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Ron Ramsey's Voting Records on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: State Senate (TN) - District 4, Republican Speaker
Lieutenant Governor (TN), Republican President of the Senate

Tennessee Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 23, 2012 HB 2638 Prohibits Camping in Non-Designated Areas of Public Property Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 9)
May 20, 2011 SB 16 Voter Identification Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(18 - 14)
May 10, 2010 HB 270 Citizenship Status for Voting and Registration Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 12)
May 10, 2010 SB 63 English Only Requirement for Driver's License Examinations Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 10)
April 29, 2008 SB 3042 Open Container Law Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 7)
May 24, 2007 SB 1325 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 5)
April 16, 2007 SB 227 Voter ID Act Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 10)

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