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Key Votes

Mary Sawatzky's Voting Records

Full Name: Mary Sawatzky
Office: State House (MN) - 17B, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for State House - 17B
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Female

Minnesota Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 16, 2014 HF 3172 2014-2015 Supplemental Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(75 - 55)
Yea
May 16, 2014 SF 2470 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Conference Report Adopted - House
(89 - 40)
Yea
May 15, 2014 HF 1068 Appropriates Funds for Capital Investments Bill Passed - House
(82 - 50)
Yea
May 15, 2014 HF 2490 Authorizes Bonds For Spending on Construction House
(92 - 40)
Yea
May 15, 2014 HF 3169 Establishes a Citizen Council to Set the Salary of Legislators Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(68 - 62)
Yea
May 8, 2014 SF 1740 Requires a "Kill Switch" on a Cell Phone Bill Passed - House
(73 - 58)
Yea
May 7, 2014 HF 2536 Requires Equal Pay and Increases Maternity Leave Conference Report Adopted - House
(104 - 24)
Yea
May 1, 2014 SF 2047 Authorizes State to Store Infant Blood Samples Bill Passed - House
(69 - 58)
Yea
April 24, 2014 HF 2293 Establishes Regulations for Consumer Short-term Lenders. Bill Passed - House
(73 - 58)
Yea
April 10, 2014 HF 2091 Increases the Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(71 - 60)
Yea
April 8, 2014 HF 826 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(69 - 63)
Yea
March 21, 2014 HF 1777 Repeals Certain Business Taxes Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(126 - 2)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2014 HF 2536 Requires Equal Pay and Increases Maternity Leave House Co-sponsor
May 20, 2013 SF 778 Authorizes the Unionization of Family Child Care Providers Bill Passed - House
(68 - 66)
Yea
May 19, 2013 HF 677 Amends State Taxes Conference Report Adopted - House
(69 - 65)
Yea
May 18, 2013 HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(78 - 56)
Yea
May 17, 2013 HF 1233 2013-2015 Biennium Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(73 - 61)
Yea
May 17, 2013 HF 1823 Establishes Council to Review Legislative Pay Changes Amendment Adopted - House
(69 - 62)
Yea
May 17, 2013 SF 1236 Appropriates Funds to Higher Education Conference Report Adopted - House
(76 - 56)
Yea
May 9, 2013 HF 1054 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House
(75 - 59)
Nay
May 8, 2013 HF 894 Amends Election Provisions Bill Passed - House
(74 - 60)
Yea
May 7, 2013 HF 956 Amends Solar and Alternative Energy Requirements Bill Passed - House
(70 - 63)
Yea
May 6, 2013 HF 826 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies Bill Passed - House
(72 - 57)
Yea
May 3, 2013 HF 92 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House
(68 - 62)
Yea
April 25, 2013 SF 1236 Appropriates Funds to Higher Education Bill Passed - House
(86 - 44)
Yea
April 23, 2013 HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget Bill Passed - House
(83 - 50)
Yea
April 22, 2013 HF 1233 2013-2015 Biennium Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House
(70 - 64)
Yea
March 14, 2013 HF 5 Establishes Minnesota Insurance Marketplace Conference Report Adopted - House
(72 - 61)
Yea
March 4, 2013 HF 5 Establishes the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House
(72 - 58)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2013 HF 9 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(71 - 56)
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:

  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

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

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