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2008 House Bill 6014: Ban under age 16 operating a personal watercraft (Senate Roll Call 417)
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Passed 23 to 14 in the Senate on June 24, 2008, to prohibit anyone under age of 14 from operating a personal watercraft, and prohibit it for those age 14 or 15 unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or or an adult designated by the parent or guardian. The bill also changes the hours during which operation of a personal watercraft is prohibited to sunset until 8:00 a.m., rather than one hour before sunset until 8:00 a.m. under current law.
View All of House Bill 6014: History, Amendments & Comments 

The vote was 23 in favor, 14 against, and 1 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 417 at Senate Journal 63)

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Vote
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Against Against
Not Voting Not Voting
 Undecided
Republican
425842%
524852%
4964%
21 total votes
Democrat
821882%
178317%
1000%
17 total votes

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Ban under age 16 operating a personal watercraft

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS

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

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Allen (R)Birkholz (R)Bishop (R)Garcia (R)Kahn (R)
McManus (R)Pappageorge (R)Patterson (R)Sanborn (R) 


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Gleason (D)Jacobs (D)Switalski (D)

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Brown (R)Cassis (R)Cropsey (R)George (R)Gilbert (R)
Hardiman (R)Jansen (R)Jelinek (R)Kuipers (R)Richardville (R)
Van Woerkom (R)    


SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Stamas (R)



SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

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

Senate Roll Call 417 on 2008 House Bill 6014

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Comments

I Probably Could Not Care Less  by Anonymous Citizen on June 20, 2008 

What some Bozo riding a PWC does to himself.

I could not care more, though, what that same Bozo does to endanger me and my passengers while I am boating. Short of outlawing the dratted things altogether -- which would be the best solution -- at least the state should establish very strict control over who can operate a PWC, and when and where and how PWCs can be operated.

Nanny State hard at work!  by Anonymous Citizen on June 20, 2008 
All hail the great all powerful state government... again they must protect us from ourselves, for we couldn't begin to take care of ourselves. A worthless bill that protects us from what??

Why  by Anonymous Citizen on May 14, 2008 
don't you just put us all in chains you worthless morons?

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