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Key Votes

Thomas Shope's Voting Records

Full Name: Thomas 'T.J.' J. Shope
Office: State House (AZ) - District 8, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 8
Primary Aug. 26, 2014
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 1985
Birth Place: Florence, AZ
Home City: Coolidge, AZ
Religion: Roman Catholic

Arizona Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 23, 2014 HB 2262 Establishes Regulatory Framework for Rideshare Companies Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(31 - 22)
Nay
April 22, 2014 SB 1344 Amends Responsibilities of Clean Elections Commission Bill Passed - House
(36 - 23)
Yea
April 21, 2014 HB 2316 Prohibits Adoption of Federal Education Standards Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(35 - 20)
Yea
April 21, 2014 HB 2462 Authorizes the State to Create a Virtual Border Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(35 - 20)
Yea
April 21, 2014 SB 1344 Amends Responsibilities of Clean Elections Commission Bill Failed - House
(29 - 25)
Yea
April 17, 2014 HB 2291 Expands Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program Bill Failed - House
(27 - 31)
Nay
April 17, 2014 HB 2367 Establishes Work Requirements for Certain Medicaid Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(35 - 22)
Yea
April 16, 2014 HB 2508 Requires Background Checks for Federal Health Care Navigators Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(36 - 21)
Yea
April 15, 2014 SB 1158 Amends Fireworks Laws Bill Passed - House
(43 - 17)
Yea
April 7, 2014 HB 2703 2014-2015 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(36 - 19)
Yea
March 12, 2014 HB 2339 Authorizes Individuals with State Issued Gun Permits to Carry in Public Buildings Bill Passed - House
(34 - 22)
Yea
March 12, 2014 HB 2517 Establishes Penalties for Violations of an Existing State Firearms Law Bill Passed - House
(34 - 22)
Yea
March 6, 2014 HB 2367 Establishes Work Requirements for Certain Medicaid Recipients Bill Passed - House
(35 - 22)
Yea
March 5, 2014 HB 2359 Prohibits Cell Phone Use by Minors While Driving Bill Passed - House
(41 - 17)
Yea
March 4, 2014 HB 2284 Authorizes Unannounced Inspections of Abortion Facilities Bill Passed - House
(34 - 22)
Yea
March 4, 2014 HCR 2005 Authorizes the Use of Experimental Drugs by Certain Individuals Bill Passed - House
(31 - 23)
Yea
Feb. 20, 2014 SB 1062 Authorizes Individuals to use Potential Infringements of Religious Freedom as a Claim or Defense Bill Passed - House
(33 - 27)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2014 HB 2196 Repeals Certain Elections Laws Bill Passed - House
(36 - 23)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2014 HB 2359 None House Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2014 HB 2517 Establishes Penalties for Violations of an Existing State Firearms Law House Co-sponsor
Jan. 28, 2014 HCR 2005 Authorizes the Use of Experimental Drugs by Certain Individuals House Co-sponsor
June 13, 2013 HB 2305 Amends Election Laws Conference Report Adopted - House
(33 - 26)
Yea
June 13, 2013 HB 2608 Amends Retirement Plans for Elected Officials Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(35 - 24)
Yea
June 10, 2013 HB 2399 Authorizes School Boards to Increase Property Taxes to Pay for Bonds Bill Passed - House
(31 - 26)
Yea
May 15, 2013 HB 2045 Requires Hospitals to Release Procedure Pricing Information Conference Report Adopted - House
(31 - 25)
Yea
May 15, 2013 SB 1178 Authorizes Individuals to use Potential Infringements of Religious Freedom as a Claim or Defense Bill Passed - House
(32 - 24)
Yea
April 8, 2013 HB 2477 Requires Photo Radar Systems To Be Necessary for Public Safety Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(42 - 16)
Yea
April 8, 2013 SB 1439 Authorizes the Use of Gold and Silver as Legal Tender Bill Passed - House
(36 - 22)
Yea
March 7, 2013 HB 2282 Requires a Primary During Recall Elections Bill Passed - House
(36 - 23)
Yea
March 7, 2013 HB 2326 Prohibits Identifying Information of Firearm Owners from Being Maintained Bill Passed - House
(46 - 13)
Yea
March 7, 2013 HB 2455 Requires the Sale of Certain Firearms Acquired by Public Agencies Bill Passed - House
(36 - 23)
Yea
March 4, 2013 HB 2280 Prohibits Local Governments from Establishing Employee Pay Requirements Bill Passed - House
(32 - 27)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2013 HB 2593 Amends Campaign Finance Limits Bill Passed - House
(32 - 23)
Yea
Feb. 21, 2013 HB 2147 Requires Individuals Seeking Unemployment Benefits to Provide Proof of Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(36 - 23)
Yea
Feb. 12, 2013 HB 2608 Amends Retirement Plans for Elected Officials House Co-sponsor
Jan. 23, 2013 HB 2455 Requires the Sale of Certain Firearms Acquired by Public Agencies House Co-sponsor
Jan. 23, 2013 HB 2477 Requires Photo Radar Systems To Be Necessary for Public Safety House Co-sponsor

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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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