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2006 Michigan Transportation Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
June 7, 2006 MI Sub for SB 297 Motorcycle Helmets Bill Passed - House (66 - 37)
May 30, 2006 MI HB 6085 Disclosure of Citizenship on Driver's License Bill Passed - House (76 - 27)
April 25, 2006 MI Sub H-1 Self Defense Bill/ Deadly Force Bill Bill Passed - House (90 - 16)
March 28, 2006 MI HB 5638 Midwest interstate Passenger Rail Compact Bill Passed - House (56 - 51)
March 17, 2006 MI Sub for SB 297 Motorcycle Helmets Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)

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  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

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