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Deborah Dawkins' Voting Records

Office: State Senate (MS) - District 48, Democratic

Mississippi Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 1, 2014 HB 1400 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(41 - 10)
Nay
Feb. 13, 2014 SB 2325 Establishes Individualized Education Funds for Certain Individuals Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 23)
Nay
Feb. 12, 2014 S Amdt 2 Repeals August School Start Date Requirement Amendment Adopted - Senate
(31 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2014 S Amdt 7 Prohibits Abortion Counseling in Pregnancy Prevention Programs Amendment Rejected - Senate
(22 - 23)
Nay
Feb. 11, 2014 SB 2563 Requires Universities to Develop a Plan of Action for Unplanned Pregnancies Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 11)
Nay
Jan. 20, 2014 SB 2434 Classifies Texting While Driving as Careless Driving Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 14, 2013 SB 2795 Requires Physicians to Administer Abortion Prescriptions Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 12)
Nay
Jan. 16, 2013 SB 2189 Expands Charter School Authorization Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 17)
Nay
May 2, 2012 HB 211 Authorizes Certian Officials to Hire Their Own Lawyers Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(34 - 18)
Nay
May 2, 2012 JR 1 State House Redistricting Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(38 - 14)
Nay
May 2, 2012 JR 201 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(46 - 5)
Yea
April 30, 2012 SB 2576 Amends worker's compensation Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(31 - 15)
Nay
April 10, 2012 HB 707 Requires Schools to Have a Longer Summer Vacation Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 21)
Nay
April 10, 2012 HB 921 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 14)
Nay
March 14, 2012 SB 2576 Amends Worker's Compensation Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 13)
Nay
Feb. 22, 2012 SB 2401 Establishes Public Charter Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 17)
Nay
Feb. 15, 2012 HCR 33 Amends the State Budget Process Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 16)
Nay
March 27, 2011 SB 3100 Issuance of State Bonds for Improvements in Higher Learning Institutions Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(36 - 10)
Yea
Jan. 18, 2011 SB 2179 Restrictions on Employers of Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 15)
Nay
March 27, 2010 SB 2293 Allowing "Under-Performing" Schools to Become Charter Schools Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(27 - 11)
Nay
Feb. 18, 2010 SB 2688 Restoring 2009-2010 Budget Cuts Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(26 - 22)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2009 SB 2548 Identification Requirements to Vote Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 17)
Nay
Jan. 29, 2009 HB 364 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate
(42 - 7)
Yea
Jan. 26, 2009 SB 2664 Dual Charter School System Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 11)
Nay
May 28, 2008 SB 2013 Hospital Tax for Medicaid Funding Bill Passed - Senate
(41 - 7)
Yea
May 22, 2008 SB 2004 Voter Identification Requirement Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 17)
Nay
May 22, 2008 SB 2011 Increasing Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate
(46 - 3)
Yea
April 16, 2008 SB 2199 Gaming Restrictions Conference Report Rejected - Senate
(24 - 26)
Nay
April 15, 2008 SB 2149 Superintendent Removal Procedures Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(38 - 14)
Yea
April 15, 2008 SB 2793 Utility Rate Increases During Planning or Construction of Plants Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(41 - 4)
Did Not Vote
March 24, 2008 HB 859 Salary Adjustments for State Officials Bill Passed - Senate
(49 - 3)
Yea
March 19, 2008 HB 1089 Legalizing Deer Baiting Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 24)
Nay
Feb. 27, 2008 SB 2149 Election of School Board Members Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 15)
Pair Nay
Feb. 27, 2008 SB 2206 Radar Speed Detection Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2008 SB 2998 Immunity for Physicians Treating Medicaid Recipients Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 18)
Pair Nay
Feb. 26, 2008 SB 2550 Covenant Marriage Act Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 13)
Nay
Feb. 26, 2008 SB 2910 Changes to Election Law Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 20)
Nay
Feb. 21, 2008 SB 2468 Voter Identification Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 18)
Nay
Feb. 21, 2008 SB 2793 Utility Rate Increases During Planning or Construction of Plants Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 11)
Nay
Feb. 4, 2008 SB 2199 Gaming Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 14)
Nay
Feb. 1, 2008 SB 2037 Requirements for Public Works Laborers Bill Passed - Senate
(46 - 5)
Nay
Jan. 25, 2008 SB 2188 Attorney General-Private Attorney Contract Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 18)
Nay
Jan. 17, 2008 SB 2206 Radar Speed Detection Senate Co-sponsor
March 8, 2007 SB 2391 Abortion Law Reform Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(49 - 2)
Yea
Feb. 7, 2007 SB 2391 Parental Consent Waiver for Abortions Bill Passed - Senate
(51 - 0)
Yea
Feb. 7, 2007 SB 2617 Voter Identification Requirement Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 15)
Nay
March 22, 2006 SB 2310 Food and Tobacco Taxes Veto Override Failed - Senate
(28 - 22)
Yea
March 8, 2006 HB 1089 Wildlife Feeding Regulation Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 12)
Yea
March 3, 2006 SB 3084 Food and Tobacco Taxes Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(29 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 21, 2006 SB 3084 Food and Tobacco Taxes Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 17)
Yea

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