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Senate MIRS Scorecard 2010

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90%Cassis, Nancy  (term)R ×E××
88%Jansen, Mark  (term)R ××××
87%Kuipers, Wayne  (term)R X×××E×
86%Sanborn, Alan  (term)R E××E××E
84%McManus, Michelle  (term)R ×X××××
83%Allen, Jason  (term)R ×××EE××
78%Cropsey, Alan L.  (term)R ×××××××
78%George, Tom  (term)R ×××××××
78%Gilbert, Jud  (term)R ×××××××
78%Hardiman, Bill  (term)R ×××××××
78%Garcia, Valde  (term)R ×××××EEEEE×
76%Birkholz, Patricia  (term)R ××××X××EE×
75%Bishop, Mike  (term)R ××××××××
72%Van Woerkom, Gerald  (term)R ×××××××××
72%Nofs, Mike  (term)R ×××××××××
71%Stamas, Tony  (term)R ××××××E×××
69%Jelinek, Ron  (term)R ××××××××××
72%Pappageorge, John  (term)R ×××××××××
72%Richardville, Randy  (term)R ×××××××××
64%Patterson, Bruce  (term)R E×E×E×××××××E×
66%Kahn, Roger  (term)R ×××××××××××
33%Barcia, Jim  (term)D ×X××××××××××××××××××X×
32%Gleason, John  (term)D ××××××××××E×××××××××××
28%Olshove, Dennis  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××
27%Basham, Ray  (term)D ×××××X×××××××××X××××××××
27%Switalski, Michael  (term)D ××E××××××E××××××××××××××
25%Hunter, Tupac  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××
21%Clarke, Hansen  (term)D EE×EEE××××××××××××××××E×EE×
16%Thomas, Samuel B., III  (term)D ×XEX×X×××××××××××E×X××××X×××
14%Anderson, Glenn  (term)D E××××E××××××××××××××××××××E×
13%Prusi, Michael  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××E××××××××
13%Cherry, Deborah  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××E
9%Clark-Coleman, Irma  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
9%Whitmer, Gretchen  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
6%Jacobs, Gilda  (term)D ×××××××××××××××E××××××××××××××
3%Scott, Martha G.  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
0%Brater, Liz  (term)D ×××××××××××××××E××××××××××××××××

Legend:   Correct,  × Incorrect,  
F Chamber failed to hold vote,  E Excused,  X Not Voting,  
? Ideal Vote not set,   No vote in this chamber


Column Descriptions

Senate Bill 589: Billboards
Approve an "interim" billboard permit in Saginaw County under specific conditions. Conservative vote is yes.
   • Senate Roll Call 648 on December 3, 2010.

House Bill 4961: DRIC
Discharge from committee legislation creating a public-private partnership framework by which the Department of Transportation could move forward on the proposed Detroit River International Crossing project.
   • Senate Roll Call 600 on December 2, 2010.

House Bill 5640: Energy Loan
Would all local governments to create a clean energy efficiency improvement program where homeowners could pay for the cost of energy efficiency projects through higher property taxes.
   • Senate Roll Call 457 on September 23, 2010.

House Bill 6363: Toxic Cleanup
Part of a multi-bill package the business community pushed to allow them to better work with state regulators on toxic cleanup. Included a provision that state rules could not be more stringent than federal standards.
   • Senate Roll Call 576 on December 1, 2010.

House Bill 4493: Multiple Passengers
Bans first-year drivers under 18 from having more than one passenger in the car who is a minor unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, except for driving to school. It also bans young drivers from driving between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless they are going to or from work.
   • Senate Roll Call 619 on December 2, 2010.

House Bill 5858: Capital Outlay
Allows the state to use $383 million in space under the bond cap to authorize the spending of $968 million on new state, university and college buildings and upgrades. It includes $15 million for a Detroit crime lab.
   • Senate Roll Call 643 on December 3, 2010.

Senate Bill 1561: Fetus Disposal
Created a three-year, $5,000 felony for anyone who doesn't properly dispose of an aborted fetus.
   • Senate Roll Call 535 on November 10, 2010.

Senate Bill 610: Property Lien
Allows commercial real estate brokers to put a lien on any property from which they are owed money for a sale or lease without having to go to court.
   • Senate Roll Call 490 on September 29, 2010.

House Bill 5409: JET Program
Add $6.5 million to the state budget for the welfare-to-work program called "JET Plus."
   • Senate Roll Call 494 on September 29, 2010.

Senate Bill 1177: Hydraulic Fracturing
Creates a rebuttable presumption that if any of the chemicals used to extract natural gas using "hydraulic fracturing" are found in nearby groundwater, the gas driller is liable.
   • Senate Roll Call 481 on September 28, 2010.

