James 'Jim' A. Boyle's Voting Records

Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/17/14 LD 1578 Expands Medicaid Eligibility
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14)
Yea
4/03/14 LD 1838 Establishes The Affordable Heating From Maine's Forest Fund
"Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 14)
Yea
3/12/14 LD 1487 Expands Medicaid Eligibility
"Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 13)
Yea
1/28/14 LD 1254 Requires State Institutions to Purchase Foods Produced in Maine
Veto Override Failed - Senate (20 - 13)
Yea
6/19/13 LD 1240 Establishes Penalties for Unauthorized Private Gun Sales and Requires Background Checks
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
Yea
6/18/13 LD 1540 Amends Public School Assessment System
"Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 14)
Yea
5/23/13 LD 1546 Expands Medicaid and Authorizes Liquor Operation Bonds
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
Yea
5/16/13 LD 1540 Amends Public School Assessment System
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
4/30/13 SP 548 Encourages Congress to Adopt a Constitutional Amendment Regarding Campaign Finance
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
Yea
4/30/13 SP 548 Encourages Congress to Adopt a Constitutional Amendment Regarding Campaign Finance
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
4/30/13 SP 550 Alleges Support For Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
Yea
4/30/13 SP 550 Alleges Support For Comprehensive Immigration Reform
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
4/24/13 LD 405 Increases the Maximum Vehicle Registration Fee
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
Yea
4/03/13 LD 272 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Facilities by Minors
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
Yea
4/02/13 LD 611 Increases Minimum Wage
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
Yea
2/07/13 LD 272 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Facilities by Minors
None - Senate
Co-sponsor

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