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2007 House Bill 4869: Authorize and regulate "ultimate fighting championships" (House Roll Call 269)
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Passed 94 to 14 in the House on July 25, 2007.
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The vote was 94 in favor, 14 against, and 2 not voting.
(House Roll Call 269 at House Journal 73)

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Against Against
Not Voting Not Voting
 Undecided
Democrat
841684%
138713%
1991%
58 total votes
Republican
861486%
118911%
1991%
52 total votes

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Authorize and regulate "ultimate fighting championships"

IN FAVOR

HOUSE DEMOCRATS

Accavitti (D)Angerer (D)Bennett (D)Brown (D)Byrnes (D)
Byrum (D)Cheeks (D)Clack (D)Condino (D)Constan (D)
Corriveau (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)
Jackson (D)Johnson (D)Lahti (D)LeBlanc (D)Leland (D)
Lemmons (D)Mayes (D)McDowell (D)Meadows (D)Meisner (D)
Melton (D)Miller (D)Polidori (D)Scott (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)Agema (R)Amos (R)Booher (R)Brandenburg (R)
Calley (R)Casperson (R)Caswell (R)Caul (R)DeRoche (R)
Elsenheimer (R)Emmons (R)Gaffney (R)Garfield (R)Hansen (R)
Hildenbrand (R)Hoogendyk (R)Horn (R)Huizenga (R)Hune (R)
Jones, Rick (R)Knollenberg (R)LaJoy (R)Law, David (R)Marleau (R)
Meekhof (R)Meltzer (R)Moore (R)Moss (R)Nitz (R)
Opsommer (R)Palmer (R)Palsrok (R)Pastor (R)Pavlov (R)
Pearce (R)Proos (R)Robertson (R)Rocca (R)Schuitmaker (R)
Shaffer (R)Stahl (R)Steil (R)Ward (R)Wenke (R)


AGAINST

HOUSE DEMOCRATS

Bauer (D)Bieda (D)Clemente (D)Jones, Robert (D)Law, Kathleen (D)
Lindberg (D)Sak (D)Sheltrown (D)  

HOUSE REPUBLICANS

Ball (R)Green (R)Moolenaar (R)Nofs (R)Stakoe (R)
Walker (R)    


HOUSE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Hopgood (D)Sheen (R)



HOUSE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

Y    Accavitti (D)Y    Acciavatti (R)Y    Agema (R)Y    Amos (R)Y    Angerer (D)
  n  Ball (R)  n  Bauer (D)Y    Bennett (D)  n  Bieda (D)Y    Booher (R)
Y    Brandenburg (R)Y    Brown (D)Y    Byrnes (D)Y    Byrum (D)Y    Calley (R)
Y    Casperson (R)Y    Caswell (R)Y    Caul (R)Y    Cheeks (D)Y    Clack (D)
  n  Clemente (D)Y    Condino (D)Y    Constan (D)Y    Corriveau (D)Y    Coulouris (D)
Y    Cushingberry (D)Y    Dean (D)Y    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)Y    Garfield (R)Y    Gillard (D)Y    Gonzales (D)  n  Green (R)
Y    Griffin (D)Y    Hammel (D)Y    Hammon (D)Y    Hansen (R)Y    Hildenbrand (R)
Y    Hood (D)Y    Hoogendyk (R)  -  Hopgood (D)Y    Horn (R)Y    Huizenga (R)
Y    Hune (R)Y    Jackson (D)Y    Johnson (D)Y    Jones, Rick (R)  n  Jones, Robert (D)
Y    Knollenberg (R)Y    Lahti (D)Y    LaJoy (R)Y    Law, David (R)  n  Law, Kathleen (D)
Y    LeBlanc (D)Y    Leland (D)Y    Lemmons (D)  n  Lindberg (D)Y    Marleau (R)
Y    Mayes (D)Y    McDowell (D)Y    Meadows (D)Y    Meekhof (R)Y    Meisner (D)
Y    Melton (D)Y    Meltzer (R)Y    Miller (D)  n  Moolenaar (R)Y    Moore (R)
Y    Moss (R)Y    Nitz (R)  n  Nofs (R)Y    Opsommer (R)Y    Palmer (R)
Y    Palsrok (R)Y    Pastor (R)Y    Pavlov (R)Y    Pearce (R)Y    Polidori (D)
Y    Proos (R)Y    Robertson (R)Y    Rocca (R)  n  Sak (D)Y    Schuitmaker (R)
Y    Scott (D)Y    Shaffer (R)  -  Sheen (R)  n  Sheltrown (D)Y    Simpson (D)
Y    Smith, Alma (D)Y    Smith, Virgil (D)Y    Spade (D)Y    Stahl (R)  n  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 269 on 2007 House Bill 4869

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Comments

Sen. Van Woerkom's "no vote explanation"  by Admin003 on December 15, 2007 
Senator Van Woerkom, under his constitutional right of protest (Art. 4, Sec. 18), protested against the passage of House Bill No.4869 and moved that the statement he made during the discussion of the bill be printed as his reasons for voting "no."

The motion prevailed.

Senator Van Woerkom's statement is as follows:

I am concerned about the direction we are going in, in the name of sport. Even though we do allow boxing, we allow karate. We allow different types of martial arts here in the state of Michigan. I have seen some of these matches and they are pretty rough. I would just as soon draw the line, I guess, where we are at. I am concerned where the direction is going to be five or ten years from now. If we do this, what do we do next to be entertained? We have hockey, we have football, and we have boxing--all of those have afforded the opponents many injuries, even some deaths. With this sport, there has been a death, on November 30, from a martial arts entertainer, who had a blood clot down in Texas. The reaction in the newspaper was, "Well, you know the promoter had a license from the state of Texas and this is just one of the outcomes." I guess we can expect that from a sport like this.

I would say let's draw the line here in the state of Michigan. If they want to do it in other states, fine. I know it's almost heresy here to say let's not take those kinds of jobs here in the state of Michigan. I guess it is, in fact, a jobs killer if we don't take those jobs here in Michigan. I say let's draw the line. Let's not bring this to our state.


WRONG AGAIN  by Anonymous Citizen on December 3, 2007 
go to sherdog, read about sam in texas.... devastating... so much for that argument

new to michigan  by Anonymous Citizen on September 30, 2007 
I am a huge MMA fan and hope to be a fighter soon i came across this looking for a small show and discovered it a banned sport.. How disgusting is it when somebody can tell you a mildly tempered individual that you cannot engage in something that is of a basic human nature "in their language satan's will" because their ignorant archaic faiths of horrible deitys that slaughter homosexuals and whole citys tell them its not right.you guys dont have the heart to step in the cage and control opponents so you control citizen

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