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Key Votes

Jack Martins' Voting Records

Full Name: Jack M. Martins
Office: State Senate (NY) - District 7, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Paula; 4 Children
Home City: Mineola, NY

New York Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 20, 2014 A 6357E Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate
(49 - 10)
Yea
April 30, 2014 A 9206 Establishes Speed Violation Monitoring Systems in Certain Counties Bill Passed - Senate
(49 - 11)
Yea
March 17, 2014 A 2597A Establishes the New York DREAM Fund Commission Bill Failed - Senate
(30 - 29)
Nay
March 13, 2014 S 2031A Amends the Board of Regents Appointment Process Bill Passed - Senate
(42 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2014 S 6617B Requires State-Funded Projects to Consider Climate Change Effects Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 14, 2013 S 2230 Establishes Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate
(43 - 18)
Yea
Jan. 9, 2013 S 2031A Amends the Board of Regents Appointment Process Senate Co-sponsor
June 21, 2012 S 7722A Authorizes Special Education Tuition Reimbursement Bill Passed - Senate
(47 - 13)
Yea
April 18, 2012 S 1707A Authorizes Professional Mixed Martial Arts Events Bill Passed - Senate
(43 - 14)
Yea
March 14, 2012 A 9525 State Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 0)
Yea
March 14, 2012 A 9556 Authorizes Casino Gambling Amendment Adopted - Senate
(36 - 0)
Yea
March 14, 2012 S 6733 Expands DNA Database to Include Misdemeanors Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 0)
Yea
March 14, 2012 S 6735 Amends the Public Employee Retirement System Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 5)
Yea
Feb. 6, 2012 S 6087-A Authorizes the Use of School Property for Religious Meetings and Worship Bill Passed - Senate
(54 - 7)
Yea
Jan. 31, 2012 S 5560-A Requires DNA Testing of All Persons Convicted of Certain Crimes Bill Passed - Senate
(49 - 10)
Yea
Jan. 4, 2012 S 1707A Authorizes Professional Mixed Martial Arts Events Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 2012 S 6087-A Authorizes the Use of School Property for Religious Meetings and Worship Senate Co-sponsor
June 24, 2011 A 8354 Marriage Equality Enactment Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 29)
Nay
June 24, 2011 A 8496 Increases The Number Of Taxicabs Serving New York Bill Passed - Senate
(40 - 21)
Nay
June 15, 2011 A 8446 Extension of Rent Control Laws Bill Failed - Senate
(14 - 43)
Yea
June 15, 2011 A 8446 Extension of Rent Control Laws Bill Failed - Senate
(32 - 30)
Yea
June 15, 2011 S 5596 Revising The Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax Bill Passed - Senate
(40 - 22)
Yea
June 6, 2011 S 5596 Revising The Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax Senate Co-sponsor
June 1, 2011 S 5560-A Requires DNA Testing of All Persons Convicted of Certain Crimes Senate Co-sponsor
May 23, 2011 S 1707 Authorizes Mixed Martial Arts Events Bill Passed - Senate
(42 - 18)
Yea
March 30, 2011 S 2808 Implementing the Education, Labor, and Family Assistance Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(49 - 13)
Yea
March 14, 2011 S 3331 Non-Partisan Redistricting Commission Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 24)
Yea
Jan. 31, 2011 S 2706 Limitations on Tax Levies Bill Passed - Senate
(45 - 17)
Yea
Jan. 31, 2011 S 2707 Funding State Mandated Programs Bill Passed - Senate
(42 - 20)
Yea
Jan. 28, 2011 S 2706 Limits Tax Levies on Schools and Local Government Subject to Voter Approval Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 28, 2011 S 2707 Funding State Mandated Programs Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 19, 2011 S 1891 New York Jobs Tax Credit Bill Passed - Senate
(51 - 9)
Yea
Jan. 19, 2011 S 1892 Limiting State Spending Amendment Adopted - Senate
(41 - 19)
Yea
Jan. 19, 2011 S 1919 Amends Rules for Legislature Amendment Adopted - Senate
(41 - 19)
Yea
Jan. 11, 2011 S 1707 Authorizes Mixed Martial Arts Events Senate Co-sponsor

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