Senator Steven 'Steve' J. Sodders's Voting Records

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

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
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
5/16/11 SF 534 Abortion Restrictions
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Yea
4/20/11 SF 525 Revises the Iowa Mental Health System
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 23)
Yea
4/20/11 SF 526 Requires a Study to Weigh Outcomes of Authorizing Online Poker in Iowa
Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 12)
Yea
4/14/11 HF 682 Congressional and Legislative Redistricting
Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 1)
Yea
3/23/11 HF 617 Alcoholic Beverage Permits
Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14)
Nay
3/22/11 SF 464 Establishment of an Open Season for Hunting Mourning Doves
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 18)
Yea
3/15/11 SF 301 Low Interest Loans for Small Businesses
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24)
Yea
3/15/11 SF 328 Funding for Education and Employment Training
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24)
Yea
2/16/11 SF 166 Funding for Public Schools
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24)
Yea
3/30/10 HF 2531 Appropriations and Tax Law Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 16)
Yea
3/29/10 SF 2379 Requiring County Sheriffs to Issue Concealed Weapons Permits to Qualified Applicants
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 4)
Yea
3/29/10 SF 2389 Iowa Jobs II Program and Budget Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 17)
Yea
3/27/10 Amdt 5371 Authorizing Qualified Individuals to Conceal Weapons Without a Permit
Amendment Rejected - Senate (20 - 28)
Nay
3/26/10 S 5340 Prohibiting Individual Health Care Mandate
Amendment Rejected - Senate (18 - 31)
Nay
3/23/10 HF 2456 Texting While Driving Ban
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (37 - 12)
Yea
3/22/10 SF 2380 Tax Law Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
Yea
3/18/10 HF 2518 Retirement Contribution Rate Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 16)
Yea
3/17/10 SF 2380 Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 18)
Yea
3/16/10 SF 2376 2010-2011 Education Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20)
Yea
3/16/10 SF 2378 Increase in Fees for Traffic Violations
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 17)
Yea

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