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2009 Senate Bill 638: Revise teacher tenure provisions (Senate Roll Call 672)
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Passed 20 to 13 in the Senate on December 3, 2009, to revise the “teacher tenure” law to allow a teacher to be fired or demoted for consistent ineffectiveness, as defined by the state Superintendent of Public Instruction. Under current law it is very difficult or impossible to fire a teacher.
View All of Senate Bill 638: History, Amendments & Comments 

The vote was 20 in favor, 13 against, and 5 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 672)

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In Favor In Favor
Against Against
Not Voting Not Voting
 Undecided
Republican
901090%
9919%
1000%
22 total votes
Democrat
1000%
683268%
316931%
16 total votes

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Revise teacher tenure provisions

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS
none

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Allen (R)Birkholz (R)Bishop (R)Brown (R)Cassis (R)
Cropsey (R)Garcia (R)George (R)Gilbert (R)Hardiman (R)
Jansen (R)Jelinek (R)Kuipers (R)McManus (R)Pappageorge (R)
Patterson (R)Richardville (R)Sanborn (R)Stamas (R)Van Woerkom (R)


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Anderson (D)Brater (D)Cherry (D)Clark-Coleman (D)Clarke (D)
Gleason (D)Jacobs (D)Olshove (D)Prusi (D)Switalski (D)
Whitmer (D)    

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Kahn (R)Nofs (R)


SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Barcia (D)Basham (D)Hunter (D)Scott (D)Thomas (D)



SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

Y    Allen (R)  n  Anderson (D)  -  Barcia (D)  -  Basham (D)Y    Birkholz (R)
Y    Bishop (R)  n  Brater (D)Y    Brown (R)Y    Cassis (R)  n  Cherry (D)
  n  Clark-Coleman (D)  n  Clarke (D)Y    Cropsey (R)Y    Garcia (R)Y    George (R)
Y    Gilbert (R)  n  Gleason (D)Y    Hardiman (R)  -  Hunter (D)  n  Jacobs (D)
Y    Jansen (R)Y    Jelinek (R)  n  Kahn (R)Y    Kuipers (R)Y    McManus (R)
  n  Nofs (R)  n  Olshove (D)Y    Pappageorge (R)Y    Patterson (R)  n  Prusi (D)
Y    Richardville (R)Y    Sanborn (R)  -  Scott (D)Y    Stamas (R)  n  Switalski (D)
  -  Thomas (D)Y    Van Woerkom (R)  n  Whitmer (D)  

Senate Roll Call 672 on 2009 Senate Bill 638

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