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Heather Steans' Voting Records

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

Illinois Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 5, 2010 SB 3267 Elder Financial Exploitation Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(47 - 9)
Yea
May 5, 2010 SB 3695 Streetgang-Related Crime Fund Changes Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(35 - 20)
Yea
May 4, 2010 HB 2360 Homeowner's Emergency Assistance Plan Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 15)
Yea
April 21, 2010 HB 5428 Limiting Adoption Records Disclosure Restrictions for Adoptees Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 16)
Yea
April 14, 2010 SJR 121 Redistricting Process Modifications Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(36 - 22)
Yea
March 25, 2010 SB 2494 Funding for School Vouchers Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 20)
Nay
March 24, 2010 SB 3267 Elder Financial Exploitation Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 14)
Yea
March 18, 2010 SB 615 Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2010 SB 3658 Back to School Sales Tax Decrease Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 10, 2010 SB 3539 Abolishing the Death Penalty Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 13, 2010 SB 315 Teacher Evaluation Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(48 - 4)
Yea
Jan. 12, 2010 HB 1188 Increasing Cemetery Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 24)
Yea
Oct. 15, 2009 HJRCA 31 Authorizing Governor Recall Elections Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(56 - 1)
Yea
July 15, 2009 SB 1216 2009-2010 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(45 - 10)
Nay
July 15, 2009 SB 1292 Issuing of Bonds for Revenue Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(43 - 12)
Nay
June 30, 2009 SB 415 Bond Approval Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate
(32 - 21)
Nay
May 31, 2009 SB 1918 Low-Income Energy Assistance Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(47 - 11)
Yea
May 31, 2009 SB 612 Raising the Cap on Charter Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(45 - 10)
Yea
May 30, 2009 HB 174 Income Tax Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 27)
Yea
May 30, 2009 SB 744 New Casino Authorization Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 28)
Yea
May 28, 2009 HB 7 Campaign Contribution Limits Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 22)
Yea
May 27, 2009 HJRCA 31 Authorizing Governor Recall Elections House Co-sponsor
May 27, 2009 SB 1381 Legalize Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 28)
Yea
May 20, 2009 HB 255 Video Gambling in Various Establishments Bill Passed - Senate
(47 - 12)
Yea
May 19, 2009 HB 72 Cell Phone Ban in School Speed Zones and Construction Zones Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 20, 2009 SB 2252 Temporary Income Tax Increase and Tax Credit for Green Businesses House Co-sponsor
Feb. 19, 2009 SB 1682 Pre-need Funeral Funds Amendments Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 19, 2009 SB 1716 Authorizing Civil Unions Senate Sponsor
Feb. 6, 2009 SB 612 Raising the Cap on Charter Schools Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 13, 2009 HB 174 Income Tax Amendments House Sponsor
Aug. 19, 2008 HB 4201 Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate
(27 - 11)
Yea
Aug. 19, 2008 HB 5285 Extending Parental Health Insurance to Unmarried Dependents Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(35 - 17)
Yea
May 29, 2008 SB 788 Authorizing $16 Billion Increase in Bonds for State Pensions Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 21)
Yea
May 27, 2008 HB 5288 Expand Use of Red Light Cameras Bill Failed - Senate
(26 - 24)
Yea
May 6, 2008 HJR 132 Legislative Salaries House Co-sponsor
May 1, 2008 SJRCA 70 Constitutional Amendment to recall certain elected officials Bill Failed - Senate
(33 - 19)
Nay
April 17, 2008 SB 2063 South Suburban Airport Authority Bill Passed - Senate
(45 - 7)
Yea
April 17, 2008 SB 2858 Public School Trans Fat Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 19)
Yea
April 16, 2008 SB 2052 Taxes for Levee Repair Bill Passed - Senate
(41 - 15)
Yea
April 1, 2008 SB 1997 Interscholastic Event Image Release Bill Passed - Senate
(47 - 5)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2008 HB 5191 Parental Responsibility for Gun Accessibility House Sponsor

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