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March 20, 2015, MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call

Abortions, homosexual adoptions, school bake sale "push-back"


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Senate Bill 84, Authorize “Choose Life” license plate: Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate

To require the Secretary of State to develop a “Choose Life” license plate, with fees collected from its sale given to organizations and projects that promote alternatives to abortion.

Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No”

Senate Bill 139, Push-back against school “bake sale” restrictions: Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate

To require the Michigan Department of Education (MDOE) to “take all steps necessary to ensure maximum state and local control over” school lunch nutrition mandates. Also, to limit to three per week the number of fundraising sales of food or beverages during school hours that do not meet mandated school lunch nutritional standards. The bill was introduced in response to federal and MDOE restrictions and bans on the sales.

Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No”

House Bill 4038, Allow eviction notices by email: 85 to 24 in the House

To allow landlords to send eviction notices by email, if the lease provides for this. Sending these notices is just the first step in the eviction process.

Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No”

House Bill 4189, Let adoption agencies refuse adoptions that violate moral convictions: Passed 65 to 44 in the House

To specify in statute that private adoption or foster care agencies are not required to participate in an adoption or placement that violates their written religious or moral convictions, including adoptions of a child by a homosexual. Also, to prohibit a state agency from discriminating or taking an “adverse action” against a child placement service for this reason.

Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No”


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2015 Senate Bill 68
Expand scope of practice for nurses

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Repeal film producer subsidies

  2015 House Bill 4001
Repeal “prevailing wage” law

  2015 House Bill 4012
Require local zoning let residents grow some farm products



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