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Key Votes

Chris Brown's Voting Records

Full Name: Chris A. Brown
Office: State Assembly (NJ) - District 2, Republican
First Elected: 11/08/2011
Last Elected: 11/05/2013
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Christine; 3 Children: Matthew, Daniel, Mallory
Birth Date: 08/03/1964
Home City: Ventnor, NJ

New Jersey Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 26, 2014 A 1999 Prohibits an Employer From Considering an Applicant's Criminal History Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(49 - 24)
Did Not Vote
June 26, 2014 S 1041 Prohibits Hydraulic Fracturing Waste from Being Released Into Environment Bill Passed - House
(62 - 16)
Yea
June 26, 2014 S 2015 2014-2015 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House
(48 - 31)
Nay
June 26, 2014 S 2264 Extends Application Period for Certain Projects and Provides Additional Retirement Benefits for Certain PERS and TPAF Members Bill Passed - House
(42 - 34)
Nay
June 16, 2014 A 1577 Requires Drivers to Give Cyclists and Pedestrians 4 Feet of Space on the Road. Bill Passed - House
(50 - 21)
Yea
June 16, 2014 S 1038 Requires Public Contractors to Report Certain Employment Information Bill Passed - House
(47 - 31)
Yea
June 16, 2014 S 783 Amends the Definition of an Unlawful Employment Practice Bill Passed - House
(49 - 26)
Nay
June 16, 2014 SCR 116 Specifies that the Job Banding Rule is Not Consistent with Legislative Intent Bill Passed - House
(47 - 30)
Yea
May 22, 2014 A 2006 Reduces the Maximum Capacity of Ammunition Magazines Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(44 - 34)
Nay
March 27, 2014 S 1869 Extends Salary Raise for Police and Firefighters Bill Passed - House
(47 - 22)
Yea
March 20, 2014 A 2777 Amends Firearm Transportation Laws Bill Passed - House
(43 - 29)
Yea
June 24, 2013 A 3371 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy Bill Passed - House
(56 - 14)
Yea
June 24, 2013 ACR 199 Requires the Withdrawal of Proposed Civil Service Regulations Joint Resolution Passed - House
(46 - 32)
Nay
June 24, 2013 S 2723 Amends Firearm Identification Card Requirements Bill Passed - House
(43 - 34)
Nay
June 24, 2013 S 2842 Authorizes Medical Marijuana For Minors Bill Passed - House
(55 - 13)
Yea
May 20, 2013 A 3796 Requires an Individual to Dispose of Unauthorized Firearms Within a Certain Time Period Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(48 - 24)
Nay
May 20, 2013 A 3797 Requires Certain Firearm Information to be Collected and Reported Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(51 - 27)
Nay
May 20, 2013 S 968 Establishes Procedures for Privatization Contracts Bill Passed - House
(48 - 29)
Nay
March 21, 2013 S 2364 Requires Early Voting to be Available for Certain Elections Bill Passed - House
(46 - 31)
Nay
Feb. 21, 2013 A 1329 Reduces Firearm Magazine Capacity Bill Passed - House
(45 - 30)
Nay
Feb. 21, 2013 A 3659 Amends State Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House
(46 - 29)
Nay
Feb. 21, 2013 A 3748 Requires Background Checks Prior to the Purchase of Firearms Bill Passed - House
(45 - 29)
Nay
Feb. 21, 2013 A 3796 Requires an Individual to Dispose of Unauthorized Firearms Within a Certain Time Period Bill Passed - House
(50 - 22)
Nay
Feb. 14, 2013 AR 91 Extends the Term of a Special Committee Investigating the Finances of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Resolution Passed - House
(46 - 29)
Nay
Feb. 14, 2013 S 2535 Increases Earned Income Tax Credits Bill Passed - House
(48 - 24)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2013 SCR 1 Increases Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(46 - 31)
Nay
Jan. 28, 2013 A 3614 Requires Legislative Approval for State Lottery Changes Bill Passed - House
(45 - 29)
Nay
Dec. 17, 2012 A 2578 Authorizes Internet Gaming at Atlantic City Casinos Bill Passed - House
(48 - 25)
Yea
Dec. 17, 2012 S 581 Establishes Tax Credits for Investors in Small Business Technology Bill Passed - House
(47 - 30)
Nay
Dec. 3, 2012 A 2162 Increases Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(44 - 31)
Nay
Dec. 3, 2012 A 2166 Requires Legislative Approval of Port Authority Minutes Bill Passed - House
(44 - 31)
Nay
Dec. 3, 2012 S 2157 Establishes Residential Foreclosure Bill Passed - House
(43 - 32)
Nay
Oct. 18, 2012 A 1711 Increases Penalties for Failing to Secure a Child in a Car Seat Bill Passed - House
(63 - 16)
Yea
Oct. 18, 2012 A 2641 Stormwater Management Bill Passed - House
(48 - 31)
Nay
Oct. 18, 2012 A 2870 Establishes Online Vote Registration Bill Passed - House
(46 - 30)
Nay
Oct. 18, 2012 AR 86 Opposes the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Citizens United Versus Federal Elections Commission Resolution Passed - House
(49 - 23)
Nay
Oct. 18, 2012 S 1816 Authorizes Delaware Port Authority to Inspect Hazardous Materials Bill Passed - House
(53 - 23)
Yea
Oct. 18, 2012 S 2135 Establishes the New Jersey Health Benefit Exchange Bill Passed - House
(43 - 33)
Nay
June 28, 2012 S 1566 Authorizes the Conversion of Foreclosed Homes into Affordable Housing Bill Passed - House
(44 - 33)
Nay
June 25, 2012 A 1465 Reduces Penalties for Marijuana Bill Passed - House
(44 - 31)
Nay
June 25, 2012 A 3201 Increases the Income Tax Rate on Incomes Over $1 million Bill Passed - House
(47 - 31)
Nay
June 25, 2012 A 763 Increases Fees to Fund the E-Court Information System Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(48 - 30)
Nay
June 21, 2012 A 1571 Increases Requirements for Learner's Permits Bill Passed - House
(50 - 27)
Yea
June 21, 2012 A 575 Prohibits Treatment or Storage of Hydraulic Fracturing Waste in New Jersey Bill Passed - House
(56 - 19)
Nay
June 21, 2012 S 1599 Amends Surrogacy Laws Bill Passed - House
(41 - 33)
Nay
May 24, 2012 A 1238 Requires Copy Machine Hard Drives to be Erased Before Being Exchanged Bill Passed - House
(51 - 28)
Nay
May 24, 2012 A 2162 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House
(46 - 33)
Nay
May 24, 2012 ACR 37 Overturns Department of Environmental Protection Waiver Rules Resolution Passed - House
(47 - 31)
Nay
May 24, 2012 S 1322 Requires Participation In the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Bill Passed - House
(45 - 33)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2012 A 2578 Authorizes Internet Gaming at Atlantic City Casinos House Co-sponsor

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:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  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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