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SB 163 - Authorizes "Choose Life" License Plates - Michigan Key Vote


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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes "Choose Life" License Plates

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (65-43) -

Title: Authorizes "Choose Life" License Plates

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (25-11) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes "Choose Life" License Plates

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes fund-raising registration plates for Choose Life Michigan Fund.

  • Requires a Choose Life Fund to be created within the State Treasury that will be directed by the state treasurer with funds from license plate fees (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the creation of a fund-raising license plate recognizing the Choose Life Michigan Fund (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies money from the fund will be distributed to eligible, tax exempt, nonprofit organizations with the 501 (c)(3) designation to promote life-affirming choices (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that eligible nonprofit organizations include but are not limited to the following (Sec. 1):

    • Crisis pregnancy centers;

    • Homes for pregnant women; and

    • Organizations that provide outreach to at-risk women.

  • Specifies that “life-affirming programs and projects” include but are not limited to the following (Sec. 1):

    • Media campaigns;and

    • Specialty outreaches to at-risk populations such as minorities, teenagers, college-aged women, campaigns to promote adoption, and suicide prevention.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes "Choose Life" License Plates


  • Patrick J. Colbeck (MI - R) (Out Of Office)


  • Darwin L. Booher (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Judy K. Emmons (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike L. Green (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Goeff Hansen (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rick A. Jones (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Martin J. 'Marty' Knollenberg (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Marleau (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael L. 'Mike' Nofs (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Phillip J. 'Phil' Pavlov (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. Proos IV (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David B. 'Dave' Robertson (MI - R) (Out Of Office)

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