Key Votes

2008 Michigan Key Votes

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12/19 MI SB 861 Tuition Assistance for Students in High Poverty Areas Bill Passed - House (61 - 34) 12/11 MI SB 505 Authorizing Judges to Carry Concealed Weapons in Courtrooms Bill Passed - House (80 - 18) 12/11 MI HB 6610 Presidential Election by Popular Vote Bill Passed - House (65 - 36) 12/11 MI HB 4141 Expanding the Use of School Sinking Funds Bill Passed - House (71 - 28) 12/10 MI SB 861 Tuition Assistance for Students in High Poverty Areas Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 13) 12/04 MI HB 4090 Expanding Early Voting Bill Passed - House (58 - 50) 12/04 MI HB 4405 Juvenile Parole Eligibility Reform Bill Passed - House (63 - 43) 12/04 MI HB 5117 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving Bill Passed - House (68 - 32) 12/04 MI HB 6644 Prohibiting Retail Delivery of Alcohol Bill Passed - House (97 - 9) 12/04 MI HB 5765 Reducing Pupil Count for First Class School Districts Bill Passed - House (59 - 42) 12/04 MI HB 4404 Prohibiting Life Without Parole Sentencing for Juveniles Bill Passed - House (59 - 47) 9/18 MI HB 5524 Energy Utility Regulations Conference Report Adopted - Senate (25 - 11) 9/18 MI HB 5524 Energy Utility Regulations Conference Report Adopted - House (78 - 29) 9/18 MI SB 213 Renewable Electricity Standards Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 10) 9/18 MI SB 213 Renewable Electricity Standards Conference Report Adopted - House (83 - 24) 6/28 MI SB 1094 2008-2009 Department of Community Health Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - House (75 - 30) 6/05 MI SB 1094 2008-2009 Department of Community Health Budget Bill Passed - House (60 - 47) 6/04 MI HB 5068 Great Lakes Water Management Bill Passed - House (56 - 52) 5/28 MI Anderson Amendment: Increase Revenue Sharing Grants Amendment Rejected - Senate (19 - 18) 5/28 MI HB 5074 Ban Smoking in Places of Employment and Public Places with Exceptions for Casinos, Cigar Bars, and Specialty Tobacco Stores Bill Passed - House (65 - 39) 5/27 MI Byrnes Amdt: Late-Term/Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Exception For Rape And Incest Amendment Rejected - House (41 - 66) 5/27 MI Meadows Amdt: Access to Contraceptives Amendment Rejected - House (41 - 66) 5/27 MI Bauer Amdt: Late-Term/Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Exception For A Woman's Health Amendment Rejected - House (40 - 67) 5/27 MI SB 776 Late-Term/Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Bill Passed - House (74 - 32) 5/27 MI HB 6048 Emergency Contraception for Victims of Sexual Assault Bill Passed - House (57 - 51) 5/15 MI SB 860 Great Lakes Water Management Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14) 5/08 MI HB 4163 Workplace Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12) 5/01 MI Sub HB 5282 Independent Health Benefit Plans Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13) 5/01 MI HB 5283 Health Insurance Package Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13) 4/23 MI HB 5221 Capital Outlay Project Bill Passed - House (59 - 45) 4/22 MI SB 1198 Changes to Michigan Business Tax Laws Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15) 4/22 MI SB 1078 Township Annexation Requirements Bill Failed - Senate (18 - 20) 4/17 MI HB 5525 Energy Efficiency Program Bill Passed - House (81 - 18) 4/17 MI HB 5548 Renewable Energy Portfolios Bill Passed - House (86 - 21) 4/17 MI HB 5524 Energy Utility Regulations Bill Passed - House (78 - 30) 4/17 MI HB 5549 Renewable Energy Portfolio Exemptions Bill Passed - House (84 - 21) 4/08 MI SB 120 Issuing Food Stamps Twice Monthly Bill Passed - House (87 - 19) 3/25 MI SB 1094 2008-2009 Department of Community Health Budget Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18) 3/12 MI SB 120 Issuing Food Stamps Twice Monthly Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 2) 2/21 MI HB 4675 Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association Open Meetings and Public Access Requirements Bill Passed - House (66 - 38) 2/19 MI HB 4092 DNA Testing for Violent Felonies Bill Passed - House (104 - 4) 2/14 MI HB 4505 Changes to Driver's License Eligibility Concurrence Vote Passed - House (99 - 5) 2/12 MI SB 415 HPV Information for Schools Bill Passed - House (94 - 12) 2/12 MI HB 5322 HPV Information for Schools Bill Passed - House (90 - 17) 2/06 MI SB 962 Prohibiting Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 9) 1/22 MI SB 776 Late-Term/Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 13)

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. 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

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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