Senator Ira Silverstein's Voting Records

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

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
5/31/16 SB 2048 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education
Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (17 - 31)
Yea
5/31/16 SB 2048 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education
Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (17 - 31)
Yea
5/30/16 SB 777 Amends Chicago Police and Firefighter Pension Plans
Veto Override Passed - Senate (39 - 19)
Yea
5/19/16 HB 3655 Establishes Regulations for Fantasy Sports Contests
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 22)
Did Not Vote
5/19/16 HB 4167 Appropriates Funds for Monetary Award Program Grants
Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 15)
Did Not Vote
5/19/16 SB 250 Establishes Automatic Voter Registration
Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 16)
Did Not Vote
5/18/16 SB 3011 Increases Smoking Age to 21
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 22)
Did Not Vote
4/21/16 SJRCA 29 Repeals Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Amendment Rejected - Senate (21 - 28)
Yea
4/21/16 SJRCA 30 Amends Redistricting Process
Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 19)
Yea
4/19/16 SB 2228 Classifies Minor Marijuana Possession as Civil Violation
Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 14)
Yea
4/05/16 SB 2465 Prohibits Certain Lawsuits against Inmates
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 19)
Yea
3/17/16 HB 2059 2016 Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 18)
Yea
3/03/16 HB 580 Requires Mediation of Expired State Collective Bargaining Agreements
Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 17)
Yea
3/02/16 SB 2043 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education
Veto Override Passed - Senate (37 - 17)
Yea
2/18/16 SB 3011 Increases Smoking Age to 21
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
1/28/16 SB 250 Establishes Automatic Voter Registration
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
9/09/15 HB 1 Expands Heroin Abuse Treatment Programs
Veto Override Passed - Senate (44 - 11)
Yea
9/09/15 SB 2046 Appropriates Funds for the Department of Public Health
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 19)
Yea
8/19/15 SB 1229 Establishes Arbitration Procedure For Labor Disputes
Veto Override Passed - Senate (38 - 15)
Yea
5/29/15 HB 217 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minors
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 19)
Did Not Vote
5/29/15 HB 4151 2015-2016 Education Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 24)
Yea
5/21/15 HB 218 Classifies Marijuana Possession as a Civil Violation
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 19)
Yea
5/21/15 HB 352 Authorizes Bobcat Hunting
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
Nay
4/23/15 HB 373 Authorizes Construction of Presidential Libraries and Museums on Park Land
Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 13)
Did Not Vote
4/23/15 SB 100 Establishes Educational Disciplinary Guidelines
Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 16)
Did Not Vote
3/26/15 HB 317 2015-2016 Budget Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 26)
Nay
3/26/15 HB 318 2015-2016 Budget Reconciliation
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 26)
Nay
2/05/15 SB 11 Increases Minimum Wage
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 18)
Yea
2/04/15 HB 1336 Establishes Immunity from Underage Drinking Charges for Certain Individuals
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/03/15 HB 580 Requires Mediation of Expired State Collective Bargaining Agreements
None - House
Co-sponsor
5/30/14 HB 105 Authorizes Election Day Voter Registration
Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 17)
Yea
5/30/14 HB 6093 2014-2015 K-12 Education Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 19)
Yea
5/30/14 HB 6094 2014-2015 Higher Education Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 20)
Yea
5/30/14 HB 6095 2014-2015 Department Budgets
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 23)
Yea
5/30/14 HB 6096 2014-2015 Department Budgets
Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 17)
Yea
5/30/14 HB 6097 2014-2015 Department Budgets
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 21)
Yea
5/30/14 SB 274 Requires Salary Payments to State Legislators
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (39 - 18)
Yea
5/29/14 SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (46 - 10)
Did Not Vote
5/27/14 HB 1154 Amends Cook County Pension Laws
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 16)
Yea
5/27/14 SB 16 Amends Formula for School Funding
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 19)
Nay
5/23/14 HB 5701 Prohibits Requiring Disclosure of Criminal Record Prior to Job Interview
Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 12)
Did Not Vote
5/23/14 HB 5707 Amends Bullying Prevention Measures in the School Code
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 18)
Yea
5/22/14 SJRCA 75 Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment
Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 11)
Yea
5/15/14 HB 4075 Establishes Standards for Ridesharing Companies
Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 8)
Yea
4/08/14 SB 1922 Amends the City of Chicago Employee Pensions
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 23)
Yea
3/20/14 AM 121 Nomination of Salvador A. Godinez to be Director of the Illinois Department of Corrections
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (37 - 18)
Yea
2/14/14 HB 5701 Prohibits Requiring Disclosure of Criminal Record Prior to Job Interview
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/14/14 HB 5707 Amends Bullying Prevention Measures in the School Code
None - House
Sponsor
2/05/14 SB 1227 Extends the Date for the Governor to Submit the State Budget
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 15)
Yea
12/03/13 SB 1 Amends State Employee Pension Plans
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 24)
Yea

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