Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on September 21, 2010.
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The vote was 38 in favor, 0 against, and 0 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 424)
Ban welfare “bridge card” cash ATM withdrawal in casino
|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)|
|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)|
|Nofs (R)||Pappageorge (R)||Patterson (R)||Richardville (R)||Sanborn (R)|
|Stamas (R)||Van Woerkom (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)||Y Brown (R)||Y Cassis (R)||Y Cherry (D)|
|Y 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)||Y Jacobs (D)|
|Y Jansen (R)||Y Jelinek (R)||Y Kahn (R)||Y Kuipers (R)||Y McManus (R)|
|Y Nofs (R)||Y Olshove (D)||Y Pappageorge (R)||Y Patterson (R)||Y Prusi (D)|
|Y Richardville (R)||Y Sanborn (R)||Y Scott (D)||Y Stamas (R)||Y Switalski (D)|
|Y Thomas (D)||Y Van Woerkom (R)||Y Whitmer (D)|
Senate Roll Call 424 on 2010 Senate Bill 1432
Senator Hardiman’s statement is as follows:
I rise to speak in favor of Senate Bill No. 1432. It would require state government to work with ATM suppliers to ban the distribution of assistance payments at casinos. We found that in California many recipients of welfare assistance were withdrawing payments at casinos, and we believe this offers the opportunity to use those assistance payments for something other than what they are meant for, which is basic needs.
I introduced this bill so that we would prevent that behavior in Michigan. We have not found how much has been withdrawn from casinos, but we do have records given to us by the department for the Motor City Casino and Hotel. We found that in the year between September 1, 2009, to August 31, 2010, $87,340 in assistance payments were withdrawn. Therefore, we think this bill is much-needed. We need to preserve the public confidence in our welfare system and safeguard the use of public funds. Everyone needs a little help at one point. Most taxpayers are willing to provide for that. However, that support quickly changes when there is even the appearance of fraud or abuse.
I appreciate the body taking this amendment up, and I certainly appreciate the support and work with ATM providers. I also appreciate working with Chairman Richardville and the committee for their quick action on scheduling the bill. I ask for the body’s support.
Why could a welfare recepiant be able to pull out cash anywhere? Welfare is for lifes neccesities, and must only be used for food and those items regulated???? I am shocked that cash would be available at all????
I would like to know why casinos are singled out in this proposal. is the idea to limit the amount of money that welfare recipients spend on "unnecessary" goods and services, so they have more to spend on food, clothing, or bills? if this is the idea, why not regulate ATM's in movie theaters and sports stadiums also? I have a hunch that the singling out of casinos has something to do with where that welfare money is being invested.. say, in the hands of tribal governments, as opposed to ours? same old story.