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Key Votes

Paul Stam, Jr.'s Voting Records on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Full Name: Paul 'Skip' B. Stam, Jr.
Office: State House (NC) - District 37, Republican Speaker Pro Tempore
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 37
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Dottie; 2 Children: Nathan, Jana
Birth Date: 09/05/1950
Birth Place: Princeton, NJ
Home City: Apex, NC
Religion: Christian (Baptist)

North Carolina Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 8, 2010 HB 1726 Child Care Nutrition and Activity Standards Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(99 - 8)
Yea
June 28, 2010 HB 1726 Child Care Nutrition and Activity Standards Bill Passed - House
(67 - 46)
Nay
June 23, 2009 SB 526 Prevention of Bullying and Violence in Schools Bill Passed - House
(58 - 57)
Nay
April 16, 2009 HB 88 Parental Choice Between Abstinence-Only or Comprehensive Sex Education Bill Passed - House
(62 - 52)
Nay
June 4, 2007 CS HB 1473 2007-2008 Operating Budget Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - House
(68 - 47)
Nay
July 20, 2006 HB 2699 Early Childhood Vision Care Program Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(88 - 15)
Yea
July 12, 2006 SB 1289 Cell Phone Use by Drivers Under 18 Prohibited Bill Passed - House
(89 - 22)
Nay

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  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

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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