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Key Votes

Sheldon Silver's Selected Sponsorships

Full Name: Sheldon Silver
Office: State Assembly (NY) - District 65, Democratic, Liberal Speaker
First Elected: 11/02/1976
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Rosa; 4 Children: Edward, Janine, Michelle, Esther
Birth Date: 02/13/1944
Birth Place: New York City, NY
Home City: New York City, NY
Religion: Jewish

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 17, 2014 A 10144 Reduces New York City Speed Limit House Co-sponsor
March 30, 2014 A 9206 Establishes Speed Violation Monitoring Systems in Certain Counties House Sponsor
June 17, 2013 A 8070 Requires Equal Pay House Co-sponsor
Feb. 26, 2013 A 5424 Establishes a Two-Year Moratorium on Hydraulic Fracturing House Co-sponsor
Feb. 26, 2013 A 5424B Prohibits Hydraulic Fracturing for 3 Years House Co-sponsor
Jan. 16, 2013 A 2597A Establishes the New York DREAM Fund Commission House Co-sponsor
Jan. 9, 2013 A 1792 Establishes a "Farm Worker Bill of Rights" House Co-sponsor
Jan. 9, 2013 A 38 Increases Minimum Wage House Co-sponsor
Jan. 9, 2013 A 689A Establishes Early Voting House Sponsor
Jan. 30, 2012 A 9148 Increases Minimum Wage House Co-sponsor
June 23, 2011 A 8514 Health Benefit Exchange Act House Co-sponsor
June 15, 2011 A 8446 Extension of Rent Control Laws House Co-sponsor
June 14, 2011 A 8354 Marriage Equality Enactment House Co-sponsor
March 24, 2011 A 6698A Freelance Wage Protection House Sponsor
Feb. 4, 2011 A 4578 Authorizing an Intercity Bus Permit System House Sponsor
Jan. 19, 2011 A 2674 Rent Regulation House Co-sponsor
June 10, 2010 A 11410 Emergency Housing Rent Control Extension House Co-sponsor
May 28, 2010 A 11310 Education Law Amendments Concerning Charter Schools House Co-sponsor
March 24, 2010 E 1153 2010-2011 Executive Budget Proposals House Sponsor
Jan. 13, 2010 A 9544 Election and Campaign Finance Ethics Amendments House Sponsor
Dec. 1, 2009 A 40003 Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Senate Co-sponsor
June 14, 2009 A 8903-A Extending City Board Jurisdiction Over New York City Schools House Sponsor
May 21, 2009 A 8501 Government Consolidation Bill House Sponsor
May 6, 2009 A 8180 Supplemental Fees and Taxes for MTA House Sponsor
April 22, 2009 A 7732 Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage House Co-sponsor
Jan. 14, 2009 A 2005 Expanding Rent Control Coverage House Co-sponsor
Jan. 9, 2009 A 1688 Expanding Local Control Over Rent Laws House Co-sponsor
Aug. 16, 2008 A 11838 None House Co-sponsor
Feb. 27, 2008 A 10083 Foreclosure Assistance Finance House Sponsor
Jan. 16, 2008 A 9695 Foreclosure Relief House Co-sponsor
May 3, 2005 A 8098 Drug Law Reform and Drug Treatment House Co-sponsor

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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