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2007 House Bill 4552: Increase penalties for certain animal abuse crimes (Senate Roll Call 723)
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Passed 32 to 5 in the Senate on December 4, 2008, to revise the animal abuse crime sentencing guidelines to allow for the consecutive sentences proposed by House Bill 4551 for abusing two or more animals, or abuse that results in the death of an animal.
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The vote was 32 in favor, 5 against, and 1 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 723 at Senate Journal 90)

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Against Against
Not Voting Not Voting
 Undecided
Republican
762476%
237723%
1000%
21 total votes
Democrat
94694%
1000%
5955%
17 total votes

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Increase penalties for certain animal abuse crimes

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)Scott (D)Switalski (D)Thomas (D)
Whitmer (D)    

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Allen (R)Birkholz (R)Bishop (R)Brown (R)Cassis (R)
Garcia (R)George (R)Gilbert (R)Hardiman (R)Jelinek (R)
Kahn (R)McManus (R)Pappageorge (R)Richardville (R)Stamas (R)
Van Woerkom (R)    


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS
none

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Cropsey (R)Jansen (R)Kuipers (R)Patterson (R)Sanborn (R)


SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Schauer (D)



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

Senate Roll Call 723 on 2007 House Bill 4552

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Comments

Rep. Elsenheimer's "no vote explanation"  by Admin003 on June 15, 2007 
Rep. Elsenheimer, 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 support the intent of this bill, but am opposed to the consecutive sentencing element, and also believe that the removal of the term 'willful' is not needed and actually weakens the bill. Sentencing needs to be proportional, and allowing consecutive sentencing in a situation like this may not be when related to human crimes."


2007 House Bill 4552 (Increase penalties for certain animal abuse crimes )  by admin on January 1, 2001 
Introduced in the House on March 29, 2007, to revise the animal abuse crime sentencing guidelines to allow for the consecutive sentences proposed by House Bill 4551 for abusing two or more animals, or abuse that results in the death of an animal

The vote was 80 in favor, 26 opposed and 4 not voting

(House Roll Call 213 at House Journal 61)

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