Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera's Voting Records

Office: Lieutenant Governor (FL), Republican
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/27/12 SJR 2B State Senate Redistricting
Joint Resolution Passed - House (61 - 47)
Nay
3/09/12 HB 119 Amends Personal Injury Protection Insurance Requirements and Regulations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (80 - 34)
Yea
3/09/12 HB 1263 Health Inspection Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (86 - 29)
Yea
3/09/12 HB 5001 2012-2013 Budget
Conference Report Adopted - House (80 - 37)
Yea
3/07/12 HB 859 School Voucher Program
Bill Passed - House (92 - 24)
Yea
3/02/12 HB 1205 Authorizes Random Drug Tests of State Employees
Bill Passed - House (79 - 37)
Yea
3/01/12 HB 1209 Prohibits Courts from Basing Decisions on Foreign Laws
Bill Passed - House (92 - 24)
Yea
3/01/12 HB 277 Prohibits Abortions During the Third Trimester
Bill Passed - House (78 - 33)
Yea
3/01/12 HB 4001 Repeals Provisions for Cap and Trade Regulations
Bill Passed - House (82 - 34)
Yea
3/01/12 SB 98 Authorizes Student-Led Prayer in School
Bill Passed - House (88 - 27)
Yea
2/29/12 HB 213 Amends Mortgage Foreclosure Process
Bill Passed - House (94 - 17)
Yea
2/29/12 HB 609 Prohibits Unpaid Wage Collection Ordinances
Bill Passed - House (77 - 38)
Yea
2/24/12 HB 971 Amends Process of Judiciary Appointment
Bill Passed - House (77 - 35)
Yea
2/23/12 HB 549 Amends Alimony Provisions
Bill Passed - House (83 - 30)
Yea
2/15/12 HB 7087 Increases Certain Business Tax Credits and Sales Tax Exemptions
Bill Passed - House (92 - 22)
Yea
2/09/12 HB 5001 2012-2013 Budget
Bill Passed - House (79 - 38)
Yea
2/03/12 SB 1174 Congressional Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (80 - 37)
Yea
5/07/11 SB 2000 2011-2012 Budget
Conference Report Adopted - House (79 - 39)
Yea
5/06/11 HB 5007 Amends Business Regulations
Conference Report Adopted - House (81 - 35)
Yea
5/06/11 HB 5305 Eliminating the Correctional Medical Authority
Conference Report Adopted - House (81 - 34)
Yea
5/06/11 HB 7107 Medicaid Managed Care Program
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 39)
Yea
5/04/11 HJR 1179 Prohibits Public Funding of Abortions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 34)
Yea
5/04/11 SB 234 Authorizes Open Display of a Firearm
Bill Passed - House (99 - 17)
Yea
5/04/11 SJR 2 Authorizes Exemptions from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Amendment Adopted - House (80 - 37)
Yea
5/03/11 HJR 7111 Amends the Division of the Florida Supreme Court
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (80 - 38)
Yea
4/27/11 HB 1127 Abortion Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (81 - 37)
Yea
4/27/11 HB 97 Prohibits Insurance Coverage of Abortion
Bill Passed - House (80 - 37)
Yea
4/27/11 HJR 1179 Prohibits Public Funding of Abortions
Joint Resolution Passed - House (82 - 35)
Yea
4/26/11 HB 353 Drug Screening for Temporary Assistance Beneficiaries
Bill Passed - House (78 - 38)
Yea
4/26/11 HB 45 Regulation of Firearms and Ammunition
Bill Passed - House (85 - 33)
Yea
4/15/11 HJR 7111 Amends the Division of the Florida Supreme Court
Amendment Adopted - House (79 - 38)
Yea
3/24/11 HB 1207 Campaign Financing Act
Veto Override Passed - House (81 - 39)
Yea
3/16/11 SB 736 Public School Evaluation Procedures
Bill Passed - House (80 - 39)
Yea
4/30/10 HB 1143 Pre-Abortion Ultrasounds Requirement and Health Care Law Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (76 - 44)
Yea
4/22/10 HJR 37 Prohibiting Individual Health Care Mandate
Joint Resolution Passed - House (74 - 42)
Yea
4/19/10 HB 7223 HMO Plans for Medicaid Coverage
Bill Passed - House (80 - 34)
Yea
4/09/10 SB 6 Education Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (64 - 55)
Yea
3/18/10 HB 1207 Election Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (73 - 42)
Yea
5/08/09 SB 2600 2009-2010 Budget
Conference Report Adopted - House (75 - 43)
Yea
5/08/09 SB 788 Gambling Expansion
Conference Report Adopted - House (82 - 35)
Yea
5/01/09 HB 1495 Property Insurance Law Modifications
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (80 - 35)
Yea
5/01/09 HB 479 Amendments Regarding Public Employee Retirement
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (93 - 23)
Yea
5/01/09 SB 360 Growth Management Deregulation
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (78 - 37)
Yea
4/29/09 Amdt 337171 Expanding Unemployment Benefits Eligibility
Amendment Rejected - House (45 - 71)
Nay
4/27/09 HB 1219 Permitting Offshore Drilling
Bill Passed - House (70 - 43)
Yea
4/23/09 Amdt 168357 Extended Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Premium Rate Freeze
Amendment Rejected - House (40 - 76)
Nay
4/23/09 HB 1293 Changes in High School Graduation Standards
Bill Passed - House (75 - 42)
Yea
3/31/09 HB 903 Capping Attorney Fees in Workers' Compensation Lawsuits
Bill Passed - House (84 - 35)
Yea
3/26/09 Amdt 677495 Amendments to Attorney Fee Cap in Workers Compensation Lawsuits
Amendment Rejected - House (45 - 69)
Nay
1/14/09 SB 2-A 2008-2009 Budget Amendments
Conference Report Adopted - House (74 - 43)
Yea

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