Passed 25 to 13 in the Senate on March 17, 2011, to repeal the state’s “item pricing” law, which mandates retailers place price tags on every item of merchandise, with certain exceptions. The measure was recommended by Gov. Rick Snyder, and will now go into effect on Sept. 1, 2011.
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The vote was 25 in favor, 13 against, and 0 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 74)
Repeal item pricing mandate
|Booher (R)||Brandenburg (R)||Casperson (R)||Caswell (R)||Colbeck (R)|
|Emmons (R)||Green (R)||Hansen (R)||Hildenbrand (R)||Hune (R)|
|Jansen (R)||Jones (R)||Kahn (R)||Kowall (R)||Marleau (R)|
|Meekhof (R)||Moolenaar (R)||Nofs (R)||Pappageorge (R)||Pavlov (R)|
|Proos (R)||Richardville (R)||Robertson (R)||Schuitmaker (R)||Walker (R)|
|Anderson (D)||Bieda (D)||Gleason (D)||Gregory (D)||Hood (D)|
|Hopgood (D)||Hunter (D)||Johnson (D)||Smith (D)||Warren (D)|
|Whitmer (D)||Young (D)|
SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES
|n Anderson (D)||n Bieda (D)||Y Booher (R)||Y Brandenburg (R)||Y Casperson (R)|
|Y Caswell (R)||Y Colbeck (R)||Y Emmons (R)||n Gleason (D)||Y Green (R)|
|n Gregory (D)||Y Hansen (R)||Y Hildenbrand (R)||n Hood (D)||n Hopgood (D)|
|Y Hune (R)||n Hunter (D)||Y Jansen (R)||n Johnson (D)||Y Jones (R)|
|Y Kahn (R)||Y Kowall (R)||Y Marleau (R)||Y Meekhof (R)||Y Moolenaar (R)|
|Y Nofs (R)||Y Pappageorge (R)||Y Pavlov (R)||Y Proos (R)||Y Richardville (R)|
|Y Robertson (R)||n Rocca (R)||Y Schuitmaker (R)||n Smith (D)||Y Walker (R)|
|n Warren (D)||n Whitmer (D)||n Young (D)|
Senate Roll Call 74 on 2011 House Bill 4158
ME TOO and for the same reason!
I like regulations. They keep people honest. Well, some people. Right now there is almost no one watching our meat supply in Michigan. We could be eating sickly chicken and worse, giving it to our children. I like clean water. I like the bridges checked out now and then to make sure they are not going to fall on the cars below. If I were one of the governors neighbors in A2, I would like to put an outhouse in my yard (if you listened to this years State of the State address) next to the Govenors patio where he has his BBQs. There are reasons they made laws for outhouses. Why doesn't anyone check this stuff out before getting rid of a regulation? What brought the law/regulation about is important too.
[quote user="gypsy"]Really? You mean the grocery stores will lower the price of food because they don't have to mark the products? They won't just pocket the savings?[/quote]
Grocery stores have to compete and they have to profitable. They will keep as much savings in profit as they can get away with. The funny thing about competition is that it eventually forces them to lower prices because their competitor did so in an attempt to take more market share. By increasing market share they can increase the amount of profit while actually lowering prices.