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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Sept. 1, 2020 MI SB 745 Appropriates Funds for a Temporary Additional $300 Weekly Unemployment Benefit Bill Passed - House (106 - 3)
June 6, 2018 MI SB 897 Establishes Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients Bill Passed - House (62 - 47)
April 19, 2018 MI SB 897 Establishes Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11)
June 15, 2017 MI HB 4647 Establishes Teacher Pension Plan Bill Passed - House (55 - 52)
June 2, 2015 MI HB 4041 Amends Requirements to Receive Certain Assistance Funds Concurrence Vote Passed - House (74 - 34)
May 26, 2015 MI HB 4041 Amends Requirements to Receive Certain Assistance Funds Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
March 26, 2015 MI HB 4041 Requires School Attendance to Receive Assistance Funds Bill Passed - House (74 - 36)
Dec. 10, 2014 MI HB 4118 Requires Drug Testing For Certain Welfare Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
Dec. 10, 2014 MI SB 275 Requires Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
Dec. 3, 2014 MI HB 4118 Requires Drug Testing For Certain Welfare Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - House (74 - 35)
Dec. 3, 2014 MI SB 275 Requires Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (75 - 34)
June 3, 2014 MI HB 5575 Establishes the Mighigan Settlement Authority Administration Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
May 27, 2014 MI SB 934 Increases Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
May 27, 2014 MI SB 934 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (76 - 34)
May 22, 2014 MI HB 5575 Establishes the Mighigan Settlement Authority Administration Bill Passed - House (75 - 35)
Sept. 3, 2013 MI HB 4714 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Concurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 32)
Aug. 27, 2013 MI HB 4714 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18)
June 13, 2013 MI HB 4714 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (76 - 31)
Aug. 15, 2012 MI SB 1040 Amends Teacher Pension Plans Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 48)
Aug. 15, 2012 MI SB 1040 Amends Teacher Pension Plans Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
July 18, 2012 MI SB 1040 Amends Teacher Pension Plans Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (16 - 22)
June 14, 2012 MI SB 1040 Amends Teacher Pension Plans Bill Passed - House (57 - 47)
June 7, 2012 MI HB 5223 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (71 - 37)
May 17, 2012 MI SB 1040 Amends Teacher Pension Plans Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18)
Feb. 21, 2012 MI HB 5033 Requires Asset Tests to Determine Eligibility for State Assistance Programs Bill Passed - House (67 - 39)
Dec. 13, 2011 MI HB 4701 Amends the State Employee Retirement System Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Dec. 8, 2011 MI HB 4770 Prohibits Public Employers from Providing Medical Benefits to Public Employees Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 45)
Dec. 7, 2011 MI HB 4770 Prohibits Public Employers from Providing Medical Benefits to Public Employees Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 9)
Dec. 1, 2011 MI SB 806 Reduces Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
Nov. 3, 2011 MI HB 4701 Amends the State Employee Retirement System Bill Passed - House (63 - 45)
July 13, 2011 MI HB 4409 Amending the Social Welfare Act Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
July 13, 2011 MI HB 4410 Amending the Jet Program of the Social Welfare Act Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
May 12, 2011 MI HB 4480 Tax Exemption and Pension Bill Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 19)
May 12, 2011 MI HB 4483 State Tax on Retirement Distributions for Public Library Employees Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 19)
May 12, 2011 MI HB 4481 Public School Employees' Pension and Tax Exemption Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 19)
May 12, 2011 MI HB 4484 State Tax on Retirement Distributions for Judges and State Officials Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 19)
April 28, 2011 MI HB 4484 State Tax on Retirement Distributions for Judges and State Officials Bill Passed - House (57 - 52)
April 28, 2011 MI HB 4480 Tax Exemption and Pension Bill Bill Passed - House (56 - 52)
April 28, 2011 MI HB 4481 Public School Employees' Pension and Tax Exemption Bill Passed - House (56 - 50)
April 28, 2011 MI HB 4483 State Tax on Retirement Distributions for Public Library Employees Bill Passed - House (56 - 53)
