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Key Votes

Jeff Brandes' Voting Records

Full Name: Jeffrey 'Jeff' Paul Brandes
Office: State Senate (FL) - District 22, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State Senate - District 22
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Natalie; 3 Children: Charlotte, Colin, Conor
Birth Date: 02/12/1976
Birth Place: Saint Petersburg, FL
Home City: Saint Petersburg, FL
Religion: Methodist

Florida Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 1, 2014 HB 851 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 13)
Nay
April 29, 2014 SB 1714 Amends Brewery Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 10)
Nay
April 28, 2014 SB 386 Prohibits Enforcement of Foreign Laws Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 14)
Yea
April 25, 2014 HB 1047 Amends Definition of Fetal Viability Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 15)
Yea
April 24, 2014 HB 7029 Prohibits Administrators From Punishing Simulation Of Weapon Play Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 6)
Yea
April 24, 2014 SB 392 Increases the Speed Limit on Certain Highways Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 11)
Yea
April 23, 2014 HB 59 Establishes Penalties for Killing or Injuring a Fetus Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 14)
Yea
April 3, 2014 HB 89 Prohibits Mandatory Sentencing for Certain Convictions of Aggravated Assault Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 7)
Did Not Vote
Nov. 12, 2013 SB 392 Increases the Speed Limit on Certain Highways Senate Sponsor
May 1, 2013 HB 7009 Amends Teacher Evaluations and Charter School Provisions Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 7)
Yea
April 30, 2013 HB 867 Authorizes Parent Involvement in School Turnaround Decisions Bill Failed - Senate
(20 - 20)
Yea
April 29, 2013 HB 7083 Limits Post-Conviction Death Penalty Appeals Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 10)
Yea
April 29, 2013 SB 306 Authorizes Professional Sports Teams to Bid for State Funds Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 4)
Yea
April 11, 2013 SB 1792 Amends Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Provisions Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 12)
Yea
April 4, 2013 SB 718 Amends Alimony Provisions Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 11)
Yea
March 27, 2012 SJR 2B State Senate Redistricting Joint Resolution Passed - House
(61 - 47)
Yea
March 9, 2012 HB 119 Amends Personal Injury Protection Insurance Requirements and Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(80 - 34)
Did Not Vote
March 9, 2012 HB 1263 Health Inspection Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(86 - 29)
Yea
March 9, 2012 HB 5001 2012-2013 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(80 - 37)
Yea
March 7, 2012 HB 859 School Voucher Program Bill Passed - House
(92 - 24)
Yea
March 2, 2012 HB 1205 Authorizes Random Drug Tests of State Employees Bill Passed - House
(79 - 37)
Nay
March 1, 2012 HB 1209 Prohibits Courts from Basing Decisions on Foreign Laws Bill Passed - House
(92 - 24)
Yea
March 1, 2012 HB 277 Prohibits Abortions During the Third Trimester Bill Passed - House
(78 - 33)
Did Not Vote
March 1, 2012 HB 4001 Repeals Provisions for Cap and Trade Regulations Bill Passed - House
(82 - 34)
Yea
March 1, 2012 SB 98 Authorizes Student-Led Prayer in School Bill Passed - House
(88 - 27)
Yea
Feb. 29, 2012 HB 213 Amends Mortgage Foreclosure Process Bill Passed - House
(94 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 29, 2012 HB 609 Prohibits Unpaid Wage Collection Ordinances Bill Passed - House
(77 - 38)
Yea
Feb. 24, 2012 HB 971 Amends Process of Judiciary Appointment Bill Passed - House
(77 - 35)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2012 HB 549 Amends Alimony Provisions Bill Passed - House
(83 - 30)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2012 HB 7087 Increases Certain Business Tax Credits and Sales Tax Exemptions Bill Passed - House
(92 - 22)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2012 HB 5001 2012-2013 Budget Bill Passed - House
(79 - 38)
Yea
Feb. 3, 2012 SB 1174 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(80 - 37)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2012 HB 7087 Increases Certain Business Tax Credits and Sales Tax Exemptions House Co-sponsor
May 7, 2011 SB 2000 2011-2012 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(79 - 39)
Yea
May 6, 2011 HB 5007 Amends Business Regulations Conference Report Adopted - House
(81 - 35)
Yea
May 6, 2011 HB 5305 Eliminating the Correctional Medical Authority Conference Report Adopted - House
(81 - 34)
Yea
May 6, 2011 HB 7107 Medicaid Managed Care Program Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(79 - 39)
Yea
May 4, 2011 HJR 1179 Prohibits Public Funding of Abortions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(79 - 34)
Yea
May 4, 2011 SB 234 Authorizes Open Display of a Firearm Bill Passed - House
(99 - 17)
Yea
May 4, 2011 SJR 2 Authorizes Exemptions from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Amendment Adopted - House
(80 - 37)
Yea
May 3, 2011 HJR 7111 Amends the Division of the Florida Supreme Court Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(80 - 38)
Yea
April 27, 2011 HB 1127 Abortion Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(81 - 37)
Yea
April 27, 2011 HB 97 Prohibits Insurance Coverage of Abortion Bill Passed - House
(80 - 37)
Yea
April 27, 2011 HJR 1179 Prohibits Public Funding of Abortions Joint Resolution Passed - House
(82 - 35)
Yea
April 26, 2011 HB 353 Drug Screening for Temporary Assistance Beneficiaries Bill Passed - House
(78 - 38)
Nay
April 26, 2011 HB 45 Regulation of Firearms and Ammunition Bill Passed - House
(85 - 33)
Yea
April 15, 2011 HJR 7111 Amends the Division of the Florida Supreme Court Amendment Adopted - House
(79 - 38)
Yea
March 24, 2011 HB 1207 Campaign Financing Act Veto Override Passed - House
(81 - 39)
Yea
March 16, 2011 SB 736 Public School Evaluation Procedures Bill Passed - House
(80 - 39)
Yea
March 8, 2011 HB 97 Prohibits Insurance Coverage of Abortion House Co-sponsor

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