Representative Barry J. Hobbins's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Barry J. Hobbins
Current Office: State House - District 133, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State House - District 14
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 10, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Donna; 3 Children: Jonathan, Delia, Liam
Birth Date: 05/17/1951
Birth Place: Biddeford, ME
Home City: Saco, ME
Religion: Catholic
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/17/14 LD 1578 Expands Medicaid Eligibility
Bill Passed - House (94 - 51)
Yea
4/04/14 LD 1838 Establishes The 'Affordable Heating From Maine's Forest Fund'
"Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House (89 - 53)
Yea
3/18/14 LD 1487 Expands Medicaid Eligibility
"Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (97 - 49)
Yea
1/14/14 LD 1254 Requires State Institutions to Purchase Foods Produced in Maine
Veto Override Passed - House (94 - 46)
Yea
6/19/13 LD 1240 Establishes Penalties for Unauthorized Private Gun Sales and Requires Background Checks
Bill Passed - House (78 - 71)
Yea
6/18/13 LD 1540 Authorizes School Assessment System Implementation
Bill Passed - House (80 - 55)
Yea
6/12/13 LD 1066 Expands Medicaid Coverage
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (97 - 51)
Yea
6/11/13 LD 1286 Prohibits the Slaughter of Horses for Human Consumption
"Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (94 - 49)
Yea
5/28/13 LD 468 Prohibits Smoking on College Campuses
Veto Override Failed - House (85 - 54)
Yea
5/22/13 LD 1546 Establishes New Spirits Contract to Repay Hospital Debt, and Expands Medicaid
Bill Passed - House (87 - 56)
Did Not Vote
5/08/13 LD 115 Prohibits the Sale of Gasoline Containing Corn-Based Ethanol
Bill Passed - House (109 - 32)
Yea
4/30/13 LD 134 Reduces Size of State Legislature
"Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House (113 - 30)
Yea
4/30/13 SP 548 Urges Congress to Adopt a Constitutional Amendment Regarding Campaign Finance
Joint Resolution Passed - House (111 - 31)
Did Not Vote
4/30/13 SP 550 Alleges Support For Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Joint Resolution Passed - House (88 - 55)
Yea
4/30/13 SP 550 Alleges Support For Comprehensive Immigration Reform
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
4/23/13 LD 405 Increases the Maximum Vehicle Registration Fee
Bill Passed - House (89 - 57)
Yea
4/02/13 LD 272 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Facilities by Minors
Bill Passed - House (91 - 56)
Yea
3/27/13 LD 611 Increases Minimum Wage
Bill Passed - House (86 - 58)
Yea
2/19/13 LD 576 Prohibits the Public Access of Concealed Handgun Permit Information
Bill Passed - House (129 - 11)
Yea
4/14/12 LD 1913 Worker's Compensation Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
Nay
3/08/12 LD 1774 Campaign Finance Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
Did Not Vote
6/10/11 LD 1376 Repeal Same-Day Voter Registration
Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 14)
Nay
6/08/11 LD 1046 Transgender Discrimination Law Amendments
"Ought to Pass" Report Not Adopted - Senate (11 - 23)
Nay
6/06/11 LD 1463 Penalties for Violent Offenses Against Fetuses
"Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Not Adopted - Senate (15 - 18)
Nay
5/16/11 LD 1333 Health Care Coverage Policy Changes
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
Nay
4/12/10 LD 1826 Bond Authorization
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 5)
Yea
4/07/10 LD 1826 Bond Authorization
Bill Failed - Senate (19 - 16)
Yea
4/06/10 LD 1830 Suspending Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
Yea
4/05/10 LD 1611 State Prison Solitary Confinement Review
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
Yea
3/26/10 LD 1552 Repealing Maine Tree Growth Program Eligibility for Use of "Bonded Laborers"
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 13)
Yea
3/26/10 LD 1706 Requiring Cell Phone Radiation Warning Label
Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 20)
Nay
3/25/10 LD 1826 Bond Authorization
None - House
Co-sponsor
6/11/09 LD 1259 Menu Labeling
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
Yea
6/08/09 LD 1264 Expand and Fund DirigoChoice Health Insurance
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
Yea
6/08/09 LD 1438 Allowing Charter Schools
"Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 14)
Yea
6/05/09 LD 1088 Income and Sales Tax Reform Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 15)
Yea
6/04/09 LD 977 Repealing School District Consolidation
"Ought Not to Pass" Report Rejected - Senate (16 - 19)
Yea
6/03/09 LD 1329 Resort Casino in Oxford County
"Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 7)
Did Not Vote
6/03/09 LD 1357 Relating to Driver's License and Identification Card Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
Yea
6/03/09 LD 1357 Relating to Driver's License and Identification Card Regulations
Veto Override Failed - Senate (7 - 28)
Nay
5/20/09 LD 290 Out-of-State Health Insurance
"Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 16)
Yea
5/06/09 LD 1020 Same Sex Marriage Bill
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
Yea
4/08/09 LD 67 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
Yea
4/15/08 LD 2247 Alcohol and Soda Tax for Health Care Funding
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
Yea
4/10/08 LD 701 Slot Machine Authorization
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Nay
4/07/08 LD 1932 School Consolidation
Veto Override Failed - Senate (12 - 23)
Nay
4/07/08 LD 1932 School Consolidation
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 14)
Nay
3/31/08 LD 2289 2008-2009 Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
Yea
3/27/08 LD 2012 Prohibiting Smoking in Vehicles with Children
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Yea
3/20/08 LD 1932 School Consolidation
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 8)
Yea

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