Michigan votes

Sep 17, 2011


Land), districts are already prohibited from deducting employee pay and sending it to a union political action committee.
Rep. David Agema, R-Grandville: Y
Rep. Amanda Price, R-Holland: Y

House Bill 4770: Ban government benefits for “domestic partners,” passed 64-44. To prohibit the state, public schools, colleges and universities, and local governments from providing medical benefits or other fringe benefits to an employee’s “domestic partner” — defined as someone who is not married to the employee and not a dependent or survivor.
Rep. David Agema: Y
Rep. Amanda Price: Y

House Bill 4771: Ban government union bargaining over “domestic partner” benefits, passed 64-44 in the House. To make “domestic partner” benefits a prohibited subject during government employee collective bargaining. House Bill 4770 bans domestic partner benefits for government employees.
Rep. David Agema: Y
Rep. Amanda Price: Y

Senate Bill 473: Revise “bioreactor landfill” regulation, passed 24-13 in the Senate. To eliminate the requirement that a “bioreactor landfill” must have a secondary liner and leachate collection system to monitor the effectiveness of the primary liner. In these landfills, certain bulk liquids are added to accelerate breakdown of the solid waste.
Sen. Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive: Y

Senate Bill 584: Authorize “closed” GOP presidential primary on Feb. 28, passed 25-12 in the Senate. To authorize a Republican presidential primary election on Feb. 28, 2012. This would be a “closed” primary, meaning voters would have to “declare” that they want a Republican ballot. The voter lists would become public information.
Sen. Arlan Meekhof: Y

Source: MichiganVotes.org, a free and non-partisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, providing concise and plain-English descriptions of every bill and vote in the Michigan House and Senate.


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