Annette Sweeney's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Annette Sweeney
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: David; 2 Children: Jim, Joe
Birth Date: 12/09/1957
Birth Place: Buckeye, IA
Home City: Alden, IA
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
5/09/12 SF 2315 Amends the Mental Health and Disability Services Program
Conference Report Adopted - House (66 - 31)
Yea
5/08/12 SF 2284 Education Law Amendments
Conference Report Adopted - House (87 - 9)
Yea
5/07/12 HF 2475 Reduces Certain Business Property Taxes
Bill Passed - House (71 - 26)
Yea
4/03/12 HF 2450 Prohibits the Use of Traffic Cameras
Bill Passed - House (58 - 42)
Yea
3/13/12 HF 2380 Amends Education Provisions
Bill Passed - House (53 - 46)
Yea
3/13/12 HF 2385 Authorizes Professionals to Teach Certain High School Courses
Bill Passed - House (61 - 36)
Yea
2/29/12 HF 2215 Authorizes the Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense
Bill Passed - House (60 - 38)
Yea
2/29/12 HJR 2009 Prohibiting Mandatory Licensing and Registration of Guns
Amendment Adopted - House (61 - 37)
Yea
2/28/12 HF 589 Prohibits Obtaining Employment at Agriculture Facilities Under False Pretenses
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (69 - 28)
Yea
2/14/12 HF 2274 Commercial and Industrial Property Tax Exemption
Bill Passed - House (59 - 40)
Yea
6/30/11 HF 649 Appropriations for Health and Human Services
Conference Report Adopted - House (61 - 33)
Yea
6/08/11 HF 697 State Budget for 2011-2012
Bill Passed - House (54 - 38)
Did Not Vote
6/08/11 SF 534 Abortion Restrictions
Bill Passed - House (54 - 37)
Did Not Vote
5/10/11 SF 522 Establishing a Property Tax Credit
Bill Passed - House (58 - 40)
Yea
3/28/11 HF 590 Establishes Economic Programs
Bill Passed - House (66 - 33)
Yea
3/23/11 SF 464 Establishment of an Open Season for Hunting Mourning Doves
Bill Passed - House (58 - 39)
Yea
3/22/11 HF 534 School Instructional Hours and Days
Bill Passed - House (62 - 33)
Yea
3/08/11 HF 535 Repeals Statewide Preschool Program
Bill Passed - House (55 - 45)
Yea
2/17/11 HF 260 House Rule School Governance
Bill Passed - House (65 - 30)
Yea
2/16/11 HF 194 Individual Income Tax Rate Reduction
Bill Passed - House (62 - 33)
Yea
2/02/11 HF 111 Purchase of Health Care
Bill Passed - House (59 - 39)
Yea
2/01/11 HJR 6 Banning Same Sex Marriage
Amendment Adopted - House (62 - 37)
Yea
1/19/11 HJR 6 None
None - House
Sponsor
3/30/10 HF 2531 Appropriations and Tax Law Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (51 - 48)
Nay
3/29/10 SF 2379 Requiring County Sheriffs to Issue Concealed Weapons Permits to Qualified Applicants
Bill Passed - House (81 - 16)
Yea
3/29/10 SF 2389 Iowa Jobs II Program and Budget Amendments
Bill Passed - House (52 - 47)
Nay
3/23/10 HF 2456 Texting While Driving Ban
Conference Report Adopted - House (66 - 33)
Nay
3/22/10 Amdt 8522 Allowing Cuts to Teacher Salary Supplement
Amendment Rejected - House (49 - 50)
Yea
3/22/10 SF 2376 2010-2011 Education Budget
Bill Passed - House (55 - 44)
Nay
3/19/10 SF 2380 Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (54 - 43)
Nay
3/17/10 HF 2518 Retirement Contribution Rate Amendments
Bill Passed - House (53 - 43)
Nay
3/10/10 Amdt 8381 Free Self Defense Courses for Domestic Violence Victims
Amendment Rejected - House (44 - 53)
Yea
3/10/10 SF 2357 Prohibiting Firearm Possession by Domestic Violence Perpetrators
Bill Passed - House (73 - 25)
Nay
2/23/10 HF 2456 Texting While Driving Ban
Bill Passed - House (65 - 31)
Did Not Vote
2/17/10 Amdt 8140 Animal Abuse and Neglect Penalties
Amendment Rejected - House (44 - 52)
Yea
2/17/10 Amdt 8145 Animal Facility Regulations
Amendment Rejected - House (42 - 53)
Yea
2/16/10 Amdt 8145 Animal Facility Regulations
None - House
Sponsor
2/12/10 Amdt 8053 Omnibus Spending Cuts Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (43 - 54)
Yea
2/09/10 HJR 6 Constitutionally Defining Marriage as Between One Man and One Woman
Motion Rejected - House (45 - 54)
Yea
1/26/10 HF 2110 Military Spouse Relocation Unemployment Benefits
Bill Passed - House (56 - 44)
Nay
4/25/09 SF 477 Appropriation Bonds
Bill Passed - House (52 - 44)
Nay
4/24/09 SF 376 Bonds Issuance for Infrastructure Projects and the Creation of an Iowa Jobs Program, Board, and Fund.
Bill Passed - House (53 - 43)
Nay
3/18/09 HF 243 Gender Requirements for Certain Local Government Positions
Bill Passed - House (71 - 27)
Nay
3/17/09 HF 670 Early Absentee Vote Counting
Bill Passed - House (76 - 22)
Nay
2/26/09 HF 414 2008-2009 Budget Amendments
Bill Passed - House (55 - 43)
Nay
2/26/09 SF 218 Growth Percentage for State School Foundation Program
Bill Passed - House (53 - 44)
Nay
2/19/09 HF 333 Wage Standards for Public Project Workers
Bill Failed - House (49 - 49)
Nay
2/18/09 HF 311 Health Insurance Coverage for Prosthetics
Bill Passed - House (64 - 33)
Nay
1/29/09 SF 44 Expediting Local-Option Tax Approval in Disaster Areas
Bill Passed - House (55 - 37)
Nay

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