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2013 House Bill 4704: Restrict legal challenges to county budget (Senate Roll Call 479)
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Passed 29 to 8 in the Senate on October 31, 2013, to restrict legal challenges to the spending levels in a county’s annual budget, establishing that only "an elected official heading a branch of county government" and the chief judge of a court funded by a county have standing to bring such a challenge in court. Also, to establish that the state Court of Appeals is the only venue for such suits, and establish a legal presumption that the amount appropriated is sufficient. This relates to a recent challenge by the Wayne County Prosecutor over the amount of money the county board appropriated for that office.
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The vote was 29 in favor, 8 against, and 1 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 479)

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Against Against
Not Voting Not Voting
 Undecided
Democrat
415941%
505050%
8928%
12 total votes
Republican
92892%
7937%
1000%
26 total votes

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Restrict legal challenges to county budget

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Ananich (D)Anderson (D)Hood (D)Hopgood (D)Hunter (D)

SENATE REPUBLICANS

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)
Moolenaar (R)Nofs (R)Pappageorge (R)Pavlov (R)Proos (R)
Richardville (R)Robertson (R)Schuitmaker (R)Walker (R) 


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Bieda (D)Gregory (D)Johnson (D)Smith (D)Warren (D)
Whitmer (D)    

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Meekhof (R)Rocca (R)


SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Young (D)



SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

Y    Ananich (D)Y    Anderson (D)  n  Bieda (D)Y    Booher (R)Y    Brandenburg (R)
Y    Casperson (R)Y    Caswell (R)Y    Colbeck (R)Y    Emmons (R)Y    Green (R)
  n  Gregory (D)Y    Hansen (R)Y    Hildenbrand (R)Y    Hood (D)Y    Hopgood (D)
Y    Hune (R)Y    Hunter (D)Y    Jansen (R)  n  Johnson (D)Y    Jones (R)
Y    Kahn (R)Y    Kowall (R)Y    Marleau (R)  n  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)  -  Young (D)  

Senate Roll Call 479 on 2013 House Bill 4704

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