Senator Dave Thompson's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Dave Thompson
Current Office: State Senate - 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
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
5/16/14 HF 1068 Appropriates Funds for Capital Investments
Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 19)
Nay
5/16/14 HF 2293 Amends Regulations for Payday Lenders
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 25)
Nay
5/16/14 HF 2490 Authorizes Bonds For Spending on Construction
Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 17)
Nay
5/16/14 HF 3172 2014-2015 Supplemental Budget
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (37 - 22)
Nay
5/16/14 SF 2470 Authorizes Medical Marijuana
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (46 - 16)
Yea
5/13/14 HF 3169 Establishes a Citizen Council to Set the Salary of Legislators
Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 25)
Nay
5/09/14 SF 1740 Requires a "Kill Switch" on a Cell Phone
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (44 - 19)
Nay
5/08/14 HF 2536 Requires Equal Pay and Increases Maternity Leave
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (43 - 24)
Nay
5/02/14 SF 2047 Authorizes State to Store Infant Blood Samples
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (36 - 20)
Nay
5/02/14 SF 2099 Requires Political Contributions by Corporations to be Subject to the Individual Income Tax
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 23)
Nay
4/29/14 HF 2096 Authorizes Online Voter Registration
Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 24)
Nay
4/23/14 SF 2047 Authorizes State to Store Infant Blood Samples
Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 22)
Nay
4/09/14 HF 2091 Increases the Minimum Wage
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 31)
Nay
4/03/14 HF 826 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 31)
Nay
3/21/14 HF 1777 Repeals Certain Business Taxes
Bill Passed - Senate (58 - 5)
Did Not Vote
5/20/13 HF 677 Amends State Taxes
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 30)
Nay
5/19/13 HF 1823 Establishes Council to Review Legislative Pay Changes
Amendment Adopted - Senate (43 - 23)
Nay
5/19/13 HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (41 - 26)
Nay
5/18/13 HF 1233 2013-2015 Biennium Health and Human Services Budget
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (39 - 28)
Nay
5/17/13 SF 1236 Appropriates Funds to Higher Education
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (44 - 22)
Nay
5/15/13 SF 778 Authorizes the Unionization of Family Child Care Providers
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 32)
Nay
5/13/13 HF 1054 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 30)
Nay
5/08/13 HF 92 Increases Minimum Wage
Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 28)
Nay
5/01/13 SF 723 Authorizes In-State Tuition and Financial Aid for Undocumented College Students
Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 23)
Nay
4/25/13 HF 1233 2013-2015 Biennium Health and Human Services Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 28)
Nay
4/25/13 HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 28)
Nay
4/20/13 SF 523 Prohibits Employers From Asking Applicants for Criminal History
Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 16)
Yea
4/17/13 SF 1236 Appropriates Funds to Higher Education
Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 18)
Nay
4/16/13 SF 1589 State Government Appropriations and Increase in Governor and Legislators Pay
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 32)
Nay
3/18/13 HF 5 Establishes Minnesota Insurance Marketplace
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (39 - 28)
Nay
3/07/13 HF 5 Establishes the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 28)
Nay
2/14/13 HF 9 Expands Medicaid Eligibility
Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 22)
Nay
5/10/12 HF 2958 Authorizes New Viking Stadium
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (38 - 28)
Nay
5/07/12 HF 1752 Authorizes Bonds for Construction Works
Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 22)
Nay
5/03/12 HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (41 - 25)
Yea
5/03/12 SF 1694 Authorizes the Sale of Certain Fireworks
Veto Override Failed - Senate (37 - 29)
Yea
4/28/12 HF 2171 Increases Hunting and Fishing Fees
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 28)
Nay
4/28/12 HF 2795 Expands Gambling
Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 18)
Yea
4/24/12 SF 1694 Authorizes the Sale of Certain Fireworks
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (48 - 17)
Yea
4/23/12 HF 2341 Requires Physicians to Administer Abortion Drugs In Person
Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 25)
Yea
4/18/12 SF 1921 Increases Requirements for Abortion Providers
Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 23)
Yea
4/05/12 HF 2738 Requires Photo Identification to Vote
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 29)
Yea
4/02/12 HF 2083 Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 28)
Yea
3/19/12 HF 545 Requires State Budget to Include Federal Insolvency Contingency Plan
Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 12)
Yea
2/27/12 HF 1870 Authorizes School Districts to Dismiss Teachers Based on Performance
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 26)
Yea
2/23/12 HF 1467 Expands the Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense
Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 23)
Yea
1/30/12 Anderson Nomination Confirmation of Ellen Anderson as Public Utilities Commissioner
Motion Rejected - Senate (29 - 37)
Nay
7/19/11 HF 20 2011-2013 Biennium Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 27)
Yea
7/19/11 HF 25 2011-2013 Health and Human Services Biennium Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 27)
Yea
7/19/11 HF 26 2011-2013 Biennium Education Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 28)
Yea

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