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Key Votes

Timothy Solobay's Voting Records

Full Name: Timothy Joseph Solobay
Office: State Senate (PA) - District 46, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State Senate - District 46
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Karen; 2 Children: Kristen, Justin
Birth Date: 03/20/1956
Birth Place: Canonsburg, PA
Home City: Canonsburg, PA
Religion: Presbyterian

Pennsylvania Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 3, 2013 HB 1075 Amends Public Welfare Code Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(27 - 22)
Nay
March 19, 2013 SB 644 Amends the Definition of "Wild Animal" Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 18)
Yea
Oct. 17, 2012 HB 2626 Authorizes Employers to Keep Income Taxes Paid by their Employees Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 16)
Nay
Oct. 17, 2012 HB 815 Reduces the Offense of "Sexting" for Minors Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 12)
Yea
Oct. 17, 2012 SB 850 Repeals Mandatory Life Sentences for Certain Juvenile Offenders Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(37 - 12)
Yea
Oct. 16, 2012 SB 1115 Amends Charter School Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(33 - 16)
Nay
June 29, 2012 HB 1261 Repeals the General Assistance Cash Program Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 18)
Nay
June 29, 2012 HB 254 Expands Use of Red-Light Cameras Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 15)
Yea
June 29, 2012 SB 1466 2012-2013 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(32 - 17)
Nay
June 19, 2012 HB 1307 Authorizes State Control of Financially Distressed Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 21)
Nay
June 5, 2012 SB 1310 Authorizes Repayment of Unemployment Debt to the Federal Government Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(29 - 19)
Nay
March 7, 2012 HB 934 Amends Voter Identification Laws Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 23)
Nay
Feb. 7, 2012 HB 1950 Amends Statutes Concerning Oil and Gas Resources Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(31 - 19)
Yea
Dec. 14, 2011 SB 1249 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 24)
Nay
Dec. 7, 2011 HB 242 Permitting the On-Site Sale of Alcohol at Distilleries Bill Passed - Senate
(40 - 9)
Yea
Nov. 15, 2011 SB 1100 Regulation of Oil and Natural Gas Resources Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 20)
Yea
Oct. 26, 2011 SB 1 Charter School Guidelines Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 22)
Nay
Oct. 25, 2011 SB 595 Authorizes the Use of Red Light Cameras Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 14)
Yea
Oct. 18, 2011 SB 1151 Fiscal Emergency Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(37 - 13)
Yea
June 30, 2011 HB 960 Public Assistance Program Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 15)
Yea
June 30, 2011 SB 330 Amending The Taxpayer Relief Act Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(32 - 17)
Nay
June 28, 2011 HB 1485 2011-2012 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 20)
Nay
June 21, 2011 SB 1131 Tort Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 18)
Nay
June 16, 2011 SB 1115 Amends Charter School Laws Senate Co-sponsor
May 11, 2011 SB 612 Guidelines for Teacher Suspension Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 12)
Nay
Nov. 15, 2010 HB 101 Education Law Amendments Veto Override Passed - House
(171 - 24)
Yea
Nov. 15, 2010 HB 1926 Amending Self-Protection Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(161 - 35)
Yea
Nov. 15, 2010 HB 2497 Amends State Employee Pension System Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(165 - 31)
Yea
Oct. 5, 2010 HB 40 Self Defense Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(159 - 38)
Yea
Sept. 29, 2010 SB 1155 Establishing a Natural Gas Severance Tax Bill Passed - House
(104 - 94)
Yea
July 3, 2010 SB 1042 2010-2011 Budget Implementation and Fiscal Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(109 - 86)
Yea
July 2, 2010 HB 2601 Environmentally Beneficial and Energy Efficient Technologies Bill Passed - House
(125 - 71)
Yea
July 1, 2010 HB 67 Driving Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(71 - 126)
Nay
June 30, 2010 HB 2279 2010-2011 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(117 - 84)
Yea
June 30, 2010 HB 2572 Establishing the Special Juvenile Victim Compensation Fund Bill Passed - House
(125 - 76)
Yea
June 29, 2010 HB 2189 Defining the Offense of Sexting Bill Passed - House
(163 - 36)
Yea
June 23, 2010 HB 704 Special Education Funding Bill Passed - House
(173 - 25)
Yea
June 16, 2010 HB 2497 Amends State Employee Pension System Bill Passed - House
(192 - 6)
Yea
June 15, 2010 HB 708 Recycling Program for Electronic Materials Bill Passed - House
(169 - 30)
Yea
June 8, 2010 HB 1502 Verification of Employee Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(188 - 6)
Yea
Jan. 6, 2010 SB 711 Legalizing Table Games Conference Report Adopted - House
(103 - 89)
Yea
Dec. 15, 2009 SB 711 Legalizing Table Games Bill Passed - House
(103 - 92)
Yea
Oct. 9, 2009 HB 1614 Fiscal Code Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(106 - 92)
Yea
Oct. 7, 2009 HB 1416 2009-2010 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(107 - 93)
Yea
Oct. 7, 2009 HB 1531 Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(102 - 96)
Yea
Oct. 2, 2009 HB 1531 Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(103 - 98)
Yea
Sept. 11, 2009 HB 1828 Municipal Pension System Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(113 - 76)
Yea
Aug. 5, 2009 HB 1663 Appropriations from State Gaming Fund Bill Passed - House
(110 - 87)
Yea
Aug. 5, 2009 HB 1828 Municipal Pension System Amendments Bill Passed - House
(112 - 85)
Nay
July 17, 2009 HB 1416 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - House
(104 - 95)
Yea

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