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Gene Ficken's Voting Records

Iowa Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 30, 2010 HF 2531 Appropriations and Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(51 - 48)
Yea
March 29, 2010 SF 2379 Requiring County Sheriffs to Issue Concealed Weapons Permits to Qualified Applicants Bill Passed - House
(81 - 16)
Yea
March 29, 2010 SF 2389 Iowa Jobs II Program and Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House
(52 - 47)
Yea
March 23, 2010 HF 2456 Texting While Driving Ban Conference Report Adopted - House
(66 - 33)
Yea
March 22, 2010 Amdt 8522 Allowing Cuts to Teacher Salary Supplement Amendment Rejected - House
(49 - 50)
Nay
March 22, 2010 SF 2376 2010-2011 Education Budget Bill Passed - House
(55 - 44)
Yea
March 19, 2010 SF 2380 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(54 - 43)
Yea
March 17, 2010 HF 2518 Retirement Contribution Rate Amendments Bill Passed - House
(53 - 43)
Yea
March 10, 2010 Amdt 8381 Free Self Defense Courses for Domestic Violence Victims Amendment Rejected - House
(44 - 53)
Nay
March 10, 2010 SF 2357 Prohibiting Firearm Possession by Domestic Violence Perpetrators Bill Passed - House
(73 - 25)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2010 HF 2456 Texting While Driving Ban Bill Passed - House
(65 - 31)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2010 Amdt 8140 Animal Abuse and Neglect Penalties Amendment Rejected - House
(44 - 52)
Nay
Feb. 17, 2010 Amdt 8145 Animal Facility Regulations Amendment Rejected - House
(42 - 53)
Nay
Feb. 12, 2010 Amdt 8053 Omnibus Spending Cuts Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(43 - 54)
Nay
Feb. 9, 2010 HJR 6 Constitutionally Defining Marriage as Between One Man and One Woman Motion Rejected - House
(45 - 54)
Nay
Jan. 26, 2010 HF 2110 Military Spouse Relocation Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House
(56 - 44)
Yea
April 25, 2009 SF 477 Appropriation Bonds Bill Passed - House
(52 - 44)
Yea
April 24, 2009 SF 376 Bonds Issuance for Infrastructure Projects and the Creation of an Iowa Jobs Program, Board, and Fund. Bill Passed - House
(53 - 43)
Yea
March 18, 2009 HF 243 Gender Requirements for Certain Local Government Positions Bill Passed - House
(71 - 27)
Yea
March 17, 2009 HF 670 Early Absentee Vote Counting Bill Passed - House
(76 - 22)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 26, 2009 HF 414 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House
(55 - 43)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2009 SF 218 Growth Percentage for State School Foundation Program Bill Passed - House
(53 - 44)
Yea
Feb. 19, 2009 HF 333 Wage Standards for Public Project Workers Bill Failed - House
(49 - 49)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2009 HF 311 Health Insurance Coverage for Prosthetics Bill Passed - House
(64 - 33)
Yea
Jan. 29, 2009 SF 44 Expediting Local-Option Tax Approval in Disaster Areas Bill Passed - House
(55 - 37)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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