Senator Kelvin Atkinson's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Kelvin Atkinson
Current Office: State Senate - District 4, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: 1 Child: Haley
Birth Date: 04/08/1969
Birth Place: Chicago, IL
Home City: North Las Vegas, NV
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
5/28/13 SB 165 Authorizes Film Tax Credits
Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
Yea
5/23/13 AB 440 Amends Voter Registration Laws
Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
Yea
5/23/13 AB 441 Authorizes Voting Centers for All Eligible Voters in a City or County
Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
Yea
5/22/13 SB 221 Requires Background Checks Prior to the Purchase of Firearms
Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
Yea
4/22/13 SB 229 Amends Lake Tahoe Management Compact
Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
Yea
4/22/13 SJR 13 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (12 - 9)
Yea
4/03/13 SB 191 Increases the Speed Limit on Certain Roads
Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 6)
Yea
4/01/13 SJR 15 Removes the Separate Tax Rate on Mining
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (17 - 4)
Yea
3/18/13 SB 303 Authorizes Driver Authorization Cards for Non-Citizens
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/18/13 SJR 13 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage
None - Senate
Sponsor
2/25/13 SB 191 Increases the Speed Limit on Certain Roads
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
2/18/13 SB 139 Classifies Crimes Based on Gender Identity or Expression as Felonies
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
2/18/13 SB 165 Authorizes Film Tax Credits
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
6/05/11 AB 571 Amending Smoking Regulations
Bill Passed - House (23 - 19)
Nay
6/05/11 AB 580 2011-2013 Biennium Budget
Bill Passed - House (36 - 6)
Yea
5/30/11 SB 140 Prohibiting the Use of Cellular Devices While Driving
Bill Passed - House (24 - 17)
Yea
5/27/11 AB 552 DNA Samples for Felony Charges
Bill Passed - House (31 - 11)
Nay
5/23/11 SB 368 Prohibits Discrimination in Housing
Bill Passed - House (29 - 13)
Yea
5/18/11 AB 566 Legislative Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (26 - 16)
Yea
5/10/11 AB 568 2011-2013 Education Appropriations
Bill Passed - House (26 - 16)
Yea
5/10/11 SB 497 Congressional and Legislative Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (25 - 17)
Yea
4/18/11 AB 211 Prohibiting Discriminatory Employment Practices Based On Gender or Expression
Bill Passed - House (29 - 13)
Yea
3/03/11 AB 183 Revising Payment for Outstanding Bonds in School Districts
Bill Passed - House (25 - 16)
Yea
2/25/11 AB 211 Prohibiting Discriminatory Employment Practices Based On Gender or Expression
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/17/11 SB 180 Criminal and Civil Liability for Gender Identity Crimes
None - Senate
Sponsor
2/16/11 AB 183 Revising Payment for Outstanding Bonds in School Districts
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/10/11 SB 140 Prohibiting the Use of Cellular Devices While Driving
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
2/28/10 AB 6 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments
Bill Passed - House (34 - 8)
Yea
5/31/09 SB 283 Establishing Domestic Partnerships
Veto Override Passed - House (28 - 14)
Yea
5/30/09 AB 458 Establishing the K-12 Public Education Stabilization Account
Veto Override Passed - House (36 - 5)
Yea
5/29/09 AB 543 Property Tax Reappropriation
Veto Override Passed - House (33 - 9)
Yea
5/22/09 SB 429 Omnibus Tax Bill
Bill Passed - House (29 - 13)
Yea
5/15/09 SB 283 Establishing Domestic Partnerships
Bill Passed - House (26 - 14)
Yea
5/01/09 AB 395 Allowing State Employee Collective Bargaining
Bill Passed - House (28 - 14)
Yea
4/21/09 AB 413 Presidential Election By National Popular Vote
Bill Passed - House (27 - 14)
Yea
4/20/09 AB 495 Removing Medical Malpractice Award Cap
Bill Passed - House (26 - 15)
Yea
4/15/09 AJR 7 Allowing for State Lottery
Joint Resolution Passed - House (31 - 11)
Yea
3/16/09 AJR 7 Allowing for State Lottery
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/24/09 IP 1 Lodging Tax
Bill Passed - House (35 - 7)
Yea
6/01/07 AB 595 Highway Funding Act
Bill Passed - House (40 - 2)
Yea
5/25/07 AB 510 Parole Credit Act
Bill Passed - House (35 - 4)
Yea
5/25/07 SB 409 HPV Vaccine and Prostate Cancer Screening Coverage Act
Bill Passed - House (36 - 6)
Yea
5/22/07 AB 150 Methamphetamine Control Bill
Bill Failed - House (27 - 14)
Yea
4/24/07 AB 248 Regulation of Tip Sharing Agreements
Bill Passed - House (32 - 10)
Yea
4/23/07 AB 494 Unemployment Compensation for Workers in a Lockout
Bill Passed - House (28 - 14)
Yea
4/16/07 AB 601 Local Government Employee-Management Relations Act
Bill Passed - House (28 - 14)
Yea
3/20/07 AJR 5 Lottery Constitutional Amendment
Joint Resolution Passed - House (29 - 13)
Yea
2/22/07 AB 150 Methamphetamine Control Bill
None - House
Co-sponsor

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