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William Haine's Selected Sponsorships

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

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 26, 2013 HB 3227 Establishes a Governing Board for the State Health Insurance Exchange House Co-sponsor
Jan. 24, 2013 SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 10, 2013 SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 9, 2013 HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana House Sponsor
Feb. 7, 2012 HB 5099 Prohibits the Use of Cell Phones Near Emergency Scenes House Sponsor
Oct. 5, 2011 HB 3810 Eliminates General Assembly Scholarships House Co-sponsor
Feb. 8, 2011 SB 1177 General Assembly Redistricting House Co-sponsor
Feb. 11, 2010 SB 3658 Back to School Sales Tax Decrease Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 19, 2009 SB 1682 Pre-need Funeral Funds Amendments Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 11, 2009 SB 1381 Legalize Medical Marijuana Senate Sponsor
Feb. 6, 2009 SB 642 Universities Borrowing Unreceived Tuition From the State Senate Sponsor
Feb. 7, 2008 SB 2052 Taxes for Levee Repair Senate Sponsor
Feb. 9, 2007 SB 1592 Electricity Rates Freeze Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 20, 2006 SB 3086 Eminent Domain – Blight House Co-sponsor

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