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Bill Cowsert's Voting Records on Issue: Education

Office: State Senate (GA) - District 46, Republican

Georgia Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 7, 2012 SB 312 Require Development Activities for Certain Public Benefits Bill Passed - Senate
(40 - 14)
April 3, 2009 HB 243 Ending New Enrollment in Bonus Program for Teachers' National Certification Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 17)
April 2, 2008 HB 881 Georgia Charter Schools Commission Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 18)
April 1, 2008 HB 1133 Tax Credits for Nonprofit Donations Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 20)
Feb. 29, 2008 SB 506 Mandatory School Physical Fitness Testing Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 13)
Jan. 31, 2007 SCS SB 10 Special Needs Scholarship Act Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 23)

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