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Senate Roll Call 445 on
2011 House Bill 4409: Close welfare benefit time limit loopholes

Passed 24 to 12 in the Senate on July 13, 2011.
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To eliminate some of the loopholes from a supposed 48 month lifetime cap on the length of time a person can collect cash welfare benefits, and eliminate a 2011 sunset on imposing that cap. Among other things, this and House Bill 4410 would increase sanctions for violating certain welfare work or study requirements, no longer define 19 year old high school students as “children” eligible for welfare, require legal resident status be checked using the federal “e-verify” system in certain cases, require more frequent eligibility reviews, and more. The House and Senate Fiscal Agencies estimate the two-bill package would save the state around $60 million annually.

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12 total votes
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26 total votes

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SENATE DEMOCRATS
none

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)
Meekhof (R)Moolenaar (R)Nofs (R)Pavlov (R)Proos (R)
Richardville (R)Robertson (R)Rocca (R)Walker (R) 


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Anderson (D)Bieda (D)Gleason (D)Gregory (D)Hood (D)
Hopgood (D)Hunter (D)Johnson (D)Smith (D)Warren (D)
Whitmer (D)Young (D)   

SENATE REPUBLICANS
none


SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Pappageorge (R)Schuitmaker (R)

SENATE LEGISLATORS ORDERED BY NAME

  n  Anderson (D-6)  n  Bieda (D-9)Y    Booher (R-35)Y    Brandenburg (R-11)
Y    Casperson (R-38)Y    Caswell (R-16)Y    Colbeck (R-7)Y    Emmons (R-33)
  n  Gleason (D-27)Y    Green (R-31)  n  Gregory (D-14)Y    Hansen (R-34)
Y    Hildenbrand (R-29)  n  Hood (D-3)  n  Hopgood (D-8)Y    Hune (R-22)
  n  Hunter (D-5)Y    Jansen (R-28)  n  Johnson (D-2)Y    Jones (R-24)
Y    Kahn (R-32)Y    Kowall (R-15)Y    Marleau (R-12)Y    Meekhof (R-30)
Y    Moolenaar (R-36)Y    Nofs (R-19)  -  Pappageorge (R-13)Y    Pavlov (R-25)
Y    Proos (R-21)Y    Richardville (R-17)Y    Robertson (R-26)Y    Rocca (R-10)
  -  Schuitmaker (R-20)  n  Smith (D-4)Y    Walker (R-37)  n  Warren (D-18)
  n  Whitmer (D-23)  n  Young (D-1)  


Senate Roll Call 445 on 2011 House Bill 4409

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