Representative Milton 'Pete' Peter Nielsen, Sr.'s Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Milton 'Pete' Peter Nielsen, Sr.
Current Office: State House - 23B, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Connie; 8 Children: Milton, Robin Jo, April, Heather, Celeste, Clint, Ioan, Desarae
Birth Date: 03/15/1938
Birth Place: Burley, ID
Home City: Mountain Home, ID
Religion: Latter Day Saints
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/20/14 S 1395 Increases Salaries of Certain State Officials
Bill Passed - House (44 - 25)
Nay
3/17/14 S 1314 Amends the Provisions of Payday Loans
Bill Passed - House (35 - 34)
Did Not Vote
3/06/14 S 1254 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms on College or University Campuses
Bill Passed - House (50 - 19)
Yea
2/26/14 S 1337 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations
Bill Passed - House (56 - 14)
Yea
2/21/14 HB 470 Establishes The Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board
Bill Passed - House (49 - 16)
Did Not Vote
1/27/14 S 1254 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms on College or University Campuses
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
4/03/13 H 221 Amends Public School Charter Laws
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (45 - 22)
Yea
3/22/13 S 1108 Increases Petition Signature Requirements
Bill Passed - House (45 - 21)
Yea
3/22/13 S 1117 Authorizes Permits for Heavy Trucks on Certain Routes
Bill Passed - House (49 - 18)
Yea
3/13/13 H 248 Establishes Health Insurance Exchange
Bill Passed - House (41 - 29)
Nay
3/11/13 H 219 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations
Bill Passed - House (55 - 13)
Yea
3/05/13 HB 206 Appropriates Funding for Charter Schools
Bill Passed - House (42 - 27)
Yea
2/26/13 H 219 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/14/13 H 88 Expands Tax Credit for New Employees
Bill Passed - House (62 - 7)
Yea
2/13/13 HB 55 Authorizes Telecommunications Businesses to Solicit Existing Customers
Bill Passed - House (65 - 5)
Yea
2/12/13 H 62 Expands Sales Tax Exemptions For Health-Related Entities
Bill Passed - House (58 - 12)
Yea
3/28/12 H 660 Amends the Judicial Retirement Fund
Bill Passed - House (46 - 22)
Yea
3/28/12 S 1348 Requires doctors to provide end-of-life care
Bill Passed - House (58 - 11)
Yea
3/26/12 H 695 Establishes a Legislative Legal Defense Fund
Bill Passed - House (53 - 16)
Yea
3/23/12 H 426 Establishes a Program for High School Students to Obtain an Associate's Degree
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 6)
Did Not Vote
3/23/12 SJM 104 Urging Congress to Repeal Insurance Coverage of Contraception
Joint Resolution Passed - House (51 - 16)
Yea
3/22/12 HJR 1 Requires a 2/3 Vote for Tax Increases
Motion Rejected - House (37 - 33)
Yea
3/22/12 S 1256 Authorizes the Auction of Big-Game Tags
Bill Passed - House (38 - 29)
Nay
3/22/12 S 1295 Requires Massage Therapists to be Licensed
Bill Passed - House (39 - 29)
Nay
3/22/12 S 1369 Penalties for Failure to Report Hiring or Rehiring of Employees
Bill Passed - House (36 - 34)
Nay
3/20/12 H 486 Prohibits Minors from Using Tanning Beds
Bill Passed - House (39 - 30)
Nay
3/20/12 S 1274 Prohibits Texting While Driving
Bill Passed - House (53 - 17)
Yea
3/15/12 H 542 Prohibits the State from Limiting the Use of Motorized Vehicles on Public Land
Bill Passed - House (48 - 21)
Yea
3/15/12 H 619 Prohibits Speed Limit Regulation by Local Authorities
Bill Passed - House (56 - 10)
Yea
3/12/12 HCR 45 Encourages the Establishment of Private Healthcare Exchanges
Resolution Passed - House (49 - 13)
Yea
3/05/12 HCR 40 2 Percent Pay Raise for State Employees
Resolution Passed - House (54 - 14)
Yea
3/01/12 H 563 Reduces Income Tax Rates
Bill Passed - House (49 - 20)
Yea
2/27/12 H 481 Repeals Limit on Charter Schools
Bill Passed - House (49 - 19)
Yea
2/23/12 HJM 10 Urges Congress to Pass Rights of Conscience Act
Joint Resolution Passed - House (53 - 15)
Yea
2/17/12 H 404 Prohibits Camping on Capitol Mall Property
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (51 - 14)
Yea
2/17/12 H 464 Prohibits Local Ordinances from Limiting Oil and Gas Extraction
Bill Passed - House (54 - 13)
Yea
2/17/12 H 563 Reduces Income Tax Rates
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/08/12 HB 391 Repeals the Presidential Primary Election
Bill Passed - House (56 - 12)
Yea
1/26/12 H 404 Prohibits Camping on Capitol Mall Property
Bill Passed - House (54 - 16)
Yea
4/06/11 S 1202 Appropriations to Secretary of State
Bill Passed - House (44 - 22)
Yea
4/01/11 S 1184 Technology in the Classroom
Bill Passed - House (44 - 26)
Yea
3/31/11 S 1181 Post-Secondary Education Appropriations
Bill Passed - House (47 - 21)
Nay
3/31/11 S 1182 2012-2013 State Liquor Division Appropriations
Bill Passed - House (38 - 30)
Nay
3/30/11 H 298 Response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Bill Passed - House (50 - 17)
Yea
3/17/11 H 260 Medicaid Funding
Bill Passed - House (56 - 14)
Yea
3/16/11 H 222 Authorizes Guns on Campus
Bill Passed - House (41 - 28)
Yea
3/07/11 H 187 Freedom of Conscience for Health Care Professionals
Bill Passed - House (51 - 17)
Yea
3/04/11 H 104a Teacher Union Activities
Bill Passed - House (55 - 14)
Yea
3/02/11 H 109 Extends Unemployment Benefits
Bill Passed - House (41 - 28)
Nay
2/22/11 S 1006 Right to Work Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (55 - 14)
Yea

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