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Key Votes

Prettner Solon's Voting Records on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Yvonne Prettner Solon
Office: Lieutenant Governor (MN), Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Widowed; 2 Children: Shelley, Matt
Birth Date: 02/03/1946
Birth Place: Minneapolis, MN
Home City: Duluth, MN
Religion: Greek Orthodox

Minnesota Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 4, 2009 SF 2081 2010-2011 Economic Development Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(38 - 28)
Yea
April 20, 2009 Permitting Slot Machines at Race Tracks Amendment Rejected - Senate
(25 - 41)
Nay
April 17, 2009 SF 2083 2009-2011 Biennium Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(41 - 23)
Did Not Vote
April 6, 2009 SF 10 Sharing Services For Schools Districts Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 33)
Nay
May 8, 2008 SF 875 Minimum Wage Increase Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(40 - 18)
Did Not Vote
April 14, 2008 SF 2822 "Good Faith" Requirement for Insurance Companies Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(47 - 15)
Yea
March 31, 2008 SF 3099 Health Improvement Program Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 23)
Yea
March 27, 2008 Marty Amnd. Health Improvement Program Amendments Amendment Rejected - Senate
(32 - 33)
Yea
March 19, 2008 SF 2822 "Good Faith" Requirement for Insurance Companies Bill Passed - Senate
(50 - 15)
Yea
March 18, 2008 Scheid Amnd. Insurance Payouts Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(37 - 30)
Nay
May 19, 2007 HF 464 School District Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - Senate
(49 - 16)
Yea
May 11, 2007 SF 238 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(43 - 21)
Yea
April 23, 2007 SF 875 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - Senate
(40 - 23)
Did Not Vote
March 28, 2007 SF 276 School District Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - Senate
(42 - 23)
Yea
March 27, 2007 SF 238 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(41 - 24)
Yea
Feb. 19, 2007 SF 372 Legalization of Ticket Scalping Bill Passed - Senate
(48 - 15)
Yea

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

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