Amendment offered by Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on September 24, 2008, to strip out the previous amendment, which had been recommended by the "committee of the whole," and which would allow charter schools in Detroit to expand. The amendment failed 18 to 20 in the Senate on September 24, 2008.
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The vote was 18 in favor, 20 against, and 0 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 565 at Senate Journal 79)
|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)|
|Allen (R)||Birkholz (R)||Bishop (R)||Brown (R)||Cassis (R)|
|Cropsey (R)||Garcia (R)||George (R)||Gilbert (R)||Hardiman (R)|
|Jansen (R)||Jelinek (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)||Y 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 565 on The amendment
[quote user="admin"]Introduced in the Senate on April 15, 2008, to leave in place a provision in the charter school law that expires at the end of 2008 which allows charter schools to transfer their property to another school. The effect would be to allow charter schools in Detroit to expand. Also, to allow a school district to share the criminal background check required for substitute bus drivers with another school district if the bus driver gives permission
The vote was 20 in favor, 18 opposed and 0 not voting
(Senate Roll Call 566 at Senate Journal 79)
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Note that the bill finally passed by both houses preserved the original focus of it, which was to allow sharing of criminal background checks. The part about leaving in place a provision in the charter school law that expires at the end of 2008 which allows charter schools to transfer their property to another school was added via parliamentary maneuver in the Senate, rejected by the House, and ultimately rejected by the Joint Committee that reconclied the differences between the Senate- and House-passed bills.
In this case, the legislature got its act together and did the right thing in the end. Unrelated or loosely related amendments to bills like this are sneaky tricks used to circumvent the usual legislative process of deliberation.
[quote user="admin"] Also, to allow a school district to share the criminal background check required for substitute bus drivers with another school district if the bus driver gives permission.[/quote]
FBI Prepares Vast Database Of Biometrics
$1 Billion Project to Include
Images of Irises and Faces
By Ellen Nakashima
Washington Post Staff
Saturday, December 22, 2007; A01
is embarking on a $1 billion effort to build the world's largest computer
data_base_ of peoples' physical characteristics, a project that would give the
government unprecedented abilities to identify individuals in the United States
Digital images of faces, fingerprints and palm patterns are
already flowing into FBI systems in a climate-controlled, secure _base_ment
here. Next month, the FBI intends to award a 10-year contract that would
significantly expand the amount and kinds of biometric information it receives.
And in the coming years, law enforcement authorities around the world will be
able to rely on iris patterns, face-shape data, scars and perhaps even the
unique ways people walk and talk, to solve crimes and identify criminals and
terrorists. The FBI will also retain, upon request by employers, the
fingerprints of employees who have undergone criminal background checks so the
employers can be notified if employees have brushes with the law.