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Senate Roll Call 419 on
2017 Senate Bill 609: “Bad driver tax” repeal and amnesty

Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on October 19, 2017.
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To repeal the “driver responsibility fees” (“bad driver tax”) that are assessed for various traffic violations, effective Sept. 30, 2018. Individuals who lost their driver's license for nonpayment of these fees could get it back (on payment of a $125 fee). Fees that have been owed for more than six years would be forgiven, but not more recent ones. These very expensive fees were originally adopted in 2003 to increase state revenues.
Note: House Bill 5040 would end the fees and give amnesty for all amounts owed, not just amounts in arrears for six years. The Snyder administration indicated the Governor would veto this due to the state revenue loss, and this bill's partial amnesty is seen as a negotiating position on that. More than 300,000 people owe more than $600 million for these fees, much of which is uncollectible, and thousands have lost their driver's license for nonpayment.

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Democrat
901090%
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9919%
11 total votes
Republican
100100%
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27 total votes

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IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Ananich (D)Bieda (D)Conyers (D)Gregory (D)Hertel (D)
Hood (D)Hopgood (D)Johnson (D)Knezek (D)Warren (D)

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Booher (R)Brandenburg (R)Casperson (R)Colbeck (R)Emmons (R)
Green (R)Hansen (R)Hildenbrand (R)Horn (R)Hune (R)
Jones (R)Knollenberg (R)Kowall (R)MacGregor (R)Marleau (R)
Meekhof (R)Nofs (R)O'Brien (R)Pavlov (R)Proos (R)
Robertson (R)Rocca (R)Schmidt (R)Schuitmaker (R)Shirkey (R)
Stamas (R)Zorn (R)   


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS
none

SENATE REPUBLICANS
none


SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Young (D)

SENATE LEGISLATORS ORDERED BY NAME

Y    Ananich (D)Y    Bieda (D)Y    Booher (R)Y    Brandenburg (R)
Y    Casperson (R)Y    Colbeck (R)Y    Conyers (D)Y    Emmons (R)
Y    Green (R)Y    Gregory (D)Y    Hansen (R)Y    Hertel (D)
Y    Hildenbrand (R)Y    Hood (D)Y    Hopgood (D)Y    Horn (R)
Y    Hune (R)Y    Johnson (D)Y    Jones (R)Y    Knezek (D)
Y    Knollenberg (R)Y    Kowall (R)Y    MacGregor (R)Y    Marleau (R)
Y    Meekhof (R)Y    Nofs (R)Y    O'Brien (R)Y    Pavlov (R)
Y    Proos (R)Y    Robertson (R)Y    Rocca (R)Y    Schmidt (R)
Y    Schuitmaker (R)Y    Shirkey (R)Y    Stamas (R)Y    Warren (D)
  -  Young (D)Y    Zorn (R)  


Senate Roll Call 419 on 2017 Senate Bill 609

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