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Arkansas Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 12, 2011 SB 972 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(61 - 20)
Did Not Vote
March 31, 2011 HB 1226 2011-2012 State Insurance Department Budget Bill Passed - House
(83 - 7)
Yea
March 29, 2011 HB 1226 2011-2012 State Insurance Department Budget Bill Failed - House
(53 - 41)
Yea
March 25, 2011 HB 1032 Curriculum Standards for Bible Instruction in School Districts Bill Passed - House
(71 - 16)
Yea
March 25, 2011 HB 1958 Authorizes Concealed Handguns In Places of Worship Bill Passed - House
(65 - 23)
Did Not Vote
March 23, 2011 HB 2007 Requires Driver's License Exams to be in English Only Bill Failed - House
(49 - 37)
Nay
March 21, 2011 HB 1797 Requires Proof of Identity to Vote Bill Passed - House
(53 - 36)
Did Not Vote
March 17, 2011 HB 1936 Dress Codes for Public Schools Bill Passed - House
(73 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2011 HB 1002 Capital Gains Reduction Act Bill Passed - House
(53 - 43)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2011 HB 1052 Reducing Taxes on Manufacturer Utilities Bill Passed - House
(88 - 8)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2011 SB 154 Cell Phones in School Zones Bill Passed - House
(52 - 41)
Yea
Feb. 7, 2011 HB 1013 Hiring of Unauthorized Workers Bill Passed - House
(54 - 39)
Nay
Feb. 1, 2011 HB 1049 Prohibit Cell Phone Use in School Zones Bill Passed - House
(53 - 41)
Yea
Jan. 31, 2011 HB 1049 Prohibit Cell Phone Use in School Zones Bill Failed - House
(46 - 47)
Yea
Jan. 20, 2011 HB 1115 Absentee Mayor Bill Passed - House
(70 - 22)
Yea
March 13, 2009 SB 239 Authorization for Unlicensed Assistants to Perform Simple Medical Procedures Bill Passed - House
(59 - 29)
Yea
March 9, 2009 HB 1700 Expanding Eligibility for Children's Health Insurance Program Bill Passed - House
(82 - 14)
Yea
March 2, 2009 HB 1700 Expanding Eligibility for Children's Health Insurance Program House Co-sponsor
Feb. 25, 2009 HB 1339 Election of the President by National Popular Vote Bill Passed - House
(56 - 43)
Yea
Feb. 25, 2009 HB 1464 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House
(67 - 27)
Yea
Feb. 25, 2009 SB 78 Seat Belt Violation as Primary Offense Bill Passed - House
(60 - 31)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2009 HB 1237 Allowing Concealed Weapons in Churches Bill Passed - House
(57 - 42)
Nay
Feb. 5, 2009 HB 1204 Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Passed - House
(75 - 24)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2009 HB 1339 Election of the President by National Popular Vote House Co-sponsor
Jan. 29, 2009 HB 1013 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving Bill Passed - House
(78 - 12)
Yea
Jan. 28, 2009 HB 1119 Prohibiting Cell Phone Use While Driving for Specific Age Groups Bill Passed - House
(62 - 27)
Yea
Jan. 27, 2009 HB 1050 Freedom of Information Act Exemption Specifications Bill Passed - House
(57 - 31)
Yea
Jan. 26, 2009 HB 1204 Tobacco Tax Increase House Co-sponsor

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