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2007 House Bill 4725: Mandate certain prisoner releases from crowded jails (House Roll Call 242)
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Passed 89 to 18 in the House on June 28, 2007, to require that when a county jail’s population exceeds 95 percent of rated capacity for five consecutive days, the sheriff must immediately release prisoners who are in for failure to provide child support, and those who have served at least 85 percent of their time for other crimes but are not in for assaultive or sex crimes, serious drug crimes, or drunk driving. The bill also authorizes the adoption and implementation of a written county jail population management to reduce or prevent chronic jail overcrowding, upon the agreement of the county sheriff, the county prosecutor, the chief circuit judge or district judge (or a district judge selected by his or her peers), and the state court administrative office. See also House Bill 4234.
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The vote was 89 in favor, 18 against, and 3 not voting.
(House Roll Call 242 at House Journal 67)

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Against Against
Not Voting Not Voting
 Undecided
Democrat
93793%
5955%
1991%
58 total votes
Republican
673367%
287228%
3973%
52 total votes

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Mandate certain prisoner releases from crowded jails

IN FAVOR

HOUSE DEMOCRATS

Angerer (D)Bauer (D)Bennett (D)Bieda (D)Brown (D)
Byrnes (D)Byrum (D)Cheeks (D)Clack (D)Clemente (D)
Condino (D)Coulouris (D)Cushingberry (D)Dean (D)Dillon (D)
Donigan (D)Ebli (D)Espinoza (D)Farrah (D)Gillard (D)
Gonzales (D)Griffin (D)Hammel (D)Hammon (D)Hood (D)
Hopgood (D)Jackson (D)Johnson (D)Jones, Robert (D)Lahti (D)
Law, Kathleen (D)LeBlanc (D)Leland (D)Lemmons (D)Lindberg (D)
Mayes (D)McDowell (D)Meadows (D)Meisner (D)Melton (D)
Polidori (D)Sak (D)Scott (D)Sheltrown (D)Simpson (D)
Smith, Alma (D)Smith, Virgil (D)Spade (D)Tobocman (D)Vagnozzi (D)
Valentine (D)Warren (D)Wojno (D)Young (D) 

HOUSE REPUBLICANS

Acciavatti (R)Ball (R)Booher (R)Calley (R)Casperson (R)
Caswell (R)Elsenheimer (R)Emmons (R)Gaffney (R)Green (R)
Hansen (R)Hildenbrand (R)Hoogendyk (R)Horn (R)Huizenga (R)
Hune (R)Jones, Rick (R)Knollenberg (R)Meekhof (R)Moore (R)
Nitz (R)Nofs (R)Opsommer (R)Palsrok (R)Pavlov (R)
Pearce (R)Proos (R)Schuitmaker (R)Shaffer (R)Sheen (R)
Stahl (R)Stakoe (R)Steil (R)Ward (R)Wenke (R)


AGAINST

HOUSE DEMOCRATS

Constan (D)Corriveau (D)Miller (D)

HOUSE REPUBLICANS

Agema (R)Brandenburg (R)DeRoche (R)Garfield (R)LaJoy (R)
Law, David (R)Marleau (R)Meltzer (R)Moolenaar (R)Moss (R)
Palmer (R)Pastor (R)Robertson (R)Rocca (R)Walker (R)


HOUSE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Accavitti (D)Amos (R)Caul (R)



