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Howard Walker

Republican — Senator — District 37
Available Terms:
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014

Howard Walker represents Senate District 37 in the Michigan Senate, is a member of six committees, and is the primary sponsor of 317 bills.

2002 148310.0
2004 68514.33
2006 59415.0
2010 219475.67
2012 38022.2

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • Capitol Office:

    910 Farnum Bldg
    Phone: 517-373-2413
    Fax: 517-373-5144

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News and Blog Coverage

Capitol Recap for the Week of Sept. 15, 2014

In order to keep you and your neighbors better informed about the legislation we discuss, I am posting the agenda for any scheduled committee meetings at the beginning of the week and an update with any votes that were taken that week in committee or on the House floor. I ...

Capitol Update for the Week of June 9, 2014

In order to help make our state government more transparent and accessible to my constituents, each week that there is session I am going to post to my website a synopsis of the work each House committee will do for the week. This will include the time and location for ...

My Thoughts for the Michigan State Senate in the 2014 Election

For the past several sessions, and especially since the 2010 election with its rightward shift, the Michigan State Senate has been a conservative Republican bastion. Currently it has 26 Republican senators and only twelve Democrats; in addition, beginning next year, term-limited Democrat Glenn Anderson's southeast Michigan district (old SD-6) has ...

Capitol Recap for the Week of March 10, 2014

In order to keep you and your neighbors better informed about the legislation we discuss, I am posting the agenda for any scheduled committee meetings at the beginning of the week and an update with any votes that were taken that week in committee or on the House floor. I ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • SB 1123

    Land use; zoning and growth management; wind turbine developments; make zoning enabling act subject to revised judicature act provisions providing protection against nuisance suits. Amends sec. 407 of 2006 PA 110 (MCL 125.3407). TIE BAR WITH: SB 1124'14

  • SB 1124

    Energy; alternative sources; wind turbine developments; provide protections against public or private nuisance regulations under certain conditions. Amends sec. 2425 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL600.2425) & adds sec. 2941a. TIE BAR WITH: SB 1123'14

  • SB 1110

    Education; curriculum; high school diploma endorsement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); provide for. Amends 1976 PA 451 (MCL 380.1 - 380.1852) by adding sec. 1278d. TIE BAR WITH: SB 1109'14

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  • SB 1109

    Education; curriculum; high school diploma endorsement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); direct department of education to issue for certain pupils. Amends 1976 PA 451 (MCL 380.1 - 380.1852) by adding sec. 1278e. TIE BAR WITH: SB 1110'14

  • SR 183

    A resolution recognizing the friendship and partnership between Michigan and the Republic of Turkey.

  • SCR 24

    A concurrent resolution of tribute offered as a memorial for George C. Steeh, former member of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Recent Votes

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SB 738

PASSED ROLL CALL # 640 YEAS 36 NAYS 0 EXCUSED 2 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3694.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 25.0
SB 493

PASSED ROLL CALL # 639 YEAS 36 NAYS 0 EXCUSED 2 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3694.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 25.0
SB 1092

PASSED ROLL CALL # 641 YEAS 36 NAYS 0 EXCUSED 2 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3694.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 25.0
SB 1103

PASSED ROLL CALL # 638 YEAS 32 NAYS 4 EXCUSED 1 NOT VOTING 1

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3284.0
•••No: 410.0
•••Other: 25.0
HB 5107

PASSED; GIVEN IMMEDIATE EFFECT ROLL CALL # 598 YEAS 37 NAYS 0 EXCUSED 1 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3797.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 12.0
HB 5231

PASSED; GIVEN IMMEDIATE EFFECT ROLL CALL # 612 YEAS 38 NAYS 0 EXCUSED 0 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 38100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
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Sources

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