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2011 Senate Bill 683: Pre-fund (optional) state retiree health benefits (Senate Roll Call 89)
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Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on February 21, 2012, to appropriate $250.9 million to "pre-fund" optional post-retirement health insurance benefits the legislature has chosen to give state government retirees. Under current law, these benefits are paid each year out of regular state government revenue. Unlike pensions, the Supreme Court has ruled these are not "accrued benefits" and so may be eliminated or cut at any time; former employees who get them are still eligible for Medicare at age 65.
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The vote was 36 in favor, 0 against, and 2 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 89)

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Against Against
Not Voting Not Voting
 Undecided
Democrat
831783%
1000%
168416%
12 total votes
Republican
100100%
1000%
1000%
26 total votes

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Pre-fund (optional) state retiree health benefits

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Anderson (D)Bieda (D)Gleason (D)Gregory (D)Hood (D)
Hopgood (D)Johnson (D)Smith (D)Warren (D)Whitmer (D)

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Booher (R)Brandenburg (R)Casperson (R)Caswell (R)Colbeck (R)
Emmons (R)Green (R)Hansen (R)Hildenbrand (R)Hune (R)
Jansen (R)Jones (R)Kahn (R)Kowall (R)Marleau (R)
Meekhof (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
none


SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Hunter (D)Young (D)



SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

Y    Anderson (D)Y    Bieda (D)Y    Booher (R)Y    Brandenburg (R)Y    Casperson (R)
Y    Caswell (R)Y    Colbeck (R)Y    Emmons (R)Y    Gleason (D)Y    Green (R)
Y    Gregory (D)Y    Hansen (R)Y    Hildenbrand (R)Y    Hood (D)Y    Hopgood (D)
Y    Hune (R)  -  Hunter (D)Y    Jansen (R)Y    Johnson (D)Y    Jones (R)
Y    Kahn (R)Y    Kowall (R)Y    Marleau (R)Y    Meekhof (R)Y    Moolenaar (R)
Y    Nofs (R)Y    Pappageorge (R)Y    Pavlov (R)Y    Proos (R)Y    Richardville (R)
Y    Robertson (R)Y    Rocca (R)Y    Schuitmaker (R)Y    Smith (D)Y    Walker (R)
Y    Warren (D)Y    Whitmer (D)  -  Young (D)  

Senate Roll Call 89 on 2011 Senate Bill 683

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