Senator Steve Sodders's Voting Records

Office: State Senate (IA) - District 36, Democratic President Pro Tempore
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/22/16 HF 2459 Appropriates Funds and Establishes Equal Pay Task Force
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24)
Yea
4/22/16 HF 2460 Appropriates Funding for Health and Human Services
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 23)
Yea
4/19/16 SF 2323 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 23)
Yea
3/08/16 SF 2284 Amends Definition of Hate Crime to Include Gender Identity or Expression
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 21)
Yea
3/02/16 SF 2252 Requires Employers to Provide "Reasonable Accommodations" for Pregnant Women
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 22)
Yea
3/01/16 SF 2188 Authorizes Certain Psychologists to Prescribe Medication
Bill Failed - Senate (24 - 25)
Yea
2/29/16 SF 2222 Authorizes Pharmacists to Dispense Birth Control Over-the-Counter
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 22)
Yea
2/25/16 SF 2289 Expands Criminal Offenses for Animal Mistreatment
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 16)
Yea
4/15/15 SF 484 Expands Medical Marijuana Uses
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 19)
Yea
3/25/15 SF 227 Amends the School Year Start Date
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (28 - 22)
Nay
3/24/15 SF 232 Prohibits Minors from Using Tanning Beds
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Yea
3/19/15 SF 331 Authorizes Online Voter Registration
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 20)
Yea
3/18/15 SF 437 Authorizes Employees to Take Unpaid Leave to Participate in a Presidential Precinct Caucus
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24)
Yea
3/17/15 SF 334 Prohibits Sexual-Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minors
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24)
Yea
3/12/15 SF 166 Authorizes Fantasy Sports Leagues
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 16)
Yea
2/24/15 SF 219 Reduces Penalties for Possession of Marijuana
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 13)
Yea
2/24/15 SF 257 Increases Fuel Taxes
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
Nay
2/24/15 SF 269 Increases Minimum Wage
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
Yea
2/24/15 SF 270 Prohibits Wage Diversion
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Yea
2/10/15 SF 171 Establishes Percentage of Budget Growth Goal
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24)
Yea
5/01/14 SF 2360 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Oil
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 8)
Yea
4/24/14 SF 2360 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Oil
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 12)
Yea
4/23/14 SF 2347 2014-2015 Higher Education Budget
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 21)
Yea
3/27/14 HF 2438 Establishes a Retroactive Heavy Equipment Sales Tax
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 21)
Yea
3/18/14 SF 2318 Amends School Harassment and Bullying Policies
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 19)
Yea
2/05/14 SF 2079 Increases School Funding
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Yea
5/22/13 SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 24)
Yea
5/01/13 HF 527 Requires DNA Samples from Individuals Convicted Of Aggravated Misdemeanors
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20)
Yea
4/30/13 HF 638 Appropriates Funds for Infrastructure Projects
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Yea
4/18/13 HF 604 2013-2014 Higher Education Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 22)
Yea
4/17/13 SF 447 2013-2014 Justice Department Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Yea
4/16/13 SF 439 Establishes a Tax Credit for Farmers Who Donate to Food Banks
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 15)
Yea
4/16/13 SF 440 Appropriates Funds for Mental Health Services
Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 17)
Yea
4/03/13 SF 430 2013-2014 Economic Development Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24)
Yea
4/01/13 SF 429 2013-14 Community Colleges Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
Yea
3/26/13 SF 423 Amends Education Provisions
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Yea
3/25/13 SF 296 Expands Medicaid Eligibility
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Yea
3/20/13 SF 422 Increases Earned Income Tax Credit
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 15)
Yea
2/14/13 SF 161 Establishes the School Budget Growth for Fiscal Year 2014-2015
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 22)
Yea
2/14/13 SF 162 Establishes the School Budget Growth for Fiscal Year 2014-2015
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 22)
Yea
1/30/13 SF 52 Establishes the School Budget Growth for Fiscal Year 2013-2014
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Yea
5/08/12 SF 2284 Education Law Amendments
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (31 - 15)
Yea
5/08/12 SF 2344 Reduces Certain Business Property Taxes
Bill Failed - Senate (24 - 23)
Yea
4/24/12 HF 2460 Limits Tax Increment Financing
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 22)
Yea
4/12/12 S 5206 Prohibits State Funding For Abortions
Amendment Rejected - Senate (22 - 25)
Nay
4/09/12 SF 2284 Education Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24)
Yea
3/13/12 SF 2275 Authorizes Internet Gambling
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20)
Yea
3/05/12 SF 2304 Requires DNA Samples from all Individuals Convicted of Certain Misdemeanors
Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 16)
Yea
2/28/12 HF 589 Prohibits Obtaining Employment at Agriculture Facilities Under False Pretenses
Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 10)
Yea
6/30/11 HF 649 Appropriations for Health and Human Services
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 18)
Yea

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