Representative Dennis 'Coach' Edward Roach's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Dennis 'Coach' Edward Roach
Current Office: State House - District 35, Republican
First Elected: 1994
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 35
Primary Aug. 7, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Glenda; 3 Children
Home City: Rutledge, TN
Religion: Baptist
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/16/14 SB 2580 Authorizes the Use of Certain Execution Methods
Bill Passed - House (68 - 13)
Yea
4/10/14 HB 2501 2014-2015 Budget
Bill Passed - House (68 - 27)
Yea
4/09/14 SB 1391 Prohibits Women from Using Illegal Substances While Pregnant
Bill Passed - House (64 - 30)
Yea
4/07/14 SB 2115 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Certain Students
Bill Passed - House (63 - 27)
Yea
2/24/14 HB 937 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion
Bill Passed - House (69 - 24)
Did Not Vote
2/20/14 SB 837 Authorizes the Sale of Wine in Grocery Stores
Bill Passed - House (71 - 15)
Nay
4/18/13 HB 702 Increases the Appeal Time Period for Establishing Charter Schools
Bill Passed - House (62 - 30)
Nay
4/17/13 HB 1191 Requires Disclosure of Recordings of Livestock Abuse Within 24 Hours
Bill Passed - House (50 - 43)
Yea
4/17/13 SB 1248 Requires Disclosure of Photographic Evidence of Animal Abuse
Bill Passed - House (50 - 43)
Yea
3/18/13 HB 534 Authorizes University Student Organizations to Limit Membership Based on Religion
Bill Passed - House (75 - 21)
Yea
3/11/13 HB 9 Prohibits Disclosure of Handgun Permits
Bill Passed - House (84 - 10)
Yea
2/28/13 SB 142 Authorizes Handguns in Parking Areas
Bill Passed - House (72 - 22)
Did Not Vote
2/04/13 HB 553 Prohibits War Monuments from Being Renamed
None - House
Co-sponsor
4/30/12 SB 3597 Prohibits Discrimination Against Religious Student Groups at Public Universities
Bill Passed - House (61 - 22)
Yea
4/27/12 SB 3310 Requires Abstinence-Centered Sex Education in Schools
Bill Passed - House (68 - 23)
Yea
4/26/12 SJR 710 Amends Judicial Appointment Process
Joint Resolution Passed - House (70 - 27)
Yea
4/25/12 HB 2566 Increases Kindergarten Age Requirements
Bill Passed - House (68 - 30)
Yea
4/18/12 HB 3517 Expands Definition of Offense Against Fetuses
Bill Passed - House (80 - 18)
Yea
4/16/12 SB 3345 Limits the Number of Foreign Nationals that May Work in a Charter School
Bill Passed - House (63 - 29)
Yea
3/29/12 HB 3808 Requires Publication of Abortion Statistics
Bill Passed - House (72 - 24)
Yea
3/26/12 HB 368 Scientific Theories in the Classroom
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (72 - 23)
Yea
3/15/12 HJR 587 Opposes the United Nations Agenda 21
Joint Resolution Passed - House (72 - 23)
Yea
2/27/12 HB 2638 Prohibits Camping in Non-Designated Areas of Public Property
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (67 - 21)
Did Not Vote
2/16/12 HB 2638 Prohibits Camping in Non-Designated Areas of Public Property
Bill Passed - House (70 - 26)
Yea
2/01/12 HB 3808 Requires Publication of Abortion Statistics
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/12/12 HB 1555 State House Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (67 - 25)
Yea
1/12/12 HB 1558 Congressional Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (68 - 25)
Yea
5/21/11 SB 1915 Increases Contribution Limits to Campaigns
Bill Passed - House (65 - 20)
Yea
5/20/11 SB 113 Teachers' Unions Negotiations
Conference Report Adopted - House (55 - 40)
Nay
5/20/11 SJR 127 Abortion Specifications
Joint Resolution Passed - House (76 - 18)
Yea
5/18/11 HB 600 Equal Access to Interstate Commerce Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 26)
Yea
4/14/11 SB 16 Voter Identification Requirements
Bill Passed - House (57 - 35)
Nay
4/07/11 HB 368 Scientific Theories in the Classroom
Bill Passed - House (70 - 23)
Yea
3/24/11 SB 1528 Amends Requirements for Teacher Tenure
Bill Passed - House (65 - 32)
Yea
3/07/11 SB 79 Tennessee Health Care Freedom Act
Bill Passed - House (70 - 27)
Yea
2/09/11 HB 368 Scientific Theories in the Classroom
None - House
Co-sponsor
6/09/10 HB 670 Requiring Correctional Facilities to Determine Immigration Status of Inmates
Conference Report Adopted - House (57 - 30)
Did Not Vote
6/04/10 SB 3012 Guns in Bars
Veto Override Passed - House (61 - 30)
Did Not Vote
5/24/10 HJR 1253 Resolution Recognizing Arizona Statehood and New Immigration Policy
Joint Resolution Passed - House (67 - 27)
Yea
5/10/10 HJR 1253 Resolution Recognizing Arizona Statehood and New Immigration Policy
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/08/10 SB 1092 Banning Non-Elected Boards from Requiring Nutrition Information on Menus
Veto Override Passed - House (65 - 31)
Yea
6/18/09 SB 2133 Charter School Access Expansion
Bill Passed - House (79 - 15)
Yea
6/03/09 HB 962 Authorizing Guns in Restaurants that Serve Alcohol
Veto Override Passed - House (69 - 27)
Yea
6/01/09 HJR 369 Opposing the Adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
Bill Passed - House (70 - 20)
Yea
5/07/09 SB 433 Homeschool Diplomas
Bill Passed - House (61 - 27)
Yea
5/04/09 HB 959 Close Handgun Permit Records
Bill Passed - House (83 - 12)
Yea
4/27/09 SB 393 Prohibiting Texting While Driving
Bill Passed - House (67 - 24)
Yea
4/06/09 HB 962 Authorizing Guns in Restaurants that Serve Alcohol
Bill Passed - House (70 - 26)
Yea
3/19/09 HB 390 Allowing Loaded "Long Guns" in Vehicles
Bill Passed - House (82 - 10)
Yea
3/12/09 HB 254 Eliminating Thumbprint Requirement for Gun Purchases
Bill Passed - House (82 - 11)
Yea

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