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Key Votes

Kerry Benninghoff's Voting Records on Issue: Technology and Communication

Full Name: Kerry A. Benninghoff
Office: State House (PA) - District 171, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 171
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Michele; 5 Children: Michael, Heather, Amy, Kelley, Ryleigh (deceased)
Birth Date: 01/14/1962
Birth Place: Lebanon County, PA
Home City: Bellefonte, PA
Religion: Methodist

Pennsylvania Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 30, 2012 HB 254 Expands Use of Red-Light Cameras Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(113 - 72)
Nay
June 13, 2012 HB 2400 Expands Wiretapping Authority Bill Passed - House
(145 - 52)
Yea
May 23, 2011 HB 815 Reduces the Offense of "Sexting" for Minors Bill Passed - House
(178 - 20)
Yea
July 1, 2010 HB 67 Driving Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(71 - 126)
Did Not Vote
June 29, 2010 HB 2189 Defining the Offense of Sexting Bill Passed - House
(163 - 36)
Did Not Vote
April 22, 2009 A771 Requiring Hands Free Devices for Cell Phones in Cars Amendment Rejected - House
(95 - 100)
Nay

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