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2009 House Bill 5599: Authorize 9-1-1 phone tax “fund raid” (Senate Roll Call 451)
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Passed 35 to 2 in the Senate on September 22, 2010, to take $5 million in the current fiscal year and $7 million in the next year from telephone tax money levied to pay for 9-1-1 emergency phone service infrastructure, and use it instead to displace state general fund money in the State Police budget, thus avoiding the need to cut or reform other state spending. The infrastructure this phone tax was intended to create was completed several years ago and the tax was supposed to end, but was extended through 2014 in 2008. There was a previous "fund raid" on this money in 2004, and another in 2006.
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The vote was 35 in favor, 2 against, and 1 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 451)

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Vote
In Favor In Favor
Against Against
Not Voting Not Voting
 Undecided
Republican
901090%
9919%
1000%
22 total votes
Democrat
93793%
1000%
6946%
16 total votes

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Authorize 9-1-1 phone tax “fund raid”

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)Thomas (D)Whitmer (D)

SENATE REPUBLICANS

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


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS
none

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Cropsey (R)Patterson (R)


SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Switalski (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)
Y    Jansen (R)Y    Jelinek (R)Y    Kahn (R)Y    Kuipers (R)Y    McManus (R)
Y    Nofs (R)Y    Olshove (D)Y    Pappageorge (R)  n  Patterson (R)Y    Prusi (D)
Y    Richardville (R)Y    Sanborn (R)Y    Scott (D)Y    Stamas (R)  -  Switalski (D)
Y    Thomas (D)Y    Van Woerkom (R)Y    Whitmer (D)  

Senate Roll Call 451 on 2009 House Bill 5599

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Re: 2009 House Bill 5599 (Authorize county 9-1-1 fee “fund raid” )  by suckingusdry on December 12, 2010 

 Wasn't there a bill 4 years ago or so that stated "money earmarked for a cause was only to be used for that cause and not used (stollen) for any other perpose



Re: 2009 House Bill 5599 (Authorize county 9-1-1 fee “fund raid” )  by hannah on November 14, 2010 

 as a 911 dispatcher I now understand why we are not obtaining updated equipment and/or extensive training. The money the public allocated to my profession is being taken away from us!  glad to hear the state citizens will have troopers, but who will take the calls and c that the troopers are dispatched?



Re: 2009 House Bill 5599 (Authorize county 9-1-1 fee “fund raid” )  by bapossum on September 16, 2010 

Clearly the message to voters is to never support "dedicated' or "earmarked" taxes or fees for whatever purpose, because legislators surely will "raid" (read steal) that money for their own purposes.  Please voters, just vote out all incumbents!



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