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Delaware Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 1, 2014 SB 220 Appropriates Funds for State Casino Relief Bill Passed - House
(27 - 10)
Nay
June 26, 2014 HB 13 Prohibits Lawmakers from Becoming Lobbyists for 1 Year After Leaving Office Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(33 - 7)
Yea
June 26, 2014 SB 36 Authorizes Judges to Hold Suspects of Violent Felonies Without Bail for up to 120 days Amendment Adopted - House
(29 - 12)
Nay
June 25, 2014 SB 36 Authorizes Judges to Hold Suspects of Violent Felonies Without Bail for up to 120 days Amendment Rejected - House
(24 - 15)
Nay
June 3, 2014 SB 209 Amends Charter School Laws Bill Passed - House
(24 - 13)
Yea
May 2, 2014 SB 209 Amends Charter School Laws House Sponsor
April 3, 2014 HB 265 Increases Certain Business Taxes Bill Passed - House
(26 - 13)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2014 SB 6 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House
(27 - 14)
Yea
June 18, 2013 SB 97 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Expression Bill Passed - House
(24 - 17)
Yea
May 29, 2013 SB 97 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Expression Senate Co-sponsor
April 23, 2013 HB 75 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House
(23 - 18)
Yea
April 11, 2013 HB 75 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage House Co-sponsor
March 28, 2013 HB 35 Requires Background Checks Prior to the Purchase of Firearms Bill Passed - House
(24 - 17)
Yea
March 20, 2013 SB 21 Requires the Governor to Appoint Labor Union Representatives to a State Benefits Committee Senate Co-sponsor
March 7, 2013 HB 35 Requires Background Checks Prior to the Purchase of Firearms House Co-sponsor
Jan. 15, 2013 SB 6 Increases the Minimum Wage Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 9, 2013 HB 13 Prohibits Lawmakers from Becoming Lobbyists for 1 Year After Leaving Office House Sponsor

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