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Key Votes

Thomas Forese's Voting Records on Issue: Federal, State and Local Relations

Full Name: Thomas Forese
Office: State House (AZ) - District 17, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for Corporation Commissioner
Primary Aug. 26, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Casey; 4 Children
Birth Place: Boston, MA
Home City: Gilbert, AZ

Arizona Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 21, 2014 HB 2316 Prohibits Adoption of Federal Education Standards Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(35 - 20)
Yea
April 17, 2014 HB 2367 Establishes Work Requirements for Certain Medicaid Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(35 - 22)
Yea
April 15, 2014 SB 1158 Amends Fireworks Laws Bill Passed - House
(43 - 17)
Yea
March 12, 2014 HB 2517 Establishes Penalties for Violations of an Existing State Firearms Law Bill Passed - House
(34 - 22)
Did Not Vote
March 6, 2014 HB 2367 Establishes Work Requirements for Certain Medicaid Recipients Bill Passed - House
(35 - 22)
Yea
Feb. 5, 2014 HB 2517 Establishes Penalties for Violations of an Existing State Firearms Law House Co-sponsor
Jan. 22, 2014 HB 2316 Prohibits Adoption of Federal Education Standards House Sponsor
April 8, 2013 HB 2477 Requires Photo Radar Systems To Be Necessary for Public Safety Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(42 - 16)
Yea
March 4, 2013 HB 2280 Prohibits Local Governments from Establishing Employee Pay Requirements Bill Passed - House
(32 - 27)
Yea
May 2, 2012 HCR 2004 Establishes State Sovereignty Over Certain Natural Resources Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(38 - 20)
Yea
April 23, 2012 SB 1332 Requires the Federal Government to Give Back Land to Arizona Bill Passed - House
(35 - 15)
Yea
April 19, 2012 SB 1182 Prohibits Enforcement of Certain Provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act Bill Passed - House
(34 - 22)
Yea
April 9, 2012 HB 2434 Requires Federal Agents to Notify Local Law Enforcement Prior to Taking Action Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(38 - 17)
Yea
March 6, 2012 HCR 2056 Matches State Minimum Wage to Federal Minimum Resolution Passed - House
(39 - 18)
Yea
April 18, 2011 SB 1406 Interstate Compact to Build a Border Fence Bill Passed - House
(40 - 19)
Yea
April 18, 2011 SB 1495 Establishment of an Arizona State Guard Bill Passed - House
(39 - 20)
Yea
Jan. 20, 2011 SB 1001 Request for Medicaid Waiver Bill Passed - House
(40 - 20)
Yea

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