Senator Tim Bivins's Voting Records

Office: State Senate (IL) - District 45, Republican Minority Caucus Whip
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
5/30/14 HB 105 Authorizes Election Day Voter Registration
Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 17)
Nay
5/30/14 HB 6093 2014-2015 K-12 Education Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 19)
Nay
5/30/14 HB 6094 2014-2015 Higher Education Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 20)
Nay
5/30/14 HB 6095 2014-2015 Department Budgets
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 23)
Nay
5/30/14 HB 6096 2014-2015 Department Budgets
Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 17)
Nay
5/30/14 HB 6097 2014-2015 Department Budgets
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 21)
Nay
5/30/14 SB 274 Requires Salary Payments to State Legislators
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (39 - 18)
Nay
5/29/14 SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (46 - 10)
Nay
5/27/14 HB 1154 Amends Cook County Pension Laws
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 16)
Nay
5/27/14 SB 16 Amends Formula for School Funding
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 19)
Nay
5/23/14 HB 5701 Prohibits Requiring Disclosure of Criminal Record Prior to Job Interview
Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 12)
Nay
5/23/14 HB 5707 Amends Bullying Prevention Measures in the School Code
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 18)
Nay
5/22/14 SJRCA 75 Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment
Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 11)
Nay
5/15/14 HB 4075 Establishes Standards for Ridesharing Companies
Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 8)
Yea
4/08/14 SB 1922 Amends the City of Chicago Employee Pensions
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 23)
Nay
3/20/14 AM 121 Nomination of Salvador A. Godinez to be Director of the Illinois Department of Corrections
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (37 - 18)
Nay
2/05/14 SB 1227 Extends the Date for the Governor to Submit the State Budget
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 15)
Nay
12/03/13 SB 1 Amends State Employees' Pension Plans
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 24)
Nay
11/05/13 SB 10 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 21)
Nay
7/09/13 HB 183 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms
Veto Override Passed - Senate (41 - 17)
Yea
5/23/13 HB 1247 Prohibits Using a Hand-Held Cell Phone While Driving
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 20)
Nay
5/23/13 HB 3227 Establishes a Governing Board for the State Health Insurance Exchange
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 19)
Nay
5/22/13 HB 2675 Expands Sex Education Curriculum
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 21)
Nay
5/21/13 SB 9 Increases Utility Rates
Veto Override Passed - Senate (44 - 11)
Yea
5/17/13 HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 21)
Nay
5/15/13 HB 226 Authorizes 17 Year Olds to Vote in Primary Elections
Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 9)
Nay
5/01/13 SB 1639 Requires Reimbursement for the Sale of Unhealthy Pets
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
Nay
5/01/13 SB 1739 Expands State Casino Development
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 20)
Nay
5/01/13 SB 2202 Prohibits Smoking on State-Funded University and Community College Campuses
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 22)
Nay
4/25/13 SB 2187 Authorizes Psychologists to Prescribe Drugs
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 10)
Yea
4/24/13 SB 923 Authorizes the Use of Traffic Cameras on School Buses
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 12)
Nay
3/20/13 SB 1 Amends State Employees' Pension Plans
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 22)
Did Not Vote
3/14/13 SB 9 Increases Utility Rates
Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 9)
Yea
2/28/13 SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility
Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 19)
Nay
2/15/13 SB 2356 Increases Speed Limit on Non-Urban Highways
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
2/14/13 SB 10 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 21)
Nay
2/14/13 SB 622 Increases Physician License Fees
Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 19)
Nay
12/04/12 SB 957 Authorizes Temporary Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants
Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 14)
Nay
5/31/12 HB 1447 Pension Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 24)
Nay
5/31/12 HB 5440 Establishes a 5 Percent Fee on Satellite TV Companies
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 27)
Nay
5/31/12 SB 1566 Increases License Plate Fees
Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (33 - 21)
Nay
5/31/12 SB 1849 Expands Gambling
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 26)
Nay
5/31/12 SB 3442 Requires Recycling of Plastic Bags
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 15)
Yea
5/29/12 HB 5290 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies
Bill Failed - Senate (29 - 21)
Nay
5/29/12 SB 2194 Increases Cigarette Tax
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 27)
Nay
5/24/12 SB 2840 Limits Medicaid Funding
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (44 - 13)
Yea
5/10/12 SB 1313 Limits Health Care Coverage for Retired State Employees
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 20)
Nay
12/13/11 SB 397 Tax Code Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (44 - 9)
Yea
12/13/11 SB 400 Amends State Income Tax
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (48 - 4)
Yea
11/29/11 HB 1883 Property Tax Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 18)
Yea

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