Michigan votes

Oct 10, 2011

 

House Bill 4087: End retired legislator health benefits. Passed 37-1 in the Senate. To end the post-retirement health care insurance coverage provided to legislators, but only for those who have not completed at least six years in the legislature by Jan. 1, 2013. Reportedly, this means 36 out of 38 senators would still get the benefits, plus 14 out of 109 currently in the House. Under current law, former legislators who have served six years get full health coverage beginning at age 55.
Sen. Arlan Meekhof: Y

Senate Bill 644: Shift business tax break/subsidy dollars. Passed 35-3 in the Senate. To authorize using money appropriated for the “21st Century Jobs Fund” business subsidy program to instead pay for the corporate and real estate developer subsidies proposed by Senate Bill 567.
Sen. Arlan Meekhof: N

House Bill 4721: Take “bridge card” of criminal warrant targets. Passed 36-2 in the Senate. To require the Department of Human Services to get arrest warrant data from the state police, and revoke the welfare “bridge cards” of any warrant targets. “Bridge cards” are debit cards that have replaced food stamps and are also used for cash welfare payments.
Sen. Arlan Meekhof: Y

Senate Bill 43: Create new residential mortgage fraud crime. Passed 109-0 in the House. To create a new crime of residential mortgage fraud covering various actions intended to obtain or benefit from someone else obtaining a mortgage loan under false pretenses, subject to penalties of up to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.
Rep. David Agema, R-Grandville: Y
Rep. Amanda Price, R-Holland: Y

House Bill 4087: End retired legislator health benefits. Passed 96-11 in the House. To end the post-retirement health care insurance coverage provided to legislators, but only for those who have not completed at least six years in the Legislature before Jan. 1, 2013. Reportedly, this means 36 out of 38 senators would still get the benefits, plus 14 out of 109 current House members. Under current law, former legislators who have served six years get full health coverage beginning at age 55.
Rep. David Agema: Y
Rep. Amanda Price: Y

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

 

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