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2007 Senate Bill 410: Levy state 9-1-1 phone tax (House Roll Call 617)
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Passed 95 to 13 in the House on December 12, 2007, to replace existing 9-1-1 emergency phone service levies and a 29-cent monthly 9-1-1 cell phone tax with a new tax that initially would be 19 cents per line but could later rise to 25 cents, to be collected by all providers of telephone service of whatever type (landline, cable, VOIP, cellular, etc.) This would in addition to existing county 9-1-1 millages and taxes, which they could continue to collect for county or multi-county 9-1-1 systems. The tax would be capped at 10 lines per facility.
View All of Senate Bill 410: History, Amendments & Comments 

The vote was 95 in favor, 13 against, and 2 not voting.
(House Roll Call 617 at House Journal 132)

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Against Against
Not Voting Not Voting
 Undecided
Democrat
93793%
3973%
3973%
58 total votes
Republican
782278%
217921%
1000%
52 total votes

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Levy state 9-1-1 phone tax

IN FAVOR

HOUSE DEMOCRATS

Accavitti (D)Angerer (D)Bauer (D)Bennett (D)Brown (D)
Byrnes (D)Cheeks (D)Clack (D)Clemente (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)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)
Miller (D)Polidori (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)Amos (R)Ball (R)Booher (R)Calley (R)
Casperson (R)Caswell (R)Caul (R)Elsenheimer (R)Emmons (R)
Gaffney (R)Hansen (R)Hildenbrand (R)Horn (R)Huizenga (R)
Jones, Rick (R)Knollenberg (R)LaJoy (R)Law, David (R)Marleau (R)
Meekhof (R)Moolenaar (R)Moore (R)Moss (R)Nitz (R)
Nofs (R)Opsommer (R)Palsrok (R)Pastor (R)Pavlov (R)
Pearce (R)Proos (R)Robertson (R)Schuitmaker (R)Shaffer (R)
Sheen (R)Stahl (R)Stakoe (R)Steil (R)Walker (R)
Wenke (R)    


AGAINST

HOUSE DEMOCRATS

Bieda (D)Sak (D)

HOUSE REPUBLICANS

Agema (R)Brandenburg (R)DeRoche (R)Garfield (R)Green (R)
Hoogendyk (R)Hune (R)Meltzer (R)Palmer (R)Rocca (R)
Ward (R)    


HOUSE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Byrum (D)Griffin (D)



HOUSE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

Y    Accavitti (D)Y    Acciavatti (R)  n  Agema (R)Y    Amos (R)Y    Angerer (D)
Y    Ball (R)Y    Bauer (D)Y    Bennett (D)  n  Bieda (D)Y    Booher (R)
  n  Brandenburg (R)Y    Brown (D)Y    Byrnes (D)  -  Byrum (D)Y    Calley (R)
Y    Casperson (R)Y    Caswell (R)Y    Caul (R)Y    Cheeks (D)Y    Clack (D)
Y    Clemente (D)Y    Condino (D)Y    Constan (D)Y    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)  n  Green (R)
  -  Griffin (D)Y    Hammel (D)Y    Hammon (D)Y    Hansen (R)Y    Hildenbrand (R)
Y    Hood (D)  n  Hoogendyk (R)Y    Hopgood (D)Y    Horn (R)Y    Huizenga (R)
  n  Hune (R)Y    Jackson (D)Y    Johnson (D)Y    Jones, Rick (R)Y    Jones, Robert (D)
Y    Knollenberg (R)Y    Lahti (D)Y    LaJoy (R)Y    Law, David (R)Y    Law, Kathleen (D)
Y    LeBlanc (D)Y    Leland (D)Y    Lemmons (D)Y    Lindberg (D)Y    Marleau (R)
Y    Mayes (D)Y    McDowell (D)Y    Meadows (D)Y    Meekhof (R)Y    Meisner (D)
Y    Melton (D)  n  Meltzer (R)Y    Miller (D)Y    Moolenaar (R)Y    Moore (R)
Y    Moss (R)Y    Nitz (R)Y    Nofs (R)Y    Opsommer (R)  n  Palmer (R)
Y    Palsrok (R)Y    Pastor (R)Y    Pavlov (R)Y    Pearce (R)Y    Polidori (D)
Y    Proos (R)Y    Robertson (R)  n  Rocca (R)  n  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)Y    Walker (R)
  n  Ward (R)Y    Warren (D)Y    Wenke (R)Y    Wojno (D)Y    Young (D)

House Roll Call 617 on 2007 Senate Bill 410

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Comments

Rep. Meltzer's "no vote explanation"  by Admin003 on December 15, 2007 
Rep. Meltzer, having reserved the right to explain her protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

"Mr. Speaker and members of the House:

The proposed fee increase in SB 410 and SB 411 is nothing short of a tax hike. If this bill passes, everyone who uses a cell phone will get hit with higher monthly bills.

Money for public safety programs should properly come from the General Fund - not from a new telephone tax. This is another example of lawmakers trying to fix Michigan's budget problems through quick fixes and patchwork solutions.

Moreover, after a year, localities could raise fees without a cap or any oversight.

Funding the 9-1-1 emergency system is absolutely a priority, but creating a new telephone tax is not the answer. For these reasons, I cannot support this bill at this time."


it's a shame that  by Anonymous Citizen on October 8, 2007 
those sworn to serve the public, protect the constitution, and enforce the law must now collect the revenue.

End The Occupation Now  by Anonymous Citizen on October 8, 2007 
We don't need these over blown ego driven revenue agents anymore..probably never did.
Tell jenny she can hire a private security team if she wants. Protect and serve is now just a quaint saying from a time long ago.
The most likely scenario if your daughter breaks down on the highway is, and this is assuming the state cop actually stops is "ok, tell me how much you been drinkin, we'll go easy on you, can I search your vehicle?"

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