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Ira Silverstein's Voting Records on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: State Senate (IL) - District 8, Democratic Majority Caucus Chair

Illinois Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 22, 2014 SJRCA 75 Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 11)
Yea
Dec. 1, 2010 SB 1716 Authorizing Civil Unions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(32 - 24)
Did Not Vote
April 21, 2010 HB 5428 Limiting Adoption Records Disclosure Restrictions for Adoptees Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 16)
Yea
May 27, 2008 HB 5288 Expand Use of Red Light Cameras Bill Failed - Senate
(26 - 24)
Did Not Vote
April 1, 2008 SB 1997 Interscholastic Event Image Release Bill Passed - Senate
(47 - 5)
Yea
Oct. 3, 2007 SB 1463 Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Veto Override Passed - Senate
(42 - 9)
Did Not Vote
March 29, 2007 SB 500 Smoke Free Illinois Act Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 23)
Yea
Feb. 8, 2007 SB 500 Statewide smoking ban Senate Co-sponsor

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