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2008 House Bill 6608: Revise LP gas sale regulation (Senate Roll Call 780)
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Passed 29 to 9 in the Senate on December 10, 2008, to repeal a prohibition on the buying and selling of propane gas by a "flat rate" method. Reportedly, due to recent interpretations by state weights-and-measures officials, without the legislation the practice of consumers exchanging empty gas grill cylinders for full ones at retail stores might be prohibited.
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The vote was 29 in favor, 9 against, and 0 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 780 at Senate Journal 91)

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Republican
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21 total votes
Democrat
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17 total votes

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Revise LP gas sale regulation

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Barcia (D)Basham (D)Clarke (D)Gleason (D)Hunter (D)
Olshove (D)Schauer (D)Switalski (D)Thomas (D) 

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)Richardville (R)Sanborn (R)Stamas (R)Van Woerkom (R)


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Anderson (D)Brater (D)Cherry (D)Clark-Coleman (D)Jacobs (D)
Prusi (D)Scott (D)Whitmer (D)  

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Patterson (R)




SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

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

Senate Roll Call 780 on 2008 House Bill 6608

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Re: 2008 House Bill 6608 (Revise LP gas sale regulation )  by MichiganVotes.org Editor on December 12, 2008 

 


Senator Whitmer, under her constitutional right of protest (Art. 4, Sec. 18), protested against the passage of House Bill No. 6608 and moved that the statement she made during the discussion of the bill be printed as her reasons for voting “no.”


The motion prevailed.


Senator Whitmer’s statement is as follows:


I rise in opposition to this bill and regrettably so. The practice legalized in this bill is common practice, and I support the intentions of the bill’s sponsor, my friend and colleague from Ingham County, Representative Byrum, to facilitate the practice of many of our mom-and-pop stores around the state selling propane to consumers.


Unfortunately, I think the current version of this bill creates some potential problems for consumers. Selling propane at a flat rate without informing the consumer of the amount of propane they are receiving is akin to buying a turkey without knowing its weight or filling up at the gas station for $50 without knowing how much gasoline you are receiving.


We discussed possible fixes in committee, and I have tried to work with the bill’s sponsor and stakeholders to craft language that legalizes a common practice while protecting consumers. Unfortunately, we have not reached that point in the short time we have left.


Because of my concerns for consumers given the current language in the bill, I will regrettably vote “no” on House Bill No. 6608.



I think you got it backwards.  by Anonymous Citizen on November 14, 2008 
The bill actually permits a "flat rate" price for small portable cylinders.

And it leaves all of the currently allowable methods of sale in place, namely, by the pound, gallon, or metered cubic foot.

Thanks...MP

2008 House Bill 6608 (Revise LP gas sale regulation )  by admin on January 1, 2001 
Introduced in the House on November 6, 2008, to repeal a prohibition on the buying and selling of propane gas by a "flat rate" method. This would only apply to quantities less than 100 pounds. Reportedly, due to recent interpretations by state weights-and-measures offials, without the legislation the practice of consumers exchanging empty gas grill cylinders for full ones at retail stores might be prohibited

The vote was 104 in favor, 0 opposed and 6 not voting

(House Roll Call 849 at House Journal 85)

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