2012 House Bill 5688

Senate Roll Call 800: Passed

To authorize a Detroit streetlight authority with the power to borrow money to restore the city's streetlights, 70 percent of which are reportedly out. The bill requires passage of House Bill 5705, which would let Detroit earmark current utility tax revenue to pay off the new debt, and Senate Bill 970, which would suspend a required city income tax reduction until the new debt is paid off. It also allows Detroit's city unions to bargain for the unionization of the authority's employees.

25 Yeas / 13 Nays
Republican (16 Yeas / 10 Nays)
Democrat (9 Yeas / 3 Nays)