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2012 House Bill 5414: Establish more “dark sky preserves” (Senate Roll Call 527)
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Passed 26 to 10 in the Senate on June 14, 2012, to designate Wilderness State Park, a portion of Port Crescent State Park in Huron County, and state forestland within Bliss Township, Cross Village Township, and Wawatam in Emmet County as “dark sky preserves.” Also, to prohibit establishing a dark sky preserve in the Upper Peninsula, and prohibit restrictions on motorized and nonmotorized recreational use based on the designation.
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The vote was 26 in favor, 10 against, and 2 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 527)

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Vote
In Favor In Favor
Against Against
Not Voting Not Voting
 Undecided
Democrat
91991%
1000%
8928%
12 total votes
Republican
574357%
386238%
3973%
26 total votes

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Establish more “dark sky preserves”

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS

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

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Brandenburg (R)Green (R)Hildenbrand (R)Hune (R)Jansen (R)
Jones (R)Kahn (R)Kowall (R)Marleau (R)Pappageorge (R)
Proos (R)Richardville (R)Rocca (R)Schuitmaker (R)Walker (R)


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS
none

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Booher (R)Casperson (R)Caswell (R)Colbeck (R)Emmons (R)
Meekhof (R)Moolenaar (R)Nofs (R)Pavlov (R)Robertson (R)


SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Hansen (R)Johnson (D)



SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

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

Senate Roll Call 527 on 2012 House Bill 5414

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Re: 2012 House Bill 5414 (Establish more “dark sky preserves” )  by victor88 on September 15, 2012 
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Re: 2012 House Bill 5414 (Establish more “dark sky preserves” )  by Posiotytta on June 17, 2012 

Seems very unfair to have a yes AND  a no vote required in ONE bill.


Voting to "preserve dark sky" in the Lower Peninsula is fine.


HOWEVER, in the SAME bill "preserve dark sky' WAS DENIED TO THE UPPER PENINSULA!!!  WHY??  HOW HATEFUL CAN OUR


 LANSING LEGISLATORS BE??  No wonder there are 'secede from the Union' sparks in the Upper Peninsula 


THIS IS OUR INGLORIOUS 'SENATE' AT WORK IN MICHIGAN.. WHO PAYS THESE LEGISLATORS TO DISDAIN THE UPPER


PENINSULA?. 


 


 



2012 House Bill 5414 (Establish more “dark sky preserves” )  by admin on June 17, 2012 
Introduced in the House on February 21, 2012, to designate Wilderness State Park, a portion of Port Crescent State Park in Huron County, and state forestland within Bliss Township, Cross Village Township, and Wawatam in Emmet County as “dark sky preserves.” The term is not defined in statute, but in general it means restricting outdoor lighting to a minimum

The vote was 80 in favor, 28 opposed and 2 not voting

(House Roll Call 188 at House Journal 0)

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