How They Voted

While the Legislature is adjourned for a primary election campaign break, the Roll Call Report is reviewing key votes of the 2013-2014 session.

Senate Bill 257, Expand “Business Improvement Zone” tax-and-spend entities: Passed 77 to 31 in the House on September 12, 2013

The House vote on the bill described above. This was signed into law on Oct. 8, 2013

Rep. Edward McBroom, R – Vulcan, No

Senate Bill 175, Undo National Guard pension reform: Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on May 22, 2013

To reverse a 2010 reform that eliminated “defined benefit” pensions for future Michigan National Guard commanders and their assistants, and instead provided 401k benefits. The 2010 reform was adopted following reports of these “Adjutant Generals” being granted generous state pensions based on limited state service ($78,000 to $133,000 for 1.5 years to 13 years service).

Sen. Tom Casperson, R – Escanaba , Yes

Senate Bill 38, Authorize wage garnishment for nonpayment of “administrative hearing bureau” fines: Passed 95 to 15 in the House on November 14, 2013

The House vote on the bill described above. This was signed into law on Dec. 17, 2013.

Rep. Edward McBroom, R – Vulcan, Yes

Senate Bill 39, Authorize foreclosure for nonpayment of “administrative hearing bureau” fines: Passed 103 to 7 in the House on November 14, 2013

The House vote on the bill described above. This was signed into law on Dec. 17, 2013.

Rep. Edward McBroom, R – Vulcan, Yes

Senate Bill 218, Expand borrow-and-spend “water resource improvement authorities”: Passed 92 to 16 in the House on April 18, 2013

The House vote on the bill described above. This was signed into law on May 9, 2013.

Rep. Edward McBroom, R – Vulcan, Yes

Senate Bill 288, Give NRC duty of designating huntable game species: Passed 72 to 38 in the House on May 2, 2013

The House vote on the bill described above. This was signed into law on May 8, 2013.

Rep. Edward McBroom, R – Vulcan, Yes

Senate Bill 347, Expand MSHDA developer subsidies: Passed 88 to 20 in the House on September 12, 2013

The House vote on the bill described above. This was signed into law on September 24, 2013.

Rep. Edward McBroom, R – Vulcan, No

Senate Bill 163, Limit DEQ wetland use restrictions: Passed 66 to 42 in the House on June 12, 2013

The House vote on the bill described above. This was signed into law on July 2, 2013.

Rep. Edward McBroom, R – Vulcan, No

Senate Bill 175, Undo National Guard pension reform: Passed 91 to 14 in the House on June 6, 2013

The House vote on a revised version of the bill described above. The House slightly limited eligibility for these benefits compared to the Senate version and the pre-2010 law, but also added some exceptions to the new limits. This was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 2, 2013.

Rep. Edward McBroom, R – Vulcan, Yes

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Source: MichiganVotes.org, a free, non-partisan website.