Senate Bill 1515: Hotel Tax
Increase from 2 to 5 percent the amount of room tax hotels and motels can impose for its local convention and tourism marketing bureau.
   • Senate Roll Call 524 on November 10, 2010.

Senate Bill 1226: Employee Contribution
Makes state employees contribute 3 percent of their salary into their pension fund as a part of budget-cutting passage.
   • Senate Roll Call 180 on April 14, 2010.

House Bill 6426: Liquor Reforms
Allow liquor companies to attach instant rebate coupons, mixers or soda products to bottles for marketing purposes; authorize $50,000 wine auction licenses; and increase bootlegging penalties and enforcement measures as a way to raise money for the budget.
   • Senate Roll Call 448 on September 22, 2010.

House Bill 6224: Sunday Sales
Allows alcohol to be sold on Sunday morning, among other reforms favorable to those in the industry of selling beer, wine and liquor.
   • Senate Roll Call 528 on November 10, 2010.

Senate Bill 1475: Sidewalk Crack
Extend to cities the rule that a pedestrian can not sue a county for injury costs related to tripping over a sidewalk crack less than two inches in depth.
   • Senate Roll Call 519 on November 9, 2010.

Senate Bill 1284: Bullying
Legislatively link an education reform to one requiring all public school districts to develop anti-bullying policies.
   • Senate Roll Call 360 on July 21, 2010.

Senate Bill 1402: Gun Safety
Encourages elementary schools to adopt an "Eddie Eagle" gun safety program at the suggestion of the NRA.
   • Senate Roll Call 351 on July 1, 2010.

Senate Bill 1158: Fatherhood Initiative
Strip out of the budget $3.8 million for a "marriage and fatherhood initiative" program in the Department of Human Services budget.
   • Senate Roll Call 263 on May 19, 2010.

House Bill 5884: Ergonomics
Strip out a provision from the state budget prohibiting the administration from using money in this budget to create "ergonomics" regulations on businesses.
   • Senate Roll Call 243 on May 18, 2010.

Senate Resolution 158: Milk Spill
Urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to rescind rules that would require dairy farms to have oil spill prevention plans for milk storage tanks.
   • Senate Roll Call 303 on June 16, 2010.

Senate Bill 1283: Ultrasound
Requires that facilities that perform abortions use the most technically advanced equipment possible when conducting an ultrasound.
   • Senate Roll Call 489 on September 29, 2010.

Senate Bill 647: Stem Cell Regs
Creates new regulations dealing with embryo stem cell research.
   • Senate Roll Call 195 on April 21, 2010.

House Bill 5017: Rental Car Tax
Discharge from committee a bill raising rental car fees as a way to raise money for the Pure Michigan campaign.
   • Senate Roll Call 160 on March 25, 2010.

Senate Bill 389: Parks Passport
Creates a new $10 annual parks "passport" drivers can purchase when renewing their tabs as opposed to regular state parks fees.
   • Senate Roll Call 163 on March 25, 2010.

Senate Bill 1152: Minority Health Grants
Adds funding for certain immunization grants and programs, "minority health grants," chronic disease prevention programs, and other public health projects.
   • Senate Roll Call 146 on March 24, 2010.

House Bill 4394: Texting & Driving
Banning drivers from sending text messages while driving.
   • Senate Roll Call 170 on March 25, 2010.

House Bill 4410: Tenure Reform
Allows school administrators to remove tenure from teachers if the teacher is rated "ineffective."
   • Senate Roll Call 581 on December 1, 2010.

Senate Bill 980: Snowplow
Mandates that snowplows operate with a flashing light.
   • Senate Roll Call 34 on February 4, 2010.

Senate Bill 751: School Election Dates
Restricts when school districts can hold elections to even-year August or November dates.
   • Senate Roll Call 186 on April 20, 2010.

House Bill 5033: Indigent Defense
Changes a House bill to create an "Indigent Defense Council" to study and make recommendations for overhauling the state's system for courts appointing a lawyer for criminal defendant's who can't afford to hire one.
   • Senate Roll Call 642 on December 2, 2010.

Senate Bill 800: Medical Examiner
Provides immunity from civil liability for a person performing medical examiner duties in good faith.
   • Senate Roll Call 94 on March 9, 2010.

Senate Bill 1579: Zoo Taxes
Allows county zoo to double from .1 mil to .2 mils the maximum property tax that a county zoo authority is empowered to impose.
   • Senate Roll Call 564 on November 10, 2010.


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