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Key Votes

Linda Garrou's Voting Records on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Linda D. Garrou
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: John
Birth Date: 01/17/1943
Birth Place: Atlanta, GA
Home City: Winston-Salem, NC

North Carolina Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 5, 2009 SB 461 Racial Discrimination in Capital Sentences Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(25 - 18)
Yea
May 14, 2009 SB 461 Racial Discrimination in Capital Sentences Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 10)
Yea
May 11, 2009 HB 2 Statewide Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 18)
Nay
July 17, 2008 HB 2340 Prohibiting Children from Riding in Pickup Truck Beds Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 20)
Yea
July 2, 2008 SB 1988 Outlaws Burning Crosses and Hanging Nooses Bill Passed - Senate
(47 - 3)
Yea
June 17, 2008 SB 1686 Restrictions on Public Smoking Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 15)
Yea
July 17, 2007 CS SB 563 Traffic and Personal Safety Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 22)
Yea

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Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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