March 23, 2011 MI HB 4408 Employment Compensation Fund Concurrence Vote Passed - House (65 - 44)
March 23, 2011 MI HB 4408 Employment Compensation Fund Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 13)
Date No. Title Outcome
9/01 SB 745 Appropriates Funds for a Temporary Additional $300 Weekly Unemployment Benefit Bill Passed - House (106 - 3)
6/06 SB 897 Establishes Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients Bill Passed - House (62 - 47)
4/19 SB 897 Establishes Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11)
6/15 HB 4647 Establishes Teacher Pension Plan Bill Passed - House (55 - 52)
6/02 HB 4041 Amends Requirements to Receive Certain Assistance Funds Concurrence Vote Passed - House (74 - 34)
5/26 HB 4041 Amends Requirements to Receive Certain Assistance Funds Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
3/26 HB 4041 Requires School Attendance to Receive Assistance Funds Bill Passed - House (74 - 36)
12/10 HB 4118 Requires Drug Testing For Certain Welfare Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
12/10 SB 275 Requires Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
12/03 HB 4118 Requires Drug Testing For Certain Welfare Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - House (74 - 35)
12/03 SB 275 Requires Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (75 - 34)
6/03 HB 5575 Establishes the Mighigan Settlement Authority Administration Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
5/27 SB 934 Increases Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
5/27 SB 934 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (76 - 34)
5/22 HB 5575 Establishes the Mighigan Settlement Authority Administration Bill Passed - House (75 - 35)
9/03 HB 4714 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Concurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 32)
8/27 HB 4714 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18)
6/13 HB 4714 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (76 - 31)
8/15 SB 1040 Amends Teacher Pension Plans Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 48)
8/15 SB 1040 Amends Teacher Pension Plans Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
7/18 SB 1040 Amends Teacher Pension Plans Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (16 - 22)
6/14 SB 1040 Amends Teacher Pension Plans Bill Passed - House (57 - 47)
6/07 HB 5223 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (71 - 37)
5/17 SB 1040 Amends Teacher Pension Plans Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18)
2/21 HB 5033 Requires Asset Tests to Determine Eligibility for State Assistance Programs Bill Passed - House (67 - 39)
12/13 HB 4701 Amends the State Employee Retirement System Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
12/08 HB 4770 Prohibits Public Employers from Providing Medical Benefits to Public Employees Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 45)
12/07 HB 4770 Prohibits Public Employers from Providing Medical Benefits to Public Employees Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 9)
12/01 SB 806 Reduces Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
11/03 HB 4701 Amends the State Employee Retirement System Bill Passed - House (63 - 45)
7/13 HB 4409 Amending the Social Welfare Act Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
7/13 HB 4410 Amending the Jet Program of the Social Welfare Act Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
5/12 HB 4480 Tax Exemption and Pension Bill Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 19)
5/12 HB 4483 State Tax on Retirement Distributions for Public Library Employees Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 19)
5/12 HB 4481 Public School Employees' Pension and Tax Exemption Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 19)
5/12 HB 4484 State Tax on Retirement Distributions for Judges and State Officials Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 19)
4/28 HB 4484 State Tax on Retirement Distributions for Judges and State Officials Bill Passed - House (57 - 52)
4/28 HB 4480 Tax Exemption and Pension Bill Bill Passed - House (56 - 52)
4/28 HB 4481 Public School Employees' Pension and Tax Exemption Bill Passed - House (56 - 50)
4/28 HB 4483 State Tax on Retirement Distributions for Public Library Employees Bill Passed - House (56 - 53)
3/23 HB 4408 Employment Compensation Fund Concurrence Vote Passed - House (65 - 44)
3/23 HB 4408 Employment Compensation Fund Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 13)

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