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Key Votes

2009 Michigan Health and Health Care Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
June 24, 2009 MI HB 4436 2009-2010 Department of Community Health Budget Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 16)
March 26, 2009 MI HB 4317 Extending Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Liability Bill Passed - House (56 - 53)
May 26, 2009 MI HB 4377 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (73 - 31)
June 24, 2009 MI HB 4183 Health Insurance for Autism Bill Passed - House (84 - 25)
June 24, 2009 MI HB 4476 Health Insurance for Autism Bill Passed - House (83 - 25)
Oct. 6, 2009 MI HB 5386 Physician Services Tax Bill Passed - House (56 - 52)

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