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Key Votes

Ralph Shortey's Voting Records

Full Name: Ralph Shortey
Office: State Senate (OK) - District 44, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State Senate - District 44
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 24, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jennifer; 2 Children: Kaitlyn, Elena
Birth Place: Casper, WY
Home City: Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 23, 2014 HB 3399 Repeals Common Core State Standards Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(31 - 10)
Did Not Vote
May 23, 2014 HJR 1033 Authorizes Bond Issue for Capital Repairs Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(34 - 8)
Did Not Vote
May 20, 2014 SB 2127 2014-2015 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 9)
Yea
April 22, 2014 HB 2508 Reduces Individual and Corporate Income Taxes Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 19)
Yea
April 15, 2014 HB 2684 Limits the Use of Certain Abortion-Inducing Drugs to FDA Approved Protocol Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 5)
Yea
April 1, 2014 HB 3399 Repeals Common Core State Standards Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 10)
Yea
March 27, 2014 HB 2580 Extends Film Industry Tax Credit Program Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 11)
Nay
March 13, 2014 SB 1495 Establishes a Pilot Managed Care System under Medicaid Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 21)
Yea
March 12, 2014 SB 1440 Prohibits Development of Certain Wind Energy Facilities Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 8)
Did Not Vote
March 12, 2014 SB 1848 Requires Board of Health to Develop Standards for Abortion Providers Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 8)
Did Not Vote
March 10, 2014 SB 1023 Prohibits a Municipality from Establishing a Minimum Wage Higher Than Federal Standards Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 9)
Yea
March 5, 2014 SB 1219 Prohibits Minors from Purchasing Certain Emergency Contraceptives Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 11)
Did Not Vote
March 4, 2014 SB 1651 Appropriates Funds for the Native American Cultural Center Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2014 SB 1246 Amends State Income Tax Rates Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 10)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 20, 2014 SB 2044 Authorizes Bonds for Capitol Improvement Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 11)
Nay
Feb. 3, 2014 HB 3399 Repeals Common Core State Standards House Co-sponsor
May 15, 2013 SB 550 Repeals the Retail Sales Price Requirement Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(29 - 16)
Yea
May 14, 2013 HB 2301 2014-2015 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 20)
Yea
May 6, 2013 SB 652 Increases Driver's License Fees Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(30 - 15)
Yea
April 30, 2013 SB 1062 Amends State Worker's Compensation Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(35 - 12)
Yea
April 24, 2013 HB 2032 Reduces Certain Income Tax Rates Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 14)
Yea
April 23, 2013 HB 1658 Amends Public School Grading System Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 13)
Did Not Vote
April 16, 2013 HB 2015 Expands Information Collected from Abortion Patients Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 7)
Yea
March 26, 2013 HB 1999 Authorizes the Slaughter of Horses Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 14)
Did Not Vote
March 11, 2013 SB 585 Reduces Personal Income Tax Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 13)
Yea
March 6, 2013 SB 1001 Authorizes Parents to Petition for Certain School Actions Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 12)
Yea
March 6, 2013 SB 802 Prohibits the Sale of Electric Cigarettes to Minors Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2013 SB 1062 Amends State Worker's Compensation Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 20, 2013 SB 375 Authorizes the International Sale of Horse Meat for Human Consumption Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 6)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2013 HB 1940 Authorizes Students to Express Religious Viewpoints in Schools House Co-sponsor
Feb. 4, 2013 SB 1001 Authorizes Parents to Petition for Certain School Actions Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 4, 2013 SJR 21 Amends Selection Process for Judicial Nominating Commission Senate Co-sponsor
May 22, 2012 SB 1975 2012-2013 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 15)
Yea
May 10, 2012 SB 1733 Authorizes Open Carry of Firearms Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(33 - 10)
Yea
April 25, 2012 HB 3061 Reduces Income Tax Rates Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 16)
Yea
April 18, 2012 HB 2155 Authorizes an Alternative Plan to the Worker's Compensation Program Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 17)
Nay
March 12, 2012 SB 1571 Repeals State Income Tax Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 17)
Yea
March 6, 2012 SB 1274 Requires physicians inform abortion patients of fetal heartbeat Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 8)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2012 SB 1433 Defines life as beginning at conception Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 8)
Yea
Feb. 6, 2012 HB 2296 Limits Certain Civil Liability for Mobile Home Park Operators House Co-sponsor
Feb. 6, 2012 SB 1274 Requires physicians inform abortion patients of fetal heartbeat Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 6, 2012 SB 1433 Defines life as beginning at conception Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 6, 2012 SB 1733 Authorizes Open Carry of Firearms Senate Co-sponsor
May 16, 2011 HB 2145 State House Redistricting Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(43 - 4)
Yea
May 3, 2011 HB 1527 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 5)
Did Not Vote
April 19, 2011 HB 1593 Repealing Collective Bargaining Requirement for Cities Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 19)
Nay
April 12, 2011 S Amdt 1 Removes Provision Authorizing Legislators to Carry Firearms Amendment Adopted - Senate
(29 - 19)
Nay
April 5, 2011 HB 1888 Abortion Restrictions Motion Agreed - Senate
(25 - 20)
Yea
March 14, 2011 SB 91 Proof of Presidential Candidates' Citizenship Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2011 SB 863 Compensation for Non-Economic Damages Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 18)
Yea

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