Representative John Ragan, Jr.'s Voting Records

Office: State House (TN) - District 33, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 33
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/21/16 HB 2248 Rescinds Funding for the University of Tennessee's Diversity Office
Conference Report Adopted - House (63 - 21)
Yea
4/20/16 HB 615 Establishes the Bible as the Official State Book
Veto Override Failed - House (43 - 50)
Nay
4/20/16 SB 2376 Authorizes University of Tennessee Employees to Carry a Handgun on Campus
Bill Passed - House (69 - 24)
Yea
4/18/16 HB 2248 Rescinds Funding for the University of Tennessee's Diversity Office
Bill Passed - House (66 - 22)
Yea
4/18/16 SJR 467 Urges Attorney General to File Lawsuit in Relation to Refugee Resettlement Program
Bill Passed - House (69 - 25)
Yea
4/07/16 SB 1636 Prohibits City Requirements for Affordable Housing
Bill Passed - House (72 - 23)
Yea
4/06/16 SB 1556 Authorizes Therapists to Decline to Provide Services
Bill Passed - House (68 - 22)
Yea
3/28/16 SB 2094 Limits Liquor Retailers to 2 Stores
Bill Passed - House (72 - 16)
Yea
3/14/16 HB 779 Authorizes Voters to Petition for De-annexation Elections
Bill Passed - House (68 - 25)
Yea
3/07/16 SB 1674 Amends Child Safety Seat Requirements
Bill Passed - House (68 - 19)
Yea
3/03/16 HJR 529 Expresses Disagreement with the Decision in Obergefell v. Hodges
Joint Resolution Passed - House (73 - 18)
Yea
2/29/16 SB 1821 Authorizes the Possession of a Live Skunk
Bill Failed - House (44 - 36)
Did Not Vote
2/18/16 HB 2129 Requires Historical Commission Approval to Alter Monuments
Bill Passed - House (71 - 23)
Yea
2/04/16 SJR 67 Requests that the U.S. Congress call a Constitutional Convention
Bill Passed - House (59 - 31)
Yea
1/21/16 HB 2129 Requires Historical Commission Approval to Alter Monuments
None - House
Co-sponsor
4/22/15 SB 1128 Prohibits Unmanned Traffic Speed Cameras
Bill Passed - House (74 - 16)
Yea
4/22/15 SB 612 Exempts Certain Students from Out-of-State Tuition
Bill Failed - House (49 - 47)
Nay
4/20/15 SB 606 Amends Eligibility for Longevity Pay
Bill Passed - House (70 - 26)
Yea
4/16/15 HB 606 Increases Penalties for Driving Without Insurance
Bill Passed - House (63 - 25)
Yea
4/16/15 HB 995 Authorizes Firearms in Public Parks
Conference Report Adopted - House (62 - 25)
Yea
4/15/15 HB 615 Establishes the Bible as the Official State Book
Bill Passed - House (55 - 38)
Nay
4/15/15 SB 177 Increases Fines for Failure to Wear a Seat Belt
Bill Passed - House (69 - 22)
Yea
4/13/15 SB 1110 Prohibits Enforcement of Federal Gun Laws
Bill Passed - House (74 - 20)
Yea
4/06/15 HB 995 Authorizes Firearms in Public Parks
Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 17)
Yea
3/30/15 HB 995 Authorizes Firearms in Public Parks
Bill Passed - House (65 - 21)
Yea
3/23/15 SB 1058 Prohibits the Termination of Employees for Storing Firearms in Vehicles
Bill Passed - House (78 - 14)
Yea
4/16/14 SB 2580 Authorizes the Use of Certain Execution Methods
Bill Passed - House (68 - 13)
Did Not Vote
4/10/14 HB 2501 2014-2015 Budget
Bill Passed - House (68 - 27)
Yea
4/09/14 SB 1391 Prohibits Women from Using Illegal Substances While Pregnant
Bill Passed - House (64 - 30)
Yea
4/07/14 SB 2115 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Certain Students
Bill Passed - House (63 - 27)
Yea
2/24/14 HB 937 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion
Bill Passed - House (69 - 24)
Yea
2/20/14 SB 837 Authorizes the Sale of Wine in Grocery Stores
Bill Passed - House (71 - 15)
Yea
1/22/14 HB 1574 Limits Amount of Pseudoephedrine an Individual Can Purchase
None - House
Co-sponsor
4/18/13 HB 702 Increases the Appeal Time Period for Establishing Charter Schools
Bill Passed - House (62 - 30)
Yea
4/17/13 SB 1248 Requires Disclosure of Photographic Evidence of Animal Abuse
Bill Passed - House (50 - 43)
Nay
3/18/13 HB 534 Authorizes University Student Organizations to Limit Membership Based on Religion
Bill Passed - House (75 - 21)
Yea
3/11/13 HB 9 Prohibits Disclosure of Handgun Permits
Bill Passed - House (84 - 10)
Yea
2/28/13 SB 142 Authorizes Handguns in Parking Areas
Bill Passed - House (72 - 22)
Yea
2/25/13 HB 553 Prohibits War Monuments from Being Renamed
Bill Passed - House (69 - 22)
Yea
2/06/13 HB 937 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion
None - House
Co-sponsor
4/30/12 SB 3597 Prohibits Discrimination Against Religious Student Groups at Public Universities
Bill Passed - House (61 - 22)
Yea
4/27/12 SB 3310 Requires Abstinence-Centered Sex Education in Schools
Bill Passed - House (68 - 23)
Yea
4/26/12 SJR 710 Amends Judicial Appointment Process
Joint Resolution Passed - House (70 - 27)
Yea
4/25/12 HB 2566 Increases Kindergarten Age Requirements
Bill Passed - House (68 - 30)
Yea
4/18/12 HB 3517 Expands Definition of Offense Against Fetuses
Bill Passed - House (80 - 18)
Yea
4/16/12 SB 3345 Limits the Number of Foreign Nationals that May Work in a Charter School
Bill Passed - House (63 - 29)
Yea
3/29/12 HB 3808 Requires Publication of Abortion Statistics
Bill Passed - House (72 - 24)
Yea
3/26/12 HB 368 Scientific Theories in the Classroom
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (72 - 23)
Yea
3/15/12 HJR 587 Opposes the United Nations Agenda 21
Joint Resolution Passed - House (72 - 23)
Yea
2/27/12 HB 2638 Prohibits Camping in Non-Designated Areas of Public Property
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (67 - 21)
Yea

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