal Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program for applicants that indicate that they are not United States Citizens (Sec. 57 b).
  • Defines the "JET program" as the jobs, education and training program administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation or a successor entity for applicants and recipients of Family Independence Program assistance (Sec 57).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (-) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amending the Social Welfare Act


  • Kenneth B. 'Ken' Horn (MI - R) (Out Of Office)


  • David John 'Dave' Agema (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jon Bumstead (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Callton (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kevin M. Cotter (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Hugh D. Crawford (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kevin Daley (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Cynthia S. 'Cindy' Denby (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank Foster (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ray Franz (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Genetski (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ben Glardon (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gail Haines (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph Haveman (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kurt L. Heise (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Martin J. 'Marty' Knollenberg (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kenneth Kurtz (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Matt Lori (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lisa Posthumus Lyons (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Greg MacMaster (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ed McBroom (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom McMillin (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chuck Moss (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul Muxlow (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Aric Nesbitt (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Margaret E. O'Brien (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul E. Opsommer (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rick Outman (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter Pettalia (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Earl J. Poleski (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Philip N. 'Phil' Potvin (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Amanda Price (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Alton L. 'Al' Pscholka (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bruce R. Rendon (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William C. 'Bill' Rogers (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Wayne A. Schmidt (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul Scott (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Shirkey (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Pat R. Somerville (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sharon Tyler (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ken J. Yonker (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
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