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Sidney Mathias' Voting Records on Issue: Education

Illinois Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 31, 2012 SB 2621 Amends the Department of Corrections' Early Release Program Bill Passed - House
(68 - 50)
Nay
May 6, 2010 SB 642 Public University Borrowing Bill Passed - House
(87 - 28)
Yea
March 22, 2010 HB 4886 Authorizing 4-Day School Week Bill Passed - House
(81 - 21)
Yea
March 3, 2010 HB 4685 Eliminating General Assembly Scholarship Program Bill Passed - House
(80 - 36)
Yea
Jan. 12, 2010 SB 315 Teacher Evaluation Amendments Bill Passed - House
(74 - 37)
Nay
May 22, 2008 HB 2310 Truancy, Information Sharing, and Fines Bill Passed - House
(85 - 25)
Yea
April 1, 2008 HB 4232 State Board of Education Selection Process Bill Passed - House
(86 - 21)
Yea
March 4, 2008 HB 4180 Allowing Teachers to Conduct a Silent Reflection Bill Passed - House
(72 - 31)
Yea
Oct. 11, 2007 SB 1463 Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Veto Override Passed - House
(74 - 37)
Nay
March 29, 2007 HB 414 Community College Student Housing Bill Passed - House
(82 - 32)
Yea

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