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Key Votes

David Simpson's Voting Records on Issue: Guns

Full Name: David P. Simpson
Office: State House (TX) - District 7, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 7
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Susan; 7 Children: Sarah, Rhyne, William, Daniel, Susanna, Sophia, Hannah
Birth Date: 06/27/1961
Birth Place: Lubbock, TX
Home City: Longview, TX
Religion: Reformed Baptist

Texas Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 7, 2013 HB 928 Prohibits State Funds from Being Used for the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House
(101 - 31)
Yea
May 6, 2013 HB 1009 Establishes "School Marshal" as a New Category of Law Enforcement for Schools Bill Passed - House
(123 - 22)
Yea
May 6, 2013 HB 1076 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House
(100 - 47)
Yea
May 6, 2013 HB 972 Authorizes Concealed Handguns on Higher Education Campuses Bill Passed - House
(102 - 41)
Yea
May 6, 2013 SB 864 Reduces Required Hours for Concealed Handgun License Training Bill Passed - House
(116 - 30)
Yea
Feb. 7, 2013 HB 1076 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations House Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2013 HB 972 Authorizes Concealed Handguns on Higher Education Campuses House Co-sponsor

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