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Key Votes

Dave Thompson's Voting Records on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Dave Thompson
Office: State Senate (MN) - District 58, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Rhonda; 2 Children: Amanda, Phil
Birth Date: 10/02/1961
Home City: Lakeville, MN

Minnesota Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 16, 2014 HF 2293 Amends Regulations for Payday Lenders Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 25)
Nay
May 9, 2014 SF 1740 Requires a "Kill Switch" on a Cell Phone Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(44 - 19)
Nay
May 8, 2014 HF 2536 Requires Equal Pay and Increases Maternity Leave Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(43 - 24)
Nay
April 9, 2014 HF 2091 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 31)
Nay
May 15, 2013 SF 778 Authorizes the Unionization of Family Child Care Providers Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 32)
Nay
May 8, 2013 HF 92 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 28)
Nay
March 7, 2013 HF 5 Establishes the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 28)
Nay
Feb. 14, 2013 HF 9 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate
(45 - 22)
Nay
May 3, 2012 HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(41 - 25)
Yea
May 3, 2012 SF 1694 Authorizes the Sale of Certain Fireworks Veto Override Failed - Senate
(37 - 29)
Yea
April 24, 2012 SF 1694 Authorizes the Sale of Certain Fireworks Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(48 - 17)
Yea

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