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Ira Silverstein's Voting Records

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

Illinois Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 31, 2012 SB 1849 Expands Gambling Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(30 - 26)
Yea
May 31, 2012 SB 3442 Requires Recycling of Plastic Bags Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(38 - 15)
Yea
May 29, 2012 HB 5290 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies Bill Failed - Senate
(29 - 21)
Yea
May 29, 2012 SB 2194 Increases Cigarette Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(31 - 27)
Yea
May 24, 2012 SB 2840 Limits Medicaid Funding Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(44 - 13)
Yea
May 10, 2012 SB 1313 Limits Health Care Coverage for Retired State Employees Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(31 - 20)
Yea
Feb. 8, 2012 HB 5290 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies House Co-sponsor
Jan. 25, 2012 HB 4083 Internet Dating Site Requirements House Sponsor
Dec. 13, 2011 SB 397 Tax Code Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(44 - 9)
Yea
Dec. 13, 2011 SB 400 Amends State Income Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(48 - 4)
Yea
Nov. 29, 2011 HB 1883 Property Tax Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 18)
Yea
Nov. 10, 2011 SB 2147 Paying Regional Superintendents Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(38 - 16)
Yea
Oct. 26, 2011 SB 1652 Smart Grid Technology Veto Override Passed - Senate
(36 - 19)
Nay
Oct. 26, 2011 SB 965 Authorizing Speed Cameras in Certain Cities Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 24)
Yea
May 31, 2011 SB 1178 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(34 - 25)
Yea
May 31, 2011 SB 145 Nursing Home Infection Control Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(33 - 24)
Yea
May 31, 2011 SB 1652 Smart Grid Technology Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(31 - 24)
Nay
May 31, 2011 SB 744 Authorizes Gambling Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(30 - 27)
Yea
May 27, 2011 SB 1177 General Assembly Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(35 - 22)
Yea
May 26, 2011 HB 1490 Regulates Full-Contact Martial Arts Events Bill Passed - Senate
(49 - 8)
Yea
May 26, 2011 HB 1600 Limits Artificial Trans Fats Bill Failed - Senate
(13 - 40)
Yea
May 20, 2011 HB 1091 Public-Private Transportation Partnership Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 12)
Did Not Vote
May 8, 2011 HB 3782 Prohibits Employers from Asking for Internet Login Information House Co-sponsor
May 4, 2011 SB 2185 Establishes the DREAM Fund Commission Bill Passed - Senate
(45 - 11)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2011 HB 1600 Limits Artificial Trans Fats House Co-sponsor
Feb. 10, 2011 SB 2185 Establishes the DREAM Fund Commission Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 9, 2011 SB 1701 Legal Immunity for Individuals Seeking Treatment for Drug Overdose Senate Sponsor
Feb. 8, 2011 SB 744 Authorizes Gambling Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 8, 2011 SB 957 Authorizes Temporary Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 11, 2011 SB 2505 Amends Property Tax Code Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(30 - 29)
Nay
Jan. 11, 2011 SB 3539 Abolishing the Death Penalty Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(32 - 25)
Yea
Dec. 1, 2010 SB 1716 Authorizing Civil Unions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(32 - 24)
Did Not Vote
May 27, 2010 SB 3658 Temporary Sales Tax Holiday Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(42 - 8)
Yea
May 27, 2010 SB 3660 Emergency Budget Act of Fiscal Year 2011 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(32 - 23)
Yea
May 7, 2010 HB 859 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 26)
Yea
May 6, 2010 SB 642 Public University Borrowing Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(43 - 11)
Yea
May 5, 2010 HB 4927 Video Gaming Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(42 - 11)
Yea
May 5, 2010 SB 3267 Elder Financial Exploitation Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(47 - 9)
Yea
May 5, 2010 SB 3695 Streetgang-Related Crime Fund Changes Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(35 - 20)
Yea
May 4, 2010 HB 2360 Homeowner's Emergency Assistance Plan Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 15)
Yea
April 21, 2010 HB 5428 Limiting Adoption Records Disclosure Restrictions for Adoptees Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 16)
Yea
April 14, 2010 SJR 121 Redistricting Process Modifications Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(36 - 22)
Yea
March 25, 2010 SB 2494 Funding for School Vouchers Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 20)
Did Not Vote
March 24, 2010 SB 3267 Elder Financial Exploitation Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 14)
Yea
March 18, 2010 SB 615 Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2010 SB 3658 Back to School Sales Tax Decrease Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 11, 2010 SB 3660 Emergency Budget Act of Fiscal Year 2011 Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 11, 2010 SB 3739 Foreclosure Prevention Program Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2010 HB 5428 Limiting Adoption Records Disclosure Restrictions for Adoptees House Co-sponsor
Jan. 13, 2010 SB 315 Teacher Evaluation Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(48 - 4)
Did Not Vote

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