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Key Votes

Lou D'Allesandro's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care

Full Name: Lou D'Allesandro
Office: State Senate (NH) - District 20, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/1998
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State Senate - District 20
Primary Sept. 9, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Patricia; 3 Children: Anne, Michael, Christina
Birth Date: 07/30/1938
Birth Place: Boston, MA
Home City: Manchester, NH
Religion: Catholic

New Hampshire Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 24, 2010 SB 392 Annual Public Hearing on Health Care Costs Bill Passed - Senate
(14 - 10)
Oct. 28, 2009 HB 648 Medical Marijuana Legalization Veto Override Failed - Senate
(14 - 10)
April 29, 2009 HB 648 Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill Passed - Senate
(14 - 10)
March 11, 2009 SB 115 Expanding Subsidized Health Care Program Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 4)
March 20, 2008 SB 312 Insurance Coverage for Obesity Treatments Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 3)
March 20, 2008 SB 540 Health Insurance Plan for Small Businesses Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 3)
June 22, 2007 HB 1 208-2009 Operating Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(16 - 8)
June 7, 2007 HB 184 Abortion Parental Notification Bill Passed - Senate
(15 - 9)
May 10, 2007 HB 790 Extending Medical Insurance Coverage for Dependents Bill Passed - Senate
(13 - 10)
April 12, 2007 SB 176 Children's Lead Poisoning Level Bill Passed - Senate
(16 - 8)
Feb. 22, 2007 SB 42 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 7)
Jan. 4, 2007 SB 42 Smoking Ban Senate Co-sponsor
April 6, 2006 HB 1177 Smoking Ban "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - Senate
(12 - 11)
March 16, 2006 SB 343 Emergency Contraceptives Bill "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - Senate
(14 - 10)

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