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Key Votes

Rita Mayfield's Voting Records on Issue: Technology and Communication

Full Name: Rita Mayfield
Office: State House (IL) - District 60, Democratic
First Elected: 07/06/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State House - District 60
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 18, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: 2 Children
Birth Place: Waukegan, IL
Home City: Waukegan, IL

Illinois Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 28, 2013 HB 1247 Prohibits Using a Hand-Held Cell Phone While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(69 - 48)
Nay
March 1, 2013 HB 1247 Prohibits Using a Hand-Held Cell Phone While Driving Bill Passed - House
(64 - 46)
Nay
May 22, 2012 SB 1808 Authorizes Individuals to Record Law Enforcement Officers Bill Passed - House
(71 - 45)
Yea
March 29, 2012 HB 3782 Prohibits Employers from Asking for Internet Login Information Bill Passed - House
(78 - 30)
Yea
March 29, 2012 HB 4083 Internet Dating Site Requirements Bill Passed - House
(83 - 26)
Yea
March 21, 2012 HB 3944 Authorizing the Recording of Police Bill Failed - House
(45 - 59)
Did Not Vote
March 9, 2012 HB 5099 Prohibits the Use of Cell Phones Near Emergency Scenes Bill Passed - House
(62 - 38)
Did Not Vote
Nov. 9, 2011 SB 965 Authorizing Speed Cameras in Certain Cities Bill Passed - House
(64 - 50)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

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