Senator John H. Tippets's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: John H. Tippets
Current Office: State Senate - District 32, Republican
First Appointed: 02/03/2011
Last Appointed: 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.
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/10/14 S 1314 Limits Payday Loans
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
Yea
2/18/14 S 1254 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms on College or University Campuses
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
Yea
2/14/14 S 1337 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
Yea
2/10/14 S 1337 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/28/13 H 221 Amends Public School Charter Laws
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
Yea
3/21/13 H 248 Establishes Health Insurance Exchange
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Yea
3/11/13 S 1108 Increases Petition Signature Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
Yea
3/06/13 S 1117 Authorizes Permits for Heavy Trucks on Certain Routes
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
Yea
2/26/13 S 1089 Amends Early Teacher Retirement Program
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
Yea
2/25/13 SCR 112 Affirms Legislature's Opposition to Marijuana Authorization
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (29 - 5)
Yea
2/25/13 SJM 101 Urges the Enforcement of Federal Drug-Free Policy
Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 21)
Yea
2/21/13 S 1042 Establishes a State Health Insurance Exchange
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Yea
1/30/13 S 1042 Establishes a State Health Insurance Exchange
None - Senate
Sponsor
3/29/12 H 563 Reduces Income Tax Rates
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
Yea
3/28/12 H 695 Establishes a Legislative Legal Defense Fund
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
Yea
3/28/12 S 1256 Authorizes the Auction of Big-Game Tags
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
Nay
3/26/12 H 542 Prohibits the State from Limiting the Use of Motorized Vehicles on Public Land
Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 20)
Yea
3/23/12 H 619 Prohibits Speed Limit Regulation by Local Authorities
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
Yea
3/23/12 S 1274 Prohibits Texting While Driving
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 5)
Yea
3/19/12 H 426 Establishes a Program for High School Students to Obtain an Associate's Degree
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
Yea
3/19/12 S 1348 Requires doctors to provide end-of-life care
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
Yea
3/19/12 S 1387 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Yea
3/15/12 H 481 Repeals Limit on Charter Schools
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
Yea
3/15/12 S 1358 Amends Bullying Laws
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
Yea
3/14/12 H 464 Prohibits Local Ordinances from Limiting Oil and Gas Extraction
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
Yea
3/01/12 S 1369 Penalties for Failure to Report Hiring or Rehiring of Employees
None - Senate
Sponsor
2/24/12 S 1256 Authorizes the Auction of Big-Game Tags
Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16)
Nay
2/23/12 HB 391 Repeals the Presidential Primary Election
Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 16)
Yea
2/21/12 S 1274 Prohibits Texting While Driving
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
Yea
2/14/12 H 404 Prohibits Camping on Capitol Mall Property
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
Yea
2/14/12 H 542 Prohibits the State from Limiting the Use of Motorized Vehicles on Public Land
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/02/12 H 464 Prohibits Local Ordinances from Limiting Oil and Gas Extraction
None - House
Sponsor
4/05/11 H 298 Response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
Yea
4/04/11 S 1202 Appropriations to Secretary of State
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
Yea
3/30/11 S 1198 Primary Elections
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
Yea
3/29/11 H 187 Freedom of Conscience for Health Care Professionals
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
Yea
3/28/11 H 260 Medicaid Funding
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
Yea
3/24/11 S 1181 Post-Secondary Education Appropriations
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
Yea
3/24/11 S 1182 2012-2013 State Liquor Division Appropriations
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
Nay
3/24/11 S 1184 Technology in the Classroom
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
Yea
3/23/11 S 1165 Prohibits Abortions after 20 Weeks
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
Yea
3/01/11 S 1115 Insurance Coverage of Abortion
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
Yea
2/24/11 S 1108 Education Provisions and Teacher Entitlements
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
Nay
2/24/11 S 1110 Redistributing Public School Funds for Teachers
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
Nay
2/04/11 S 1007 Labor Organizations
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 8)
Yea
2/01/11 S 1006 Right to Work Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
Did Not Vote

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