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Key Votes

William Outten's Voting Records

Full Name: William 'Bobby' R. Outten
Office: State House (DE) - District 30, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 30
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Lynn; 1 Child: Jeffrey
Birth Date: 10/01/1948
Birth Place: Milford, DE
Home City: Harrington, DE
Religion: Methodist

Delaware Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 1, 2014 SB 220 Appropriates Funds for State Casino Relief Bill Passed - House
(27 - 10)
Yea
June 26, 2014 HB 13 Prohibits Lawmakers from Becoming Lobbyists for 1 Year After Leaving Office Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(33 - 7)
Yea
June 26, 2014 SB 36 Authorizes Judges to Hold Suspects of Violent Felonies Without Bail for up to 120 days Amendment Adopted - House
(29 - 12)
Yea
June 25, 2014 SB 36 Authorizes Judges to Hold Suspects of Violent Felonies Without Bail for up to 120 days Amendment Rejected - House
(24 - 15)
Yea
June 3, 2014 SB 209 Amends Charter School Laws Bill Passed - House
(24 - 13)
Nay
April 3, 2014 HB 265 Increases Certain Business Taxes Bill Passed - House
(26 - 13)
Nay
Jan. 30, 2014 SB 6 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House
(27 - 14)
Nay
June 18, 2013 SB 97 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Expression Bill Passed - House
(24 - 17)
Nay
April 23, 2013 HB 75 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House
(23 - 18)
Nay
March 28, 2013 HB 35 Requires Background Checks Prior to the Purchase of Firearms Bill Passed - House
(24 - 17)
Nay
June 19, 2012 SB 205 Requires Manufactured Home Community Owners to Explain Rent Increases Bill Failed - House
(14 - 22)
Nay
June 12, 2012 HB 333 Authorizes Online Gambling Bill Passed - House
(29 - 8)
Did Not Vote
May 17, 2012 SB 185 Requires Lobbyists to Report Their Activities in the Legislature Bill Passed - House
(26 - 12)
Nay
May 1, 2012 HB 289 Limits Payday Loans Bill Passed - House
(26 - 7)
Nay
July 1, 2011 SB 137 Specialty-Tier Prescription Drugs Bill Passed - House
(28 - 13)
Nay
July 1, 2011 SB 65 Expansion of Criminal Nuisance Definition Bill Passed - House
(26 - 15)
Nay
June 30, 2011 HB 95 Motorcycle Helmet Requirement Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(28 - 11)
Yea
June 14, 2011 SB 129 Removes Protected Wildlife Designation from Coyotes Senate Co-sponsor
May 5, 2011 SB 17 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House
(27 - 14)
Nay
April 14, 2011 SB 30 Same-Sex Civil Unions Bill Passed - House
(26 - 15)
Nay
March 22, 2011 HB 47 State Inspections of Abortion Clinics Bill Passed - House
(27 - 12)
Nay
March 15, 2011 HA 1 Reduced Punishment for Drug Possession Amendment Adopted - House
(21 - 17)
Yea
June 23, 2010 HB 317 Home Solicitation Regulations Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(22 - 15)
Nay
May 11, 2010 SB 234 Universal Recycling and Beverage Containers Bill Passed - House
(26 - 12)
Nay
April 27, 2010 HB 347 Raising the Reporting Age for Misdemeanors by Students Bill Passed - House
(22 - 9)
Nay
March 25, 2010 HB 317 Home Solicitation Regulations Bill Passed - House
(28 - 11)
Nay
Jan. 21, 2010 HB 310 Legalizing Table Games Bill Passed - House
(27 - 5)
Did Not Vote
June 30, 2009 HB 290 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - House
(27 - 14)
Nay
June 29, 2009 HB 210 Liquor License Fee Bill Passed - House
(25 - 16)
Nay
June 29, 2009 HB 211 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - House
(25 - 15)
Nay
June 29, 2009 HB 212 Alcohol Tax Increase Bill Failed - House
(22 - 19)
Nay
June 29, 2009 HB 291 Estate Tax Bill Passed - House
(25 - 16)
Nay
June 24, 2009 HB 198 National Popular Vote Bill Passed - House
(23 - 12)
Nay
June 24, 2009 SB 121 Adding Sexual Orientation to Delaware Anti-Discriminatory Laws Bill Passed - House
(26 - 14)
Nay
June 9, 2009 HB 117 School Board Elections Bill Passed - House
(23 - 17)
Nay
May 8, 2009 HB 100 Reestablishing a Sports Lottery Bill Passed - House
(30 - 4)
Yea
April 2, 2009 HB 107 Manufactured Housing Rental Regulations Bill Passed - House
(22 - 16)
Nay
July 1, 2008 SB 300 2008-2009 Budget Bill Passed - House
(33 - 7)
Nay
June 26, 2008 HB 518 Alcohol Tax Increase Bill Passed - House
(25 - 16)
Nay
May 15, 2008 HB 190 Sports Betting Bill Passed - House
(28 - 10)
Yea
June 29, 2007 SB 36 State Employee Collective Bargaining Bill Passed - House
(26 - 10)
Nay
June 28, 2007 HA 1 Employee Paycheck Consent Amendment Rejected - House
(15 - 23)
Yea
June 26, 2007 HB 249 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - House
(29 - 12)
Nay
June 19, 2007 HA 4 Amdt HA 4: Amendment to "Child's Victim Act" Regarding State Immunity Bill Failed - House
(17 - 24)
Nay
June 7, 2007 HB 190 Sports Betting House Co-sponsor
May 17, 2007 HB 175 None House Co-sponsor
July 1, 2006 SB 397 State Resource Maps Bill Passed - House
(21 - 14)
Yea
June 29, 2006 SB 60 Sterile Needle and Syringe Exchange Pilot Program Bill Passed - House
(24 - 14)
Nay
June 28, 2006 HB 537 Crop Damage Levels Bill Passed - House
(21 - 18)
Yea
June 28, 2006 SB 397 State Resource Maps Senate Co-sponsor

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