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Key Votes

Phillip Sterner's Voting Records

Full Name: Phillip 'Phil' M. Sterner
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Brenda; 5 Children: Nathan, Jeanette, Jolene, Julie, Natalie
Birth Date: 05/18/1960
Birth Place: Bismark, ND
Home City: Rosemount, MN
Religion: Roman Catholic

Minnesota Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 17, 2010 HF 1 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - House
(97 - 32)
Yea
May 11, 2010 SF 341 Domestic Partner Death Rights Bill Passed - House
(78 - 55)
Yea
May 10, 2010 HF 2037 2010-2011 Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(71 - 63)
Nay
May 4, 2010 HF 2614 Health and Human Services Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(79 - 54)
Nay
March 29, 2010 HF 1671 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House
(76 - 55)
Yea
March 11, 2010 HF 2700 Omnibus Bonding and Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House
(89 - 44)
Yea
March 1, 2010 SF 2168 General Assistance Medical Care Program Modifications Veto Override Failed - House
(86 - 47)
Yea
May 18, 2009 HF 108 Primary Seat Belt Law Bill Passed - House
(73 - 60)
Yea
May 18, 2009 HF 2323 Tax Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House
(82 - 47)
Yea
May 18, 2009 SF 97 Legalizing Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House
(70 - 64)
Nay
May 18, 2009 SF 971 School Anti-Bullying Policy Requirements Bill Passed - House
(95 - 39)
Yea
May 17, 2009 HF 1362 Health Budget Veto Override Failed - House
(87 - 47)
Yea
May 17, 2009 HF 885 Tax Law Amendments Veto Override Failed - House
(85 - 49)
Yea
May 11, 2009 HF 1362 Health Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(80 - 51)
Yea
May 8, 2009 HF 1231 2010-2011 Cultural and Outdoor Resources Budget Bill Passed - House
(78 - 51)
Yea
May 8, 2009 HF 885 Tax Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House
(86 - 45)
Yea
May 5, 2009 SF 2081 2010-2011 Economic Development Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(74 - 57)
Nay
April 30, 2009 Ending Prohibition on New Nuclear Power Plant Construction Amendment Rejected - House
(60 - 72)
Nay
April 27, 2009 H Amendment Prohibits State Funding for Abortions Amendment Rejected - House
(66 - 66)
Yea
April 23, 2009 SF 2082 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - House
(69 - 62)
Nay
March 26, 2009 HF 1797 Federal Stimulus Transportation Funding Bill Passed - House
(113 - 19)
Yea
March 2, 2009 HF 1231 2010-2011 Cultural and Outdoor Resources Budget House Sponsor

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