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Heather Steans' Voting Records on Issue: Campaign Finance and Elections

Office: State Senate (IL) - District 7, Democratic

Illinois Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 30, 2014 HB 105 Authorizes Election Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 17)
May 15, 2013 HB 226 Authorizes 17 Year Olds to Vote in Primary Elections Bill Passed - Senate
(43 - 9)
May 31, 2011 SB 1178 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(34 - 25)
May 27, 2011 SB 1177 General Assembly Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(35 - 22)
April 14, 2010 SJR 121 Redistricting Process Modifications Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(36 - 22)
Oct. 15, 2009 HJRCA 31 Authorizing Governor Recall Elections Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(56 - 1)
May 28, 2009 HB 7 Campaign Contribution Limits Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 22)
May 1, 2008 SJRCA 70 Constitutional Amendment to recall certain elected officials Bill Failed - Senate
(33 - 19)

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