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2018 Michigan Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Dec. 20, 2018 MI SB 1238 Authorizes State Absentee Ballot Voting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
Dec. 20, 2018 MI SB 1239 Authorizes automatic voter registration Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
Dec. 20, 2018 MI SB 1239 Authorizes automatic voter registration Bill Passed - House (60 - 48)
Dec. 20, 2018 MI SB 1238 Authorizes State Absentee Ballot Voting Bill Passed - House (57 - 51)
Dec. 18, 2018 MI SB 1176 Establishes Misdemeanor Crimes for Public Officials Requiring nonprofit groups Disclose Donors Information Bill Passed - House (58 - 51)
Dec. 12, 2018 MI HB 6595 Increases Requirements for State Ballot Initiatives Bill Passed - House (60 - 49)
Nov. 29, 2018 MI SB 1176 Establishes Misdemeanor Crimes for Public Officials Requiring nonprofit groups Disclose Donors Information Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
Nov. 8, 2018 MI SB 1022 Authorizes use of Campaign Finance Funds for Repayment of Debts and Obligations of Campaigns by Former Candidates Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
Nov. 8, 2018 MI SB 1022 Authorizes use of Campaign Finance Funds for Repayment of Debts and Obligations of Campaigns by Former Candidates Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
Sept. 26, 2018 MI HB 5548 Establishes Online Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (107 - 0)
March 15, 2018 MI HB 5669 Authorizes Additional Forms of Voter Identification Bill Passed - House (62 - 44)

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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