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Key Votes

Jim Nielsen's Voting Records

Full Name: James 'Jim' Wiley Nielsen
Office: State Senate (CA) - District 4, Republican
First Elected: 01/08/2013
Next Election: 2016
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State Senate - District 4
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Marilyn; 5 Children: Prima, Brandi, Jim, Adam, Bryan
Birth Date: 08/31/1944
Birth Place: Fresno, CA
Home City: San Joaquin Valley, CA

California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 28, 2014 SB 1372 Amends the Corporate Tax Rate Bill Failed - Senate
(19 - 17)
Nay
May 29, 2013 SB 323 Prohibits Tax-Exempt Status for Organizations that Discriminate Based on Sexual Orientation Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 9)
Nay
Aug. 13, 2012 AB 1500 Corporate Tax Rates and Middle Class Scholarship Fund Bill Passed - House
(54 - 25)
Nay
Sept. 8, 2011 ABX1 40 State Tax Code Restructuring Bill Passed - House
(54 - 15)
Nay
May 31, 2011 AB 155 Online Sale Taxes Bill Passed - House
(52 - 20)
Nay
Aug. 25, 2010 AB 2666 Establishing Public Database of Companies and Their Tax Credits in the State Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(48 - 26)
Nay
Aug. 25, 2010 SB 1391 Business Tax Incentive Amendments Bill Passed - House
(46 - 28)
Nay
Aug. 23, 2010 SB 1272 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(47 - 27)
Nay

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