Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Yvonne Prettner Solon
Current Office: Lieutenant Governor, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last 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
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
5/17/10 HF 1 2010-2011 Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 14)
Nay
5/12/10 SF 341 Domestic Partner Death Rights
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (41 - 24)
Yea
5/10/10 HF 2037 2010-2011 Budget Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 33)
Yea
5/05/10 HF 2614 Health and Human Services Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 19)
Yea
4/28/10 SF 2716 Charter School Facilities Financing Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 15)
Yea
3/29/10 HF 1671 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (44 - 23)
Nay
3/11/10 HF 2700 Omnibus Bonding and Budget Amendments
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (49 - 17)
Yea
2/25/10 SF 2168 General Assistance Medical Care Program Modifications
Veto Override Passed - Senate (45 - 21)
Yea
2/11/10 SF 2168 General Assistance Medical Care Program Modifications
Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 20)
Yea
2/09/10 SF 2360 Construction Projects Authorizations and Appropriations
Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 14)
Yea
5/18/09 HF 108 Primary Seat Belt Law
Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 19)
Yea
5/18/09 SF 97 Legalizing Medical Marijuana
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 28)
Yea
5/11/09 HF 1362 Health Budget
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (47 - 18)
Yea
5/11/09 SF 1331 Changing Early Voting and Special Election Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 27)
Yea
5/08/09 HF 885 Tax Law Amendments
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (44 - 20)
Yea
5/04/09 SF 2081 2010-2011 Economic Development Budget
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (38 - 28)
Yea
5/04/09 SF 341 Domestic Partner Death Rights
Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 24)
Yea
5/04/09 SF 97 Legalizing Medical Marijuana
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 29)
Yea
4/27/09 Ban on State Funds for Abortions
Amendment Rejected - Senate (26 - 39)
Nay
4/20/09 Permitting Slot Machines at Race Tracks
Amendment Rejected - Senate (25 - 41)
Nay
4/20/09 SF 802 2009-2011 Biennium Public Safety and Corrections Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 31)
Yea
4/17/09 Limit of 3 Percent on Tuition Increases
Amendment Rejected - Senate (32 - 33)
Did Not Vote
4/17/09 SF 2083 2009-2011 Biennium Higher Education Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 23)
Did Not Vote
4/17/09 SF 971 School Anti-Bullying Policy Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 22)
Did Not Vote
4/16/09 Limmer Amdt Homosexuality in Education
Amendment Rejected - Senate (24 - 37)
Nay
4/07/09 SF 1328 2009-2011 Biennium Education Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 29)
Yea
4/06/09 SF 10 Sharing Services For Schools Districts
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 33)
Nay
4/02/09 Ending Prohibition on New Nuclear Power Plants
Amendment Adopted - Senate (42 - 24)
Nay
1/29/09 SF 341 Allowing A Surviving Domestic Partner to Make Post-Death Decisions for a Deceased Partner
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
5/15/08 HF 3195 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap and Trade Program Report
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (41 - 22)
Yea
5/13/08 HF 3807 Real ID Prohibition
Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 16)
Yea
5/13/08 HF 6 2008 Education Budget
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (55 - 10)
Yea
5/13/08 SF 2965 Surrogate Mother Regulations
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (41 - 22)
Yea
5/12/08 HF 3391 Health Care Reform Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (53 - 13)
Yea
5/08/08 SF 875 Minimum Wage Increase
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (40 - 18)
Did Not Vote
5/07/08 HF 3149 Homeowner and Property Tax Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 27)
Yea
5/07/08 SF 3001 Modifying State Education Policies
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (45 - 20)
Yea
4/30/08 HF 3195 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap and Trade Program Report
Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 21)
Yea
4/21/08 HF 1351 Transportation Policy Reform
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 11)
Yea
4/14/08 SF 2822 "Good Faith" Requirement for Insurance Companies
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (47 - 15)
Yea
4/03/08 SF 960 Modification of the Definition of Dependents for Local Government Benefits
Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 22)
Yea
4/02/08 Hann Amnd. Prohibiting Funding for Cities that Prevent Immigration Status Checks
Amendment Rejected - Senate (24 - 33)
Nay
4/02/08 Marty Amnd. Removing Funding for Stadium Study
Amendment Adopted - Senate (41 - 22)
Did Not Vote
3/31/08 SF 3099 Health Improvement Program
Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 23)
Yea
3/27/08 Marty Amnd. Health Improvement Program Amendments
Amendment Rejected - Senate (32 - 33)
Yea
3/19/08 SF 2822 "Good Faith" Requirement for Insurance Companies
Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 15)
Yea
3/18/08 Scheid Amnd. Insurance Payouts Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (37 - 30)
Nay
3/06/08 HF 380 Capital Improvements Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (57 - 9)
Yea
2/28/08 GN Molnau Confirmation of Carol Molnau as Department of Transportation Commissioner
Nomination Rejected - Senate (22 - 44)
Nay
2/25/08 HF 2800 2009-2010 Transportation Budget
Veto Override Passed - Senate (47 - 20)
Yea

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