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Key Votes

Forrest Knox's Voting Records

Full Name: Forrest J. Knox
Office: State Senate (KS) - District 14, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Renee; 9 Children
Birth Date: 03/17/1956
Birth Place: Topeka, KS
Home City: Altoona, KS
Religion: Christian

Kansas Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 2, 2014 HB 2231 Appropriates Funds for 2014-2016 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(22 - 18)
Nay
April 6, 2014 HB 2506 Appropriates Funds to Certain School Districts Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(22 - 16)
Yea
April 4, 2014 HB 2553 Establishes an Interstate Health Care Compact Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 11)
Yea
April 3, 2014 Knox Amdt Prohibits Implementation of Common Core Standards Using Certain State Funds Amendment Adopted - Senate
(27 - 12)
Yea
April 3, 2014 Knox Amdt Prohibits Implementation of Common Core Standards Using Certain State Funds Senate Sponsor
March 25, 2014 HB 2014 Repeals the Kansas Renewable Energy Standards Act Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 15)
Yea
March 25, 2014 HB 2125 Prohibits Slot Machines at Certain Racetracks Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 12)
Yea
March 25, 2014 HB 2272 Amends Gaming Law Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 10)
Yea
March 25, 2014 HB 2552 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 7)
Yea
March 19, 2014 SB 298 Repeals Mortgage Registration Fees Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 12)
Nay
March 12, 2014 HB 2210 Amends the Date by Which a Voter May Change Party Affiliation Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 12)
Yea
March 12, 2014 SB 362 Requires Certain Registration for Health Insurance Navigators Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 10)
Yea
March 6, 2014 HB 2338 Appropriates Funds to the Judicial Branch Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2014 SB 311 Increases the Limit for Non-Economic Civil Damages Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 8)
Yea
Feb. 20, 2014 HB 2387 Increases the Mandatory Minimum Imprisonment Term for Certain Individuals Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 3)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2014 HB 2389 Establishes Time Limits on Death Penalty Appeals Process Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 13)
Yea
May 15, 2013 HB 2249 Repeals Project Limitations Near Historic Sites Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(29 - 10)
Yea
April 5, 2013 HB 2234 Requires the Secretary of Transportation to Direct the Kansas Turnpike Authority Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(26 - 13)
Yea
April 5, 2013 HB 2253 Amends Abortion Clinic Tax Credits and Procedure Requirements Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(28 - 10)
Yea
April 5, 2013 SB 102 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(35 - 4)
Yea
April 5, 2013 SB 199 Establishes the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(31 - 8)
Yea
April 3, 2013 SB 181 Reduces Property Taxes for Motor Vehicles Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 16)
Yea
April 2, 2013 HB 2055 Reduces Casino Building Fee Bill Failed - Senate
(15 - 24)
Nay
April 2, 2013 HB 2069 Prohibits Local Governments from Enforcing a Union Wage Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 9)
Yea
March 27, 2013 HB 2234 Requires the Secretary of Transportation to Direct the Kansas Turnpike Authority Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 14)
Yea
March 26, 2013 SB 72 Exempts Health Clubs From Property Taxes Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 14)
Yea
March 21, 2013 HB 2143 2013-2018 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 16)
Yea
March 14, 2013 HB 2022 Prohibits Automatic Deductions by Public Labor Organizations for Political Fundraising Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 16)
Yea
March 14, 2013 HB 2059 Reduces Income Tax Rates Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 14)
Yea
March 13, 2013 HB 2019 Authorizes Governor to Appoint Judges to Kansas Court of Appeals Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2013 Holland Amendment to SB 63 Prohibits the Secretary of State from Operating a PAC Amendment Adopted - Senate
(23 - 17)
Nay
Feb. 28, 2013 SB 142 Prohibits Civil Action Lawsuits Concerning Abortion Consultation Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 5)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2013 SB 149 Requires Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 8)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2013 SB 63 Authorizes Secretary of State to Prosecute Election Fraud Cases Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 9)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2013 SB 82 Extends Renewable Energy Requirements for Utilities Bill Failed - Senate
(17 - 23)
Yea
Feb. 20, 2013 SCR 1608 Authorizes the Legislature To Have Sole Authority on School Funding Amendment Adopted - Senate
(27 - 13)
Yea
Feb. 6, 2013 SB 142 Prohibits Civil Action Lawsuits Concerning Abortion Consultation Senate Sponsor
Jan. 30, 2013 SCR 1601 Authorizes the Governor to Nominate Judges Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 12)
Yea
May 10, 2012 SB 102 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(67 - 50)
Yea
May 7, 2012 SB 313 Prohibits Certain Abortion-Related Tax Credits Bill Passed - House
(88 - 31)
Yea
March 29, 2012 SB 62 Authorizes Medical Professionals and Facilities to Not Provide Referrals for Abortions or Sterilizations Bill Passed - House
(95 - 29)
Yea
March 13, 2012 Goodman Amdt Eliminates Sales Tax on Food Amendment Adopted - House
(76 - 44)
Nay
March 12, 2012 HB 2353 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Handguns in Public Buildings Bill Passed - House
(70 - 54)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2012 HB 2437 Amends Voting Registration Requirements Bill Passed - House
(81 - 43)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2012 HB 2638 Reduces Unemployment Benefits and Unemployment Insurance Contributions Bill Passed - House
(85 - 39)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2012 HB 2606 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(109 - 14)
Nay
May 13, 2011 HB 2014 2011-2012 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(69 - 55)
Yea
May 13, 2011 HB 2075 Prohibiting Insurance Coverage of Abortion Conference Report Adopted - House
(86 - 30)
Yea
March 31, 2011 SB 36 Licensing of Abortion Clinics Bill Passed - House
(97 - 26)
Yea
March 23, 2011 SB 83 Amends Judicial Appointment Process Bill Passed - House
(66 - 57)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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