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Key Votes

Robert Rucho's Voting Records on Issue: Federal, State and Local Relations

Full Name: Robert 'Bob' A. Rucho
Office: State Senate (NC) - District 39, Republican
First Elected: 06/09/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State Senate - District 39
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 6, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Theresa; 2 Children
Birth Date: 12/08/1948
Home City: Matthews, NC
Religion: Catholic

North Carolina Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 23, 2013 SB 76 Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Requirements and Authorizes Off-Shore Drilling Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(37 - 11)
Yea
July 18, 2013 SB 81 Establishes the Charlotte Regional Airport Authority Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(26 - 14)
Yea
May 2, 2013 SB 612 Amends Environmental Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 11)
Yea
March 13, 2013 SB 81 Establishes the Charlotte Regional Airport Authority Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 18)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2013 SB 76 Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Requirements and Authorizes Off-Shore Drilling Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 7)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2013 SB 81 Establishes the Charlotte Regional Airport Authority Senate Sponsor
Feb. 11, 2013 SB 76 Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Requirements and Authorizes Off-Shore Drilling Senate Sponsor
June 18, 2012 HB 7 Authorizes Community Colleges to Opt Out of Federal Loan Program Veto Override Passed - Senate
(31 - 16)
Yea
June 12, 2012 HB 819 Requirements for Calculating Sea Level Rise Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 12)
Yea
May 3, 2011 HB 129 Regulates Competition Between Local Government and Private Business Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 10)
Yea
March 29, 2011 SB 455 State Senate Redistricting Senate Sponsor
May 27, 2010 SB 704 School Change Models Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 19)
Nay
July 17, 2008 HB 2690 Durham County Meals Tax Bill Passed - Senate
(41 - 22)
Nay

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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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