Passed 32 to 4 in the Senate on July 15, 2003, to concur with the House version of the bill, which does not include the provision allowing a driver subject to the fees the option to choose to undergo a driver improvement course to avoid them. The House version also reserves some of the fee revenue from the fees to pay local governments for fire protection services provided to state buildings.
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The vote was 32 in favor, 4 against, and 2 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 371 at Senate Journal 68)
Impose "driver responsibility fees"
|Barcia (D)||Basham (D)||Bernero (D)||Brater (D)||Cherry (D)|
|Clark-Coleman (D)||Jacobs (D)||Olshove (D)||Prusi (D)||Schauer (D)|
|Switalski (D)||Thomas (D)|
|Allen (R)||Birkholz (R)||Bishop (R)||Brown (R)||Cassis (R)|
|Cropsey (R)||Garcia (R)||George (R)||Gilbert (R)||Goschka (R)|
|Hammerstrom (R)||Hardiman (R)||Jelinek (R)||Kuipers (R)||McManus (R)|
|Patterson (R)||Sanborn (R)||Stamas (R)||Toy (R)||Van Woerkom (R)|
|Clarke (D)||Emerson (D)||Leland (D)||Scott (D)|
SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE
|Johnson (R)||Sikkema (R)|
SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES
|Y Allen (R)||Y Barcia (D)||Y Basham (D)||Y Bernero (D)||Y Birkholz (R)|
|Y Bishop (R)||Y Brater (D)||Y Brown (R)||Y Cassis (R)||Y Cherry (D)|
|Y Clark-Coleman (D)||n Clarke (D)||Y Cropsey (R)||n Emerson (D)||Y Garcia (R)|
|Y George (R)||Y Gilbert (R)||Y Goschka (R)||Y Hammerstrom (R)||Y Hardiman (R)|
|Y Jacobs (D)||Y Jelinek (R)||- Johnson (R)||Y Kuipers (R)||n Leland (D)|
|Y McManus (R)||Y Olshove (D)||Y Patterson (R)||Y Prusi (D)||Y Sanborn (R)|
|Y Schauer (D)||n Scott (D)||- Sikkema (R)||Y Stamas (R)||Y Switalski (D)|
|Y Thomas (D)||Y Toy (R)||Y Van Woerkom (R)|
Senate Roll Call 371 on 2003 Senate Bill 509
I'm pleased to see that officers have empathy for the high fines associated with traffic offenses. Government is ineffective and revenue has to be made up somewhere. However, from someone who works in a casino and witnesses it every day (dumb luck occurs) Seven (7) points is not much and a few times in the wrong place at the wrong time can occur, so please show some compassion. The only thing I ask of police officers is with the drinking laws so devasating, try not to make all your arrests the east way (pulling anyone over random drivers between 1:30 a.m. and 2:15 a.m.) because the problems drinkers aren't out at that time. I understand you can pull anyone over at that time and make an arrest a high percentage. The problem with that is the one's that hurt innocent people that drink every day don't drive in those periods.
In genereal you are spot on, when you state that American love to blame someone else. In most cases the poorest drivers have the most points,