HOUSE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

  -  Accavitti (D)Y    Acciavatti (R)  n  Agema (R)  -  Amos (R)Y    Angerer (D)
Y    Ball (R)Y    Bauer (D)Y    Bennett (D)Y    Bieda (D)Y    Booher (R)
  n  Brandenburg (R)Y    Brown (D)Y    Byrnes (D)Y    Byrum (D)Y    Calley (R)
Y    Casperson (R)Y    Caswell (R)  -  Caul (R)Y    Cheeks (D)Y    Clack (D)
Y    Clemente (D)Y    Condino (D)  n  Constan (D)  n  Corriveau (D)Y    Coulouris (D)
Y    Cushingberry (D)Y    Dean (D)  n  DeRoche (R)Y    Dillon (D)Y    Donigan (D)
Y    Ebli (D)Y    Elsenheimer (R)Y    Emmons (R)Y    Espinoza (D)Y    Farrah (D)
Y    Gaffney (R)  n  Garfield (R)Y    Gillard (D)Y    Gonzales (D)Y    Green (R)
Y    Griffin (D)Y    Hammel (D)Y    Hammon (D)Y    Hansen (R)Y    Hildenbrand (R)
Y    Hood (D)Y    Hoogendyk (R)Y    Hopgood (D)Y    Horn (R)Y    Huizenga (R)
Y    Hune (R)Y    Jackson (D)Y    Johnson (D)Y    Jones, Rick (R)Y    Jones, Robert (D)
Y    Knollenberg (R)Y    Lahti (D)  n  LaJoy (R)  n  Law, David (R)Y    Law, Kathleen (D)
Y    LeBlanc (D)Y    Leland (D)Y    Lemmons (D)Y    Lindberg (D)  n  Marleau (R)
Y    Mayes (D)Y    McDowell (D)Y    Meadows (D)Y    Meekhof (R)Y    Meisner (D)
Y    Melton (D)  n  Meltzer (R)  n  Miller (D)  n  Moolenaar (R)Y    Moore (R)
  n  Moss (R)Y    Nitz (R)Y    Nofs (R)Y    Opsommer (R)  n  Palmer (R)
Y    Palsrok (R)  n  Pastor (R)Y    Pavlov (R)Y    Pearce (R)Y    Polidori (D)
Y    Proos (R)  n  Robertson (R)  n  Rocca (R)Y    Sak (D)Y    Schuitmaker (R)
Y    Scott (D)Y    Shaffer (R)Y    Sheen (R)Y    Sheltrown (D)Y    Simpson (D)
Y    Smith, Alma (D)Y    Smith, Virgil (D)Y    Spade (D)Y    Stahl (R)Y    Stakoe (R)
Y    Steil (R)Y    Tobocman (D)Y    Vagnozzi (D)Y    Valentine (D)  n  Walker (R)
Y    Ward (R)Y    Warren (D)Y    Wenke (R)Y    Wojno (D)Y    Young (D)

House Roll Call 242 on 2007 House Bill 4725

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Comments

so, if we have this law...  by Anonymous Citizen on May 29, 2008 
why do we need to release MORE prisoners?

because we have more prisoners in jail. remember, all the state has to do to eliminate overcrowding due to STUPID LAWS is REPEAL THOSE STUPID LAWS.

it's really that easy.

other states can do it, but WE CAN'T.

that says a lot for the intelligence level.

It's a year later  by Anonymous Citizen on May 28, 2008 
Okay, so last year they passed this law that said when the prison population got too high they would release the people, starting with the ones that were non violent and did things as horrific as falling behind on they're child support payments...the shame!
I kind of wonder why judges were putting people in jail for that any way. I mean if you already can't make you child support payments, I don't see how losing you job as you go off to serve a sentence could possibly help that. But now a year after the law took effect, it doesn't look like the streets are lined up with criminals any more or any less than before. In fact this law was supported by well a host of Judges, Sheriffs, Undersheriffs, the list goes on. In fact the only judges that seem to have opposed was Judge Lisa L. Asadoorian, and Judge Diane Dickow D’Agostini...great job girls! way to uphold the precepts of freedom!

Say What  by Anonymous Citizen on October 31, 2007 
"but are not in for assaultive or sex crimes, serious drug crimes, or drunk driving"

So you have a few beers and an overzealous donut eater sees your tailight out and you get into the system and now you are the same as a rapist or a guy who thumps on his wife? Maybe if one of these so called cops had their wife or daughter meet up with one of these rapists then they would be able to tell the difference between a guy that had a few beers and a criminal.
Protect and Serve... My A$$!

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