Senator William 'Bill' R. Haine's Voting Records

Office: State Senate (IL) - District 56, Democratic Majority Caucus Whip
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
12/03/13 SB 1 Amends State Employees' Pension Plans
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 24)
Nay
5/27/10 SB 3658 Temporary Sales Tax Holiday
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (42 - 8)
Yea
5/27/10 SB 3660 Emergency Budget Act of Fiscal Year 2011
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 23)
Yea
5/07/10 HB 859 2010-2011 Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 26)
Yea
5/06/10 SB 642 Public University Borrowing
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (43 - 11)
Yea
5/05/10 SB 3695 Streetgang-Related Crime Fund Changes
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 20)
Yea
5/04/10 HB 2360 Homeowner's Emergency Assistance Plan
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 15)
Yea
2/11/10 SB 3658 Back to School Sales Tax Decrease
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
7/15/09 SB 1216 2009-2010 Budget
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (45 - 10)
Yea
7/15/09 SB 1292 Issuing of Bonds for Revenue
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (43 - 12)
Yea
6/30/09 SB 415 Bond Approval
Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (32 - 21)
Yea
5/30/09 HB 174 Income Tax Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 27)
Nay
5/20/09 HB 255 Video Gambling in Various Establishments
Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 12)
Yea
2/06/09 SB 642 Universities Borrowing Unreceived Tuition From the State
None - Senate
Sponsor
8/19/08 HB 4201 Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans
Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (27 - 11)
Nay
5/29/08 SB 788 Authorizing $16 Billion Increase in Bonds for State Pensions
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 21)
Yea
4/16/08 SB 2052 Taxes for Levee Repair
Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 15)
Yea
1/17/08 HB 656 Providing Free Public Transportation for Senior Citizens
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 19)
Yea
1/10/08 HB 656 Transportation Act
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 25)
Did Not Vote
10/12/07 HB 664 Homeowner Tax Exemption
Veto Override Passed - Senate (55 - 1)
Yea
9/18/07 HB 2035 Gaming Expansion to Fund Infrastructure and Social Programs
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 15)
Yea
8/10/07 HB 3866 2007-2008 Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 5)
Yea
8/09/07 HB 556 Cigarette Tax Increase
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 24)
Nay
5/04/06 SB 1520 2006-2007 Budget
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 27)
Yea
4/06/06 SB 3053 Bond Authorization
Bill Failed - Senate (32 - 26)
Yea
4/06/06 SB 668 Funding for Schools, Universities, and Roads
Bill Failed - Senate (32 - 26)
Yea

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