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2008 House Bill 5809: Appropriations: 2008-2009 DLEG budget (Senate Roll Call 344)
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Amendment offered by Sen. Martha G. Scott (D) on May 27, 2008, to strip out a provision prohibiting the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration from developing and imposing on businesses "ergonomics" regulations, and to add $11,000 for this purpose. The amendment failed 17 to 21 in the Senate on May 27, 2008.
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The vote was 17 in favor, 21 against, and 0 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 344 at Senate Journal 52)

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21 total votes
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17 total votes

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The amendment

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
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AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS
none

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Allen (R)Birkholz (R)Bishop (R)Brown (R)Cassis (R)
Cropsey (R)Garcia (R)George (R)Gilbert (R)Hardiman (R)
Jansen (R)Jelinek (R)Kahn (R)Kuipers (R)McManus (R)
Pappageorge (R)Patterson (R)Richardville (R)Sanborn (R)Stamas (R)
Van Woerkom (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)  n  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)  n  Kahn (R)  n  Kuipers (R)  n  McManus (R)
Y    Olshove (D)  n  Pappageorge (R)  n  Patterson (R)Y    Prusi (D)  n  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 344 on The amendment

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Comments

"no vote explanation of"  by Admin003 on March 22, 2008 
Rep. Emmons, 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:

House leadership failed to allow adequate time for study of this bill. One minute to study an appropriation bill is completely irresponsible and inadequate. Due to that short period to scrutinize HB 5809 I must vote no.”


"no vote explanation of"  by Admin003 on March 22, 2008 
Rep. Palsrok, having reserved the right to explain his protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

“Mr. Speaker and members of the House:

While I support many programs in this budget, as a whole it has severe problems that need correcting. I cannot ignore the lack of reforms and new structural deficits this bill creates.

The FY 2008-2009 budget is dependent on the Democrats’ $1.4 billion tax hike as well as several one-time funding gimmicks. If we allow spending to go unchecked, we will have to raise taxes again in the near future.

The director of the non-partisan House Fiscal Agency has said we cannot afford the governor’s proposed level of spending. The House Democrat budget is even higher than what the governor proposed. I refuse to support spending we cannot afford, especially since doing so will set the stage for another tax hike.

Not enough was done last year to cut waste and reform government, and as a result taxes went up. If we want to fix our economy, we need to get our spending problem under control. This budget does not do that.

Furthermore, once again a substitute was submitted at the last moment. Members were not afforded the opportunity to review the contents of the substitute. Therefore, I am further resolved in my opposition, not only in the substance of the bill but in the process in which it was passed.

For these reasons, I cannot support this bill at this time.”


"no vote explanation of"  by Admin003 on March 22, 2008 
Rep. Moore, having reserved the right to explain his protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

“Mr. Speaker and members of the House:

I can’t vote for a bill that the majority party allows us 2 minutes to read a 51 page substitute. The original version had a 106% increase in GF dollars. As a state we can’t afford this.”


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