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Senate Roll Call 939 on
2014 House Joint Resolution UU: Place sales tax increase 7 percent on ballot

Passed 26 to 12 in the Senate on December 19, 2014.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To place before voters in a May 5, 2015 election a constitutional amendment that would increase the state sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent. The proposal would also prohibit using money earmarked to the state School Aid Fund to support state universities, and earmark a specified portion of the state Use Tax to this fund. If voters do not approve the ballot measure then a large fuel tax increase (House Bill 5477) and several related measures would not go into effect. The complete package represents a net tax increase of $1.945 billion, of which $1.2 billion would go to road projects.

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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)
Whitmer (D)    

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Booher (R)Casperson (R)Caswell (R)Emmons (R)Green (R)
Hansen (R)Jansen (R)Jones (R)Kahn (R)Kowall (R)
Meekhof (R)Nofs (R)Pappageorge (R)Richardville (R)Walker (R)


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Young (D)

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Brandenburg (R)Colbeck (R)Hildenbrand (R)Hune (R)Marleau (R)
Moolenaar (R)Pavlov (R)Proos (R)Robertson (R)Rocca (R)
Schuitmaker (R)    


SENATE LEGISLATORS ORDERED BY NAME

Y    Ananich (D-27)Y    Anderson (D-6)Y    Bieda (D-9)Y    Booher (R-35)
  n  Brandenburg (R-11)Y    Casperson (R-38)Y    Caswell (R-16)  n  Colbeck (R-7)
Y    Emmons (R-33)Y    Green (R-31)Y    Gregory (D-14)Y    Hansen (R-34)
  n  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)
Y    Kahn (R-32)Y    Kowall (R-15)  n  Marleau (R-12)Y    Meekhof (R-30)
  n  Moolenaar (R-36)Y    Nofs (R-19)Y    Pappageorge (R-13)  n  Pavlov (R-25)
  n  Proos (R-21)Y    Richardville (R-17)  n  Robertson (R-26)  n  Rocca (R-10)
  n  Schuitmaker (R-20)Y    Smith (D-4)Y    Walker (R-37)Y    Warren (D-18)
Y    Whitmer (D-23)  n  Young (D-1)  


Senate Roll Call 939 on 2014 House Joint Resolution UU