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Key Votes

John Pastor's Voting Records

Full Name: John R. Pastor
Office: Council Member (Livonia, MI) - At-Large, Republican Vice President
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 2006
Next Election: 2008
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Linda; 2 Children: Ryan, Rachel
Birth Date: 02/03/1962
Birth Place: Detroit, MI
Home City: Livonia, MI
Religion: Christian

Michigan Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Dec. 19, 2008 SB 861 Tuition Assistance for Students in High Poverty Areas Bill Passed - House
(61 - 34)
Nay
Dec. 11, 2008 HB 4141 Expanding the Use of School Sinking Funds Bill Passed - House
(71 - 28)
Yea
Dec. 11, 2008 HB 6610 Presidential Election by Popular Vote Bill Passed - House
(65 - 36)
Nay
Dec. 11, 2008 SB 505 Authorizing Judges to Carry Concealed Weapons in Courtrooms Bill Passed - House
(80 - 18)
Yea
Dec. 4, 2008 HB 4090 Expanding Early Voting Bill Passed - House
(58 - 50)
Nay
Dec. 4, 2008 HB 4404 Prohibiting Life Without Parole Sentencing for Juveniles Bill Passed - House
(59 - 47)
Nay
Dec. 4, 2008 HB 4405 Juvenile Parole Eligibility Reform Bill Passed - House
(63 - 43)
Nay
Dec. 4, 2008 HB 5117 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving Bill Passed - House
(68 - 32)
Nay
Dec. 4, 2008 HB 5765 Reducing Pupil Count for First Class School Districts Bill Passed - House
(59 - 42)
Nay
Dec. 4, 2008 HB 6644 Prohibiting Retail Delivery of Alcohol Bill Passed - House
(97 - 9)
Yea
Sept. 18, 2008 HB 5524 Energy Utility Regulations Conference Report Adopted - House
(78 - 29)
Yea
Sept. 18, 2008 SB 213 Renewable Electricity Standards Conference Report Adopted - House
(83 - 24)
Yea
June 28, 2008 SB 1094 2008-2009 Department of Community Health Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - House
(75 - 30)
Nay
June 5, 2008 SB 1094 2008-2009 Department of Community Health Budget Bill Passed - House
(60 - 47)
Nay
June 4, 2008 HB 5068 Great Lakes Water Management Bill Passed - House
(56 - 52)
Nay
May 28, 2008 HB 5074 Ban Smoking in Places of Employment and Public Places with Exceptions for Casinos, Cigar Bars, and Specialty Tobacco Stores Bill Passed - House
(65 - 39)
Nay
May 27, 2008 Meadows Amdt: Access to Contraceptives Amendment Rejected - House
(41 - 66)
Nay
May 27, 2008 Byrnes Amdt: Late-Term/Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Exception For Rape And Incest Amendment Rejected - House
(41 - 66)
Nay
May 27, 2008 Bauer Amdt: Late-Term/Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Exception For A Woman's Health Amendment Rejected - House
(40 - 67)
Did Not Vote
May 27, 2008 HB 6048 Emergency Contraception for Victims of Sexual Assault Bill Passed - House
(57 - 51)
Nay
May 27, 2008 SB 776 Late-Term/Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Bill Passed - House
(74 - 32)
Yea
April 23, 2008 HB 5221 Capital Outlay Project Bill Passed - House
(59 - 45)
Nay
April 17, 2008 HB 5524 Energy Utility Regulations Bill Passed - House
(78 - 30)
Yea
April 17, 2008 HB 5525 Energy Efficiency Program Bill Passed - House
(81 - 18)
Yea
April 17, 2008 HB 5548 Renewable Energy Portfolios Bill Passed - House
(86 - 21)
Yea
April 17, 2008 HB 5549 Renewable Energy Portfolio Exemptions Bill Passed - House
(84 - 21)
Yea
April 8, 2008 SB 120 Issuing Food Stamps Twice Monthly Bill Passed - House
(87 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 21, 2008 HB 4675 Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association Open Meetings and Public Access Requirements Bill Passed - House
(66 - 38)
Nay
Feb. 19, 2008 HB 4092 DNA Testing for Violent Felonies Bill Passed - House
(104 - 4)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2008 HB 4505 Changes to Driver's License Eligibility Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(99 - 5)
Yea
Feb. 12, 2008 HB 5322 HPV Information for Schools Bill Passed - House
(90 - 17)
Nay
Feb. 12, 2008 SB 415 HPV Information for Schools Bill Passed - House
(94 - 12)
Nay
Dec. 13, 2007 HB 5375 Promise Zones Bill Passed - House
(71 - 34)
Nay
Dec. 13, 2007 S Sub for Sub HB 4869 Extending Boxing Regulation to Mixed Martial Arts Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(94 - 13)
Yea
Dec. 5, 2007 HB 4163 Workplace Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House
(56 - 46)
Nay
Dec. 1, 2007 HB 5408 Michigan Business Tax Surcharge Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(66 - 42)
Nay
Nov. 8, 2007 HB 5408 Michigan Business Tax Surcharge Bill Passed - House
(58 - 48)
Nay
Oct. 31, 2007 H Sub for Sub SB 240 2007-2008 Transportation Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(88 - 21)
Nay
Oct. 31, 2007 SB 229 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(83 - 25)
Nay
Oct. 31, 2007 SB 232 2007-2008 Department of Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(59 - 50)
Nay
Oct. 30, 2007 H Sub for Sub SB 222 2007-2008 Department of Agriculture Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(105 - 4)
Nay
Oct. 30, 2007 SB 233 2007-2008 State Judiciary Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(102 - 7)
Nay
Oct. 30, 2007 S Sub for Sub HB 4346 2007-2008 Department of Education Funding Conference Report Adopted - House
(93 - 16)
Yea
Oct. 30, 2007 S Sub for Sub HB 4359 2007-2008 Public School Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(104 - 5)
Yea
Oct. 29, 2007 H Sub for Sub SB 234 2007-2008 Department of Labor and Economic Growth Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(82 - 27)
Nay
Oct. 29, 2007 H Sub for Sub SB 235 2007-2008 Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(101 - 8)
Yea
Oct. 29, 2007 SB 231 2007-2008 Department of Art, History, and Library Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(102 - 7)
Yea
Oct. 29, 2007 SB 238 2007-2008 Department of State Police Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(95 - 14)
Yea
Oct. 29, 2007 S Sub for Sub HB 4344 2007-2008 Department of Community Health Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(81 - 28)
Nay
Oct. 29, 2007 S Sub for Sub HB 4348 2007-2008 Department of Corrections Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(64 - 45)
Nay
More information may be found on Livonia's Web site.

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