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Senate Roll Call 297 on
2013 House Bill 4529: Establish and impose minimum indigent defense standards

Passed 33 to 4 in the Senate on June 19, 2013.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To create a Michigan indigent defense commission to establish statewide standards and accountability measures for court-appointed attorneys who represent indigent criminal defendants, and establish a process by which all counties in the state would be required to conform with the standards. If a local failed to adopt them, the commission could take over its indigent defense administration, and impose a gradually increasing portion of the state’s costs for this, up to 40 percent. Locals would be responsible for maintaining funding at current levels, and all this would be subject to a detailed mediation and appeals process. The bill authorizes but does not fund state grants to cover increased costs.

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IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS

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

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Booher (R)Casperson (R)Caswell (R)Colbeck (R)Emmons (R)
Hansen (R)Hildenbrand (R)Jansen (R)Jones (R)Kowall (R)
Marleau (R)Moolenaar (R)Nofs (R)Pappageorge (R)Pavlov (R)
Proos (R)Richardville (R)Robertson (R)Rocca (R)Schuitmaker (R)
Walker (R)    


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS
none

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Green (R)Hune (R)Kahn (R)Meekhof (R)


SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Brandenburg (R)

SENATE LEGISLATORS ORDERED BY NAME

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


Senate Roll Call 297 on 2013 House Bill 4529