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Key Votes

Bill Cowsert's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care

Full Name: Bill Cowsert
Office: State Senate (GA) - District 46, Republican
First Elected: 2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State Senate - District 46
Primary May 20, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Amy; 3 Children: Bob, Caty, Will
Birth Date: 05/31/1963
Birth Place: Jackson, MS

Georgia Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 14, 2011 HB 461 Interstate Health Care Compact Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 18)
Feb. 24, 2011 SB 17 Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 16)
Feb. 23, 2011 SB 36 Prescription Drug Database Bill Passed - Senate
(49 - 6)
April 1, 2010 HB 307 Hospital Medicaid Fee Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 15)
March 26, 2010 SB 399 General Assembly Authorization Requirements for Implementation of Federal Health Care Legislation Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 16)
March 26, 2010 SB 407 Allowing the Purchasing of Health Insurance Policies Approved in Other States Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 16)
March 17, 2010 SR 794 Prohibiting Health Care Mandates Resolution Failed - Senate
(34 - 19)
March 30, 2009 HB 614 Prescription Tracking Database Bill Failed - Senate
(25 - 29)
March 31, 2008 HB 1158 Motor Vehicle Trauma Care Fee Bill Passed - Senate
(43 - 7)
March 6, 2008 SB 404 Health Insurance Marketplace Bill Passed - Senate
(42 - 12)
Feb. 29, 2008 SB 506 Mandatory School Physical Fitness Testing Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 13)
Feb. 27, 2008 SB 433 Permitting Destination Cancer Hospitals Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 23)
April 17, 2007 SCS HB 340 Children’s Health Care Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 21)
April 11, 2007 SCS HB 147 Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Requirement Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 17)
March 20, 2007 SB 148 Umbilical Cord Blood and Stem Cell Banks Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 15)
March 20, 2007 SB 174 Physical Fitness Standards for State Employees Bill Passed - Senate
(48 - 1)

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

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