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2011 House Bill 5223: Require drug testing of welfare applicants (House Roll Call 383)
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Passed 71 to 37 in the House on June 7, 2012, to require drug testing of repipients of state welfare benefits if an "empirically validated screening tool" suggests a reasonable suspicion, and prohibit benefits if a person tests positive.
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The vote was 71 in favor, 37 against, and 2 not voting.
(House Roll Call 383)

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Against Against
Not Voting Not Voting
 Undecided
Republican
98298%
1991%
1000%
63 total votes
Democrat
198119%
762476%
4964%
47 total votes

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Require drug testing of welfare applicants

IN FAVOR

HOUSE DEMOCRATS

Brunner (D)Clemente (D)Haugh (D)Lane (D)LeBlanc (D)
Liss (D)Nathan (D)Schmidt, R. (D)Smiley (D) 

HOUSE REPUBLICANS

Agema (R)Bolger (R)Bumstead (R)Callton (R)Cotter (R)
Crawford (R)Daley (R)Damrow (R)Denby (R)Farrington (R)
Forlini (R)Foster (R)Franz (R)Genetski (R)Gilbert (R)
Glardon (R)Goike (R)Graves (R)Haines (R)Haveman (R)
Heise (R)Hooker (R)Horn (R)Hughes (R)Huuki (R)
Jacobsen (R)Jenkins (R)Johnson (R)Knollenberg (R)Kowall (R)
Kurtz (R)LaFontaine (R)Lori (R)Lund (R)Lyons (R)
MacGregor (R)MacMaster (R)McBroom (R)Moss (R)Muxlow (R)
Nesbitt (R)O'Brien (R)Olson (R)Opsommer (R)Ouimet (R)
Outman (R)Pettalia (R)Poleski (R)Potvin (R)Price (R)
Pscholka (R)Rendon (R)Rogers (R)Schmidt, W. (R)Shaughnessy (R)
Shirkey (R)Somerville (R)Stamas (R)Tyler (R)Walsh (R)
Yonker (R)Zorn (R)   


AGAINST

HOUSE DEMOCRATS

Ananich (D)Barnett (D)Bauer (D)Bledsoe (D)Brown (D)
Byrum (D)Cavanagh (D)Constan (D)Darany (D)Dillon (D)
Durhal (D)Geiss (D)Greimel (D)Hammel (D)Hobbs (D)
Hovey-Wright (D)Howze (D)Irwin (D)Jackson (D)Kandrevas (D)
Lipton (D)McCann (D)Meadows (D)Oakes (D)Rutledge (D)
Santana (D)Segal (D)Slavens (D)Stallworth (D)Stanley (D)
Stapleton (D)Switalski (D)Talabi (D)Tlaib (D)Townsend (D)
Womack (D)    

HOUSE REPUBLICANS

McMillin (R)


HOUSE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Lindberg (D)Olumba (D)



HOUSE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

Y    Agema (R)  n  Ananich (D)  n  Barnett (D)  n  Bauer (D)  n  Bledsoe (D)
Y    Bolger (R)  n  Brown (D)Y    Brunner (D)Y    Bumstead (R)  n  Byrum (D)
Y    Callton (R)  n  Cavanagh (D)Y    Clemente (D)  n  Constan (D)Y    Cotter (R)
Y    Crawford (R)Y    Daley (R)Y    Damrow (R)  n  Darany (D)Y    Denby (R)
  n  Dillon (D)  n  Durhal (D)Y    Farrington (R)Y    Forlini (R)Y    Foster (R)
Y    Franz (R)  n  Geiss (D)Y    Genetski (R)Y    Gilbert (R)Y    Glardon (R)
Y    Goike (R)Y    Graves (R)  n  Greimel (D)Y    Haines (R)  n  Hammel (D)
Y    Haugh (D)Y    Haveman (R)Y    Heise (R)  n  Hobbs (D)Y    Hooker (R)
Y    Horn (R)  n  Hovey-Wright (D)  n  Howze (D)Y    Hughes (R)Y    Huuki (R)
  n  Irwin (D)  n  Jackson (D)Y    Jacobsen (R)Y    Jenkins (R)Y    Johnson (R)
  n  Kandrevas (D)Y    Knollenberg (R)Y    Kowall (R)Y    Kurtz (R)Y    LaFontaine (R)
Y    Lane (D)Y    LeBlanc (D)  -  Lindberg (D)  n  Lipton (D)Y    Liss (D)
Y    Lori (R)Y    Lund (R)Y    Lyons (R)Y    MacGregor (R)Y    MacMaster (R)
Y    McBroom (R)  n  McCann (D)  n  McMillin (R)  n  Meadows (D)Y    Moss (R)
Y    Muxlow (R)Y    Nathan (D)Y    Nesbitt (R)Y    O'Brien (R)  n  Oakes (D)
Y    Olson (R)  -  Olumba (D)Y    Opsommer (R)Y    Ouimet (R)Y    Outman (R)
Y    Pettalia (R)Y    Poleski (R)Y    Potvin (R)Y    Price (R)Y    Pscholka (R)
Y    Rendon (R)Y    Rogers (R)  n  Rutledge (D)  n  Santana (D)Y    Schmidt, R. (D)
Y    Schmidt, W. (R)  n  Segal (D)Y    Shaughnessy (R)Y    Shirkey (R)  n  Slavens (D)
Y    Smiley (D)Y    Somerville (R)  n  Stallworth (D)Y    Stamas (R)  n  Stanley (D)
  n  Stapleton (D)  n  Switalski (D)  n  Talabi (D)  n  Tlaib (D)  n  Townsend (D)
Y    Tyler (R)Y    Walsh (R)  n  Womack (D)Y    Yonker (R)Y    Zorn (R)

House Roll Call 383 on 2011 House Bill 5223

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Comments

Re: 2011 House Bill 5223 (Require drug testing of welfare applicants )  by gypsy on July 13, 2012 
Requiring drug testing to get assistance is making the assumption people are poor because they are drug addicts. A person is poor for many reasons. Being judged a criminal because of your poverty is just plain wrong. It's the job of the police to catch criminals, not social workers.

Re: 2011 House Bill 5223 (Require drug testing of welfare applicants )  by TaterSalad on July 11, 2012 
When a person receives welfare payments from the government, paid for by the taxpayers and the taxpayers want drug testing on these recipients then it should be passed.

Welfare recipients can have all the drugs they want but not paid for by the public from public funds.

Re: 2011 House Bill 5223 (Require drug testing of welfare applicants )  by arduino123 on June 11, 2012 

Amazing how this passed which affects the 'poor' and 'underpriviledged' while not adding that LEGISLATORS should also be tested! Betcha there's allot of 'smoke' in Lansing between sessions along with 'vicodin' use for those who are disabled and in pain. I know that Mr. Damrow is 'disabled' and I'm betting his pain sometimes reaches the level where prescription painkillers are needed. I'm sure other legislators use 'drugs' (legal or not) to help them cope with the pressures of the job.


How about a program to help these folks get cured before throwing them and their chiuldren to the wolves.


Compassion, compassion - not rejection!



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