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Key Votes

John Rusche's Voting Records

Full Name: John M. Rusche
Office: State House (ID) - 6B, Democratic Minority Leader
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State House - 6B
Primary May 20, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Kay; 1 Child: Caitlin
Birth Date: 12/03/1950
Birth Place: Waukesha, WI
Home City: Lewiston, ID
Religion: Christian

Idaho Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 20, 2014 S 1395 Increases Salaries of Certain State Officials Bill Passed - House
(44 - 25)
Nay
March 17, 2014 S 1314 Amends the Provisions of Payday Loans Bill Passed - House
(35 - 34)
Nay
March 6, 2014 S 1254 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms on College or University Campuses Bill Passed - House
(50 - 19)
Nay
Feb. 26, 2014 S 1337 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Bill Passed - House
(56 - 14)
Nay
Feb. 21, 2014 HB 470 Establishes The Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board Bill Passed - House
(49 - 16)
Nay
April 3, 2013 H 221 Amends Public School Charter Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(45 - 22)
Nay
March 22, 2013 S 1108 Increases Petition Signature Requirements Bill Passed - House
(45 - 21)
Nay
March 22, 2013 S 1117 Authorizes Permits for Heavy Trucks on Certain Routes Bill Passed - House
(49 - 18)
Nay
March 13, 2013 H 248 Establishes Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House
(41 - 29)
Yea
March 11, 2013 H 219 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House
(55 - 13)
Nay
March 5, 2013 HB 206 Appropriates Funding for Charter Schools Bill Passed - House
(42 - 27)
Nay
Feb. 14, 2013 H 88 Expands Tax Credit for New Employees Bill Passed - House
(62 - 7)
Nay
Feb. 13, 2013 HB 55 Authorizes Telecommunications Businesses to Solicit Existing Customers Bill Passed - House
(65 - 5)
Yea
Feb. 12, 2013 H 62 Expands Sales Tax Exemptions For Health-Related Entities Bill Passed - House
(58 - 12)
Nay
March 28, 2012 H 660 Amends the Judicial Retirement Fund Bill Passed - House
(46 - 22)
Yea
March 28, 2012 S 1348 Requires doctors to provide end-of-life care Bill Passed - House
(58 - 11)
Yea
March 26, 2012 H 695 Establishes a Legislative Legal Defense Fund Bill Passed - House
(53 - 16)
Nay
March 23, 2012 H 426 Establishes a Program for High School Students to Obtain an Associate's Degree Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(59 - 6)
Yea
March 23, 2012 SJM 104 Urging Congress to Repeal Insurance Coverage of Contraception Joint Resolution Passed - House
(51 - 16)
Nay
March 22, 2012 HJR 1 Requires a 2/3 Vote for Tax Increases Motion Rejected - House
(37 - 33)
Nay
March 22, 2012 S 1256 Authorizes the Auction of Big-Game Tags Bill Passed - House
(38 - 29)
Nay
March 22, 2012 S 1295 Requires Massage Therapists to be Licensed Bill Passed - House
(39 - 29)
Yea
March 22, 2012 S 1369 Penalties for Failure to Report Hiring or Rehiring of Employees Bill Passed - House
(36 - 34)
Yea
March 20, 2012 H 486 Prohibits Minors from Using Tanning Beds Bill Passed - House
(39 - 30)
Yea
March 20, 2012 S 1274 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - House
(53 - 17)
Yea
March 15, 2012 H 542 Prohibits the State from Limiting the Use of Motorized Vehicles on Public Land Bill Passed - House
(48 - 21)
Nay
March 15, 2012 H 619 Prohibits Speed Limit Regulation by Local Authorities Bill Passed - House
(56 - 10)
Nay
March 12, 2012 HCR 45 Encourages the Establishment of Private Healthcare Exchanges Resolution Passed - House
(49 - 13)
Nay
March 5, 2012 HCR 40 2 Percent Pay Raise for State Employees Resolution Passed - House
(54 - 14)
Yea
March 1, 2012 H 563 Reduces Income Tax Rates Bill Passed - House
(49 - 20)
Nay
Feb. 27, 2012 H 481 Repeals Limit on Charter Schools Bill Passed - House
(49 - 19)
Nay
Feb. 23, 2012 HJM 10 Urges Congress to Pass Rights of Conscience Act Joint Resolution Passed - House
(53 - 15)
Nay
Feb. 17, 2012 H 404 Prohibits Camping on Capitol Mall Property Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(51 - 14)
Nay
Feb. 17, 2012 H 464 Prohibits Local Ordinances from Limiting Oil and Gas Extraction Bill Passed - House
(54 - 13)
Nay
Feb. 8, 2012 HB 391 Repeals the Presidential Primary Election Bill Passed - House
(56 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 7, 2012 H 486 Prohibits Minors from Using Tanning Beds House Sponsor
Jan. 26, 2012 H 404 Prohibits Camping on Capitol Mall Property Bill Passed - House
(54 - 16)
Nay
April 6, 2011 S 1202 Appropriations to Secretary of State Bill Passed - House
(44 - 22)
Nay
April 1, 2011 S 1184 Technology in the Classroom Bill Passed - House
(44 - 26)
Nay
March 31, 2011 S 1181 Post-Secondary Education Appropriations Bill Passed - House
(47 - 21)
Nay
March 31, 2011 S 1182 2012-2013 State Liquor Division Appropriations Bill Passed - House
(38 - 30)
Yea
March 30, 2011 H 298 Response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House
(50 - 17)
Nay
March 17, 2011 H 260 Medicaid Funding Bill Passed - House
(56 - 14)
Nay
March 16, 2011 H 222 Authorizes Guns on Campus Bill Passed - House
(41 - 28)
Nay
March 7, 2011 H 187 Freedom of Conscience for Health Care Professionals Bill Passed - House
(51 - 17)
Nay
March 4, 2011 H 104a Teacher Union Activities Bill Passed - House
(55 - 14)
Nay
March 2, 2011 H 109 Extends Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House
(41 - 28)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2011 S 1006 Right to Work Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(55 - 14)
Nay
Feb. 22, 2011 S 1007 Labor Organizations Bill Passed - House
(55 - 15)
Nay
Feb. 17, 2011 H 111 Increased Authority for Tribal Peace Officers Bill Failed - House
(34 - 35)
Yea

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