Senator John L. Sampson's Voting Records

Office: State Senate (NY) - District 19, Democratic, Working Families
As of May 7, 2013 Representative Sampson is currently under arrest for charges related to abuse of official power.
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/03/09 A 8501 Government Consolidation Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 16)
Yea
6/03/09 S 2020 SUNY Buffalo Education Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 17)
Yea
5/06/09 A 8180 Supplemental Fees and Taxes for MTA
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 29)
Yea
5/06/09 S 1363 Tenants' Protection In Foreclosure
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 24)
Yea
4/03/09 A 157-B Budget Financing
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 30)
Yea
4/03/09 A 158-B Budget Financing
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 30)
Yea
4/03/09 A 159-B Budget Financing
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 30)
Yea
4/02/09 A 156-B Budget Financing
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 30)
Yea
4/02/09 S 3890 Divorce Law Amendments
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
2/17/09 S 2311D Labor Standards for Domestic Workers
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
2/03/09 A 163-A 2008-2009 Budget Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 29)
Yea
2/03/09 S 249-A Budget Financing
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 29)
Yea
8/19/08 S 8738 State Spending Cap
Amendment Adopted - Senate (38 - 20)
Nay
8/08/08 A 11258 Mandatory Cigarette Taxation
Bill Passed - Senate (54 - 4)
Yea
8/08/08 S 8736 School District Property Tax Cap
Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 20)
Nay
6/24/08 S 8638 Internet Sales Tax Repeal
Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 18)
Nay
6/18/08 S 4632 Reinstate the Death Penalty
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 21)
Did Not Vote
6/12/08 S 2375 DNA Database Expansion
Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 9)
Nay
6/04/08 S 6823 Long Island Affordable Housing
Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 9)
Did Not Vote
5/07/08 S 7594 Gasoline Tax Holiday
Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 15)
Nay
2/13/08 A 9998 New York Racing Association Funding
Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 17)
Nay
10/22/07 S 6484 Driver's License Citizenship Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 19)
Nay
5/14/07 S 319 Death Penalty For Certain Murders
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 24)
Nay
3/05/07 S 3318 Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act
Bill Passed - Senate (53 - 8)
Yea
3/02/07 S 3318 Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
6/21/06 S 8446 DNA Database Expansion
Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 2)
Did Not Vote
6/13/06 S 6771 Death Penalty and Life Imprisonment Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 23)
Nay

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