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James Seward's Voting Records on Issue: Crime

Office: State Senate (NY) - District 51, Republican, Conservative, Independence Assistant Majority Leader

New York Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 30, 2014 A 9206 Authorizes Traffic Cameras on Long Island Bill Passed - Senate
(49 - 11)
Yea
March 14, 2012 S 6733 Expands DNA Database to Include Misdemeanors Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 0)
Yea
Jan. 31, 2012 S 5560-A Requires DNA Testing of All Persons Convicted of Certain Crimes Bill Passed - Senate
(49 - 10)
Yea
June 15, 2010 S 5620 Reducing Drug Penalties for Offenders with Hypodermic Syringes Bill Passed - Senate
(43 - 18)
Yea
June 12, 2008 S 2375 DNA Database Expansion Bill Passed - Senate
(51 - 9)
Yea
May 14, 2007 S 319 Death Penalty For Certain Murders Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 24)
Yea
March 5, 2007 S 3318 Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act Bill Passed - Senate
(53 - 8)
Yea
June 21, 2006 S 8446 DNA Database Expansion Bill Passed - Senate
(56 - 2)
Yea
June 13, 2006 S 6771 Death Penalty and Life Imprisonment Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 23)
Yea

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