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Key Votes

Steve Smith's Voting Records on Issue: Immigration

Full Name: Steve Smith
Office: State House (AZ) - District 11, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State Senate - District 11
Primary Aug. 26, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Married; 4 Children
Birth Place: Detroit, MI
Home City: Maricopa, AZ, AZ
Religion: Christian

Arizona Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 21, 2014 HB 2462 Authorizes the State to Create a Virtual Border Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(35 - 20)
April 19, 2011 SB 1406 Interstate Compact to Build a Border Fence Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 9)
April 6, 2011 HB 2191 Punitive Damage Awards Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 8)
March 17, 2011 SB 1308 Separate Birth Certificates for Non-Citizens Bill Failed - Senate
(12 - 18)
March 17, 2011 SB 1309 Defines Arizona Citizenship Bill Failed - Senate
(11 - 19)
March 17, 2011 SB 1405 Hospital Admissions and Restrictions Bill Failed - Senate
(12 - 18)
March 17, 2011 SB 1611 Requires Verification of Citizenship for Certain Benefits Bill Failed - Senate
(11 - 19)
March 15, 2011 SCR 1035 English as the Official Language Resolution Passed - Senate
(21 - 9)
Feb. 28, 2011 SB 1406 Interstate Compact to Build a Border Fence Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 9)

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