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Key Votes

Jim Tomes' Voting Records on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Jim Andrew Tomes
Office: State Senate (IN) - District 49, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State Senate - District 49
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 6, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Margie; 3 Children: Cherie, Lori, Nick
Birth Date: 07/31/1948
Birth Place: Evansville, IN
Home City: Wadesville, IN
Religion: Catholic

Indiana Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 13, 2014 HB 1321 Authorizes Certain School Corporations to Establish Innovation Network Schools Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(30 - 18)
Nay
March 12, 2014 SB 91 Amends Education Standards Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(35 - 13)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2014 SB 404 Establishes Regulations for High-Fence Hunting Preserves Bill Failed - Senate
(25 - 23)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2014 SB 91 Amends Education Standards Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 3, 2014 SB 340 Authorizes Certain Customers to Opt Out of Energy Efficiency Programs Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 11)
Yea
March 26, 2013 HB 1293 Establishes Micro-Distiller Permits Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 9)
Nay
March 9, 2012 HB 1149 Prohibits Smoking in Public Places Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(28 - 22)
Nay
Feb. 29, 2012 HB 1149 Prohibits Smoking in Public Places Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 21)
Nay
Jan. 23, 2012 SB 170 Nepotism and Conflicts of Interest in Local Government Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 11)
Yea
Jan. 23, 2012 SB 269 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees to Join or Pay Unions Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 22)
Nay

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