The following are voting results of our State Representatives and Senators. This was compiled my michiganvotes.org (The Mackinac Center).
Weekly Michigan Legislature Roll Call Vote Report
Y = Yes, N = No, X = Not Voting
House Bill 4059, Ban putting union stewards on public payroll, passed 59 to 47 in the House
Senate Concurrent Resolution 9, Reject health benefits for state employees' live-in partners, failed 66 to 41 in the House (two-thirds majority required)
House Bill 4445, Adjust current year school appropriations, passed 86 to 24 in the House
Senate Bill 109, Restrict welfare “bridge card” cash ATM withdrawal in casino, passed 38 to 0 in the Senate
Noteworthy Committee Action:
A Senate committee reported Senate Bill 7, which would require government employees to contribute at least 20 percent toward the cost of any health care benefits provided by their employer, with a number of exceptions and exemptions.
A House appropriations subcommittee voted to strip from next year's budget $25 million that Gov. Rick Snyder recommended be appropriated in place of the currently unlimited film subsidy program. Presumably, legislation will also be passed repealing those unlimited subsidies, but this has not happened yet (and this week a new film called "AWOL" was approved for a $1.8 million subsidy). The same budget bill includes many other substantive changes, including attaching "strings" to some of the revenue sharing money the state gives to local governments, requiring them to adopt various fiscal and employee benefit reforms recommended by Gov. Snyder. This is just the first step in a lengthy process for this bill, House Bill 4274.
Newly introduced bills of interest:
Senate Bill 231 (Make crime to not report dead body)
House Bill 4376 (Ban certain window blinds in child care centers)
Senate Bill 262 and House Bill 4237 (Authorize criminal penalties for “cyberbullying”)
House Bill 4395 (Require “clawbacks” in selective tax break and subsidy deals)
2011 House Bill 4402 (Mandate reduced class size in failing school districts)
Senate Bill 257 and House Bill 4414 (Require marriage license illegal alien screening)
SOURCE: MichiganVotes.org, a free, non-partisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, providing concise, non-partisan, plain-English descriptions of every bill and vote in the Michigan House and Senate. Please visit http://www.MichiganVotes.org.