Representative David P. Simpson's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: David P. Simpson
Current Office: State House - 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
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/10/13 HB 2 Increases Abortion Facility Requirements and Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks
Bill Passed - House (96 - 49)
Yea
6/24/13 SB 5 Increases Abortion Facility Requirements and Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks
Bill Passed - House (95 - 34)
Yea
6/21/13 SB 2 State Senate Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (109 - 30)
Yea
6/21/13 SB 3 State House Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (93 - 46)
Yea
6/21/13 SB 4 Congressional Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (93 - 47)
Yea
5/26/13 SB 1 2013-2015 Biennium Budget
Conference Report Adopted - House (118 - 29)
Did Not Vote
5/24/13 HB 950 Requires Equal Pay
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (78 - 61)
Nay
5/22/13 SB 21 Requires Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits
Bill Passed - House (104 - 42)
Yea
5/15/13 SJR 13 Establishes Term Limits For Certain Elected Officials
Joint Resolution Failed - House (61 - 80)
Nay
5/10/13 HB 1340 Authorizes Certain Children to Consent to Immunizations
Bill Passed - House (71 - 61)
Nay
5/09/13 SB 376 Establishes a Free Breakfast Program for Students
Bill Passed - House (73 - 58)
Nay
5/08/13 HB 500 Extends the Franchise Tax Exemption for Certain Businesses
Bill Passed - House (117 - 24)
Yea
5/07/13 HB 928 Prohibits State Funds from Being Used for the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations
Bill Passed - House (101 - 31)
Yea
5/06/13 HB 1009 Establishes "School Marshal" as a New Category of Law Enforcement for Schools
Bill Passed - House (123 - 22)
Yea
5/06/13 HB 1076 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations
Bill Passed - House (100 - 47)
Yea
5/06/13 HB 972 Authorizes Concealed Handguns on Higher Education Campuses
Bill Passed - House (102 - 41)
Yea
5/06/13 SB 864 Reduces Required Hours for Concealed Handgun License Training
Bill Passed - House (116 - 30)
Yea
5/04/13 HB 852 Prohibits the Sale of Shark Fins
Bill Passed - House (87 - 42)
Nay
5/03/13 HB 318 Prohibits Employers from Asking for Private Passwords
Bill Passed - House (79 - 64)
Nay
5/02/13 HB 772 Requires Individuals to Opt-Out of Immunization Registry
Bill Passed - House (99 - 47)
Nay
5/01/13 HB 489 Expands Access to Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD
Bill Passed - House (120 - 21)
Nay
4/26/13 HB 148 Prohibits Multiple Ballots from Being Turned in by 1 Individual
Bill Passed - House (93 - 48)
Nay
4/18/13 HB 63 Prohibits Texting While Driving
Bill Passed - House (97 - 45)
Nay
2/07/13 HB 1076 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/05/13 HB 972 Authorizes Concealed Handguns on Higher Education Campuses
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/01/13 HB 912 Limits the Private Use of Unmanned Aircrafts
None - House
Co-sponsor
6/29/11 SB 29 Restricts Certain Types of Touching During Searches by Government Officials
Motion Rejected - House (96 - 26)
Yea
6/16/11 HB 5 Interstate Health Care Compact
Bill Passed - House (92 - 43)
Did Not Vote
6/16/11 SB 8 Management and Operation of Public Schools
Bill Passed - House (81 - 55)
Did Not Vote
6/15/11 SB 4 Congressional Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (93 - 47)
Yea
6/10/11 SB 1 2011-2013 Biennium Education Budget
Bill Passed - House (83 - 62)
Nay
6/09/11 SB 7 Health Care
Bill Passed - House (89 - 41)
Nay
6/02/11 SB 29 Restricts Certain Types of Touching During Searches by Government Officials
None - Senate
Sponsor
5/29/11 HB 242 Prohibits Texting While Driving
Conference Report Adopted - House (80 - 61)
Nay
5/29/11 SB 1811 Reduces Funding for State Agencies
Conference Report Adopted - House (84 - 63)
Nay
5/28/11 HB 1 2011-2013 Budget
Conference Report Adopted - House (97 - 53)
Nay
5/25/11 H Amdt 1 Interstate Health Care Compact
Amendment Adopted - House (99 - 43)
Yea
5/25/11 HB 359 Corporal Punishment in Public Schools
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (80 - 64)
Yea
5/20/11 H Amdt 53 Prohibits Smoking in Public Places
Amendment Adopted - House (73 - 66)
Nay
5/19/11 H Amdt 47 Prohibits State Funding of Facilities that Perform Abortions
Amendment Adopted - House (90 - 44)
Yea
5/17/11 SB 420 Eligibility for Indigent Health Care
Bill Passed - House (102 - 40)
Yea
5/16/11 SB 14 Voter Identification Requirements
Conference Report Adopted - House (98 - 46)
Yea
5/13/11 HB 359 Corporal Punishment in Public Schools
Bill Passed - House (84 - 55)
Yea
5/10/11 HB 12 Enforcement Of State And Federal Laws Governing Immigration
Bill Passed - House (100 - 47)
Yea
5/05/11 HB 15 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (94 - 41)
Yea
4/28/11 HB 150 2011-2012 Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (92 - 54)
Yea
4/27/11 HB 2403 Internet Sales Tax
Bill Passed - House (125 - 20)
Yea
4/03/11 HB 1 2011-2013 Budget
Bill Passed - House (98 - 49)
Nay
4/01/11 Amdt 143 Requiring Public Colleges and Universities to Fund Student Centers for Family and Traditional Values
Amendment Adopted - House (110 - 24)
Yea
4/01/11 H Amdt 6 Appropriations for the Department of Aging and Disability Services
Amendment Adopted - House (67 - 61)
Yea

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