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Marian McLawhorn's Voting Records on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

North Carolina Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 10, 2010 HB 1403 Collecting DNA Sample Upon Arrest Conference Report Adopted - House
(83 - 21)
July 7, 2010 HB 1403 Collecting DNA Sample Upon Arrest Bill Passed - House
(93 - 20)
July 15, 2009 HB 1185 Habitual DWI Reinstatement after Ten Years Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(87 - 29)
July 15, 2009 SB 461 Racial Discrimination in Capital Sentences Bill Passed - House
(61 - 54)
April 2, 2009 HB 2 Statewide Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House
(72 - 45)
April 1, 2009 Amdt 2 to HB 2 Exempting 18+ Establishments from Smoking Ban Amendment Adopted - House
(70 - 46)
July 19, 2007 CS SB 563 Traffic and Personal Safety Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(80 - 34)
Did Not Vote
May 2, 2007 HB 259 Smoking Ban Bill Failed - House
(55 - 61)

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