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2007 Senate Bill 860: Impose groundwater use restrictions and permitting mandates (Senate Roll Call 322)
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Amendment offered by Sen. Liz Brater (D) on May 15, 2008, to establish that groundwater is a "public trust" in the same fashion as surface water (streams and lakes). This would in effect repeal the riparian water use doctrine of Michigan law, which establishes that a property owner has a property right to the use of groundwater drawn from beneath his or her land, as long as this does not interfere with another person’s use of groundwater. Instead, property owners would not have a have an ownership right, but could use groundwater only if the state grants permission. The amendment failed 19 to 18 in the Senate on May 15, 2008.
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The vote was 19 in favor, 18 against, and 1 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 322 at Senate Journal 48)

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Not Voting Not Voting
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Republican
9919%
851585%
4964%
21 total votes
Democrat
100100%
1000%
1000%
17 total votes
Voters
1000%
100100%
1000%
1 total vote

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IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Anderson (D)Barcia (D)Basham (D)Brater (D)Cherry (D)
Clark-Coleman (D)Clarke (D)Gleason (D)Hunter (D)Jacobs (D)
Olshove (D)Prusi (D)Schauer (D)Scott (D)Switalski (D)
Thomas (D)Whitmer (D)   

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Kahn (R)Richardville (R)


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS
none

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Allen (R)Birkholz (R)Bishop (R)Brown (R)Cassis (R)
Garcia (R)George (R)Gilbert (R)Hardiman (R)Jansen (R)
Jelinek (R)Kuipers (R)McManus (R)Pappageorge (R)Patterson (R)
Sanborn (R)Stamas (R)Van Woerkom (R)  


SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Cropsey (R)



SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

  n  Allen (R)Y    Anderson (D)Y    Barcia (D)Y    Basham (D)  n  Birkholz (R)
  n  Bishop (R)Y    Brater (D)  n  Brown (R)  n  Cassis (R)Y    Cherry (D)
Y    Clark-Coleman (D)Y    Clarke (D)  -  Cropsey (R)  n  Garcia (R)  n  George (R)
  n  Gilbert (R)Y    Gleason (D)  n  Hardiman (R)Y    Hunter (D)Y    Jacobs (D)
  n  Jansen (R)  n  Jelinek (R)Y    Kahn (R)  n  Kuipers (R)  n  McManus (R)
Y    Olshove (D)  n  Pappageorge (R)  n  Patterson (R)Y    Prusi (D)Y    Richardville (R)
  n  Sanborn (R)Y    Schauer (D)Y    Scott (D)  n  Stamas (R)Y    Switalski (D)
Y    Thomas (D)  n  Van Woerkom (R)Y    Whitmer (D)  

Senate Roll Call 322 on The amendment

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