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Key Votes

John Tippets' Voting Records

Full Name: John H. Tippets
Office: State Senate (ID) - District 32, Republican
First Appointed: 02/03/2011
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State Senate - District 32
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Nancy; 9 Children: Kimberly, Melinda, Tricia, Michael, Joshua, Jennifer, David, Natalie, Emily
Birth Date: 01/16/1952
Birth Place: Ogden, UT
Home City: Bennington, ID
Religion: L.D.S.

Idaho Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 10, 2014 S 1314 Limits Payday Loans Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2014 S 1254 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms on College or University Campuses Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2014 S 1337 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2014 S 1337 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Senate Co-sponsor
March 28, 2013 H 221 Amends Public School Charter Laws Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 7)
Yea
March 21, 2013 H 248 Establishes Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Yea
March 11, 2013 S 1108 Increases Petition Signature Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 10)
Yea
March 6, 2013 S 1117 Authorizes Permits for Heavy Trucks on Certain Routes Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 13)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2013 S 1089 Amends Early Teacher Retirement Program Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 6)
Yea
Feb. 25, 2013 SCR 112 Affirms Legislature's Opposition to Marijuana Authorization Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(29 - 5)
Yea
Feb. 25, 2013 SJM 101 Urges the Enforcement of Federal Drug-Free Policy Bill Failed - Senate
(13 - 21)
Yea
Feb. 21, 2013 S 1042 Establishes a State Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2013 S 1042 Establishes a State Health Insurance Exchange Senate Sponsor
March 29, 2012 H 563 Reduces Income Tax Rates Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 7)
Yea
March 28, 2012 H 695 Establishes a Legislative Legal Defense Fund Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 11)
Yea
March 28, 2012 S 1256 Authorizes the Auction of Big-Game Tags Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(19 - 16)
Nay
March 26, 2012 H 542 Prohibits the State from Limiting the Use of Motorized Vehicles on Public Land Bill Failed - Senate
(15 - 20)
Yea
March 23, 2012 H 619 Prohibits Speed Limit Regulation by Local Authorities Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 9)
Yea
March 23, 2012 S 1274 Prohibits Texting While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(29 - 5)
Yea
March 19, 2012 H 426 Establishes a Program for High School Students to Obtain an Associate's Degree Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 7)
Yea
March 19, 2012 S 1348 Requires doctors to provide end-of-life care Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 10)
Yea
March 19, 2012 S 1387 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Yea
March 15, 2012 H 481 Repeals Limit on Charter Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 12)
Yea
March 15, 2012 S 1358 Amends Bullying Laws Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 8)
Yea
March 14, 2012 H 464 Prohibits Local Ordinances from Limiting Oil and Gas Extraction Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 10)
Yea
March 1, 2012 S 1369 Penalties for Failure to Report Hiring or Rehiring of Employees Senate Sponsor
Feb. 24, 2012 S 1256 Authorizes the Auction of Big-Game Tags Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 16)
Nay
Feb. 23, 2012 HB 391 Repeals the Presidential Primary Election Bill Passed - Senate
(16 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 21, 2012 S 1274 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 6)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2012 H 404 Prohibits Camping on Capitol Mall Property Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 9)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2012 H 542 Prohibits the State from Limiting the Use of Motorized Vehicles on Public Land House Co-sponsor
Feb. 2, 2012 H 464 Prohibits Local Ordinances from Limiting Oil and Gas Extraction House Sponsor
April 5, 2011 H 298 Response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 11)
Yea
April 4, 2011 S 1202 Appropriations to Secretary of State Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 10)
Yea
March 30, 2011 S 1198 Primary Elections Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 7)
Yea
March 29, 2011 H 187 Freedom of Conscience for Health Care Professionals Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Yea
March 28, 2011 H 260 Medicaid Funding Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 8)
Yea
March 24, 2011 S 1181 Post-Secondary Education Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 7)
Yea
March 24, 2011 S 1182 2012-2013 State Liquor Division Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 8)
Nay
March 24, 2011 S 1184 Technology in the Classroom Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 15)
Yea
March 23, 2011 S 1165 Prohibits Abortions after 20 Weeks Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 10)
Yea
March 1, 2011 S 1115 Insurance Coverage of Abortion Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 7)
Yea
Feb. 24, 2011 S 1108 Education Provisions and Teacher Entitlements Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 15)
Nay
Feb. 24, 2011 S 1110 Redistributing Public School Funds for Teachers Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 15)
Nay
Feb. 4, 2011 S 1007 Labor Organizations Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 8)
Yea
Feb. 1, 2011 S 1006 Right to Work Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 7)
Did Not Vote

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