Passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on March 7, 2012, to prohibit school districts from using taxpayer resources (including their payroll processing systems) to deduct union dues or fees from employees’ pay, and then sending the money to a union. This practice is the current norm, so the bill would require unions to make alternative arrangements to collect dues or fees from school employees. The Senate added a modest appropriation, which has the effect of making it "referendum-proof." See House Joint Resolution W for an explanation.
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The vote was 20 in favor, 18 against, and 0 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 119)
Ban using public school resources to deduct union dues
|Booher (R)||Brandenburg (R)||Emmons (R)||Hansen (R)||Hildenbrand (R)|
|Hune (R)||Jansen (R)||Jones (R)||Kahn (R)||Kowall (R)|
|Marleau (R)||Meekhof (R)||Moolenaar (R)||Pappageorge (R)||Pavlov (R)|
|Richardville (R)||Robertson (R)||Rocca (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)|
|Casperson (R)||Caswell (R)||Colbeck (R)||Green (R)||Nofs (R)|
SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES
|n Anderson (D)||n Bieda (D)||Y Booher (R)||Y Brandenburg (R)||n Casperson (R)|
|n Caswell (R)||n Colbeck (R)||Y Emmons (R)||n Gleason (D)||n 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)|
|n Nofs (R)||Y Pappageorge (R)||Y Pavlov (R)||n Proos (R)||Y Richardville (R)|
|Y Robertson (R)||Y Rocca (R)||Y Schuitmaker (R)||n Smith (D)||Y Walker (R)|
|n Warren (D)||n Whitmer (D)||n Young (D)|
Senate Roll Call 119 on 2011 House Bill 4929
Taxpayer owned facilities or equipoment should not be used to serve as a collection vehicle for ANY union.
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