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Key Votes

Pete Nielsen, Sr.'s Voting Records on Issue: Guns

Full Name: Milton 'Pete' Peter Nielsen, Sr.
Office: State House (ID) - 23B, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - 23B
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Connie; 8 Children: Arlow, Robin Jo, April, Heather, Celeste, Clint, Ivan, Desarae
Birth Date: 03/15/1938
Birth Place: Burley, ID
Home City: Mountain Home, ID
Religion: Latter Day Saints

Idaho Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 6, 2014 S 1254 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms on College or University Campuses Bill Passed - House
(50 - 19)
Jan. 27, 2014 S 1254 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms on College or University Campuses Senate Co-sponsor
March 11, 2013 H 219 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House
(55 - 13)
Feb. 26, 2013 H 219 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations House Co-sponsor
March 16, 2011 H 222 Authorizes Guns on Campus Bill Passed - House
(41 - 28)
March 9, 2010 H 589 Federal Arms Regulation Exemption Bill Passed - House
(52 - 17)
March 19, 2008 S 1441 Prohibiting Local Gun Ordinances Bill Passed - House
(60 - 9)
March 6, 2006 H 630 School Grounds - Violence Bill Passed - House
(49 - 12)

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