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Jim Merritt, Jr.'s Voting Records on Issue: Business and Consumers

Office: State Senate (IN) - District 31, Republican Majority Caucus Chair
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State Senate - District 31

Indiana Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 13, 2014 HB 1321 Authorizes Certain School Corporations to Establish Innovation Network Schools Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(30 - 18)
Yea
March 12, 2014 SB 91 Amends Education Standards Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(35 - 13)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2014 SB 404 Establishes Regulations for High-Fence Hunting Preserves Bill Failed - Senate
(25 - 23)
Nay
Feb. 4, 2014 SB 91 Amends Education Standards Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 3, 2014 SB 340 Amends Customer Participation Requirements in Certain Energy Efficiency Programs Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 11)
Yea
Jan. 14, 2014 SB 340 Amends Customer Participation Requirements in Certain Energy Efficiency Programs Senate Sponsor
March 26, 2013 HB 1293 Establishes Micro-Distiller Permits Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 9)
Yea
March 9, 2012 HB 1149 Prohibits Smoking in Public Places Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(28 - 22)
Yea
Feb. 29, 2012 HB 1149 Prohibits Smoking in Public Places Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 21)
Yea
Jan. 23, 2012 SB 170 Nepotism and Conflicts of Interest in Local Government Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 11)
Yea
Jan. 23, 2012 SB 269 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees to Join or Pay Unions Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 22)
Yea
March 4, 2010 HB 1065 Authorizing Firearms at Workplace Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(41 - 9)
Yea
March 1, 2010 SB 75 Legalizing Alcohol Sales on Election Day Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(28 - 17)
Yea
Jan. 12, 2010 SB 23 Unemployment Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 17)
Yea
March 24, 2009 HB 1379 Unemployment Benefit Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 20)
Yea
March 14, 2008 HB 1001 Property Tax Reduction Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(41 - 6)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2008 HB 1001 Property Tax Reduction Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 14)
Yea
Jan. 29, 2008 SB 143 Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 13)
Yea
Jan. 29, 2008 SB 335 Immigration Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 11)
Yea
April 29, 2007 HB 1678 Employer Health Insurance Plans Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(37 - 13)
Yea
April 29, 2007 HB 1835 Slot Machines at Race Tracks Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(33 - 17)
Yea
April 11, 2007 HB 1510 Charity Gambling and Illegal Gambling Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 11)
Yea
March 29, 2007 HB 1835 Slot Machines at Race Tracks Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 21)
Nay
Feb. 27, 2007 SB 577 State Lottery Privatization Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 20)
Yea
March 14, 2006 HB 1008 Indiana Toll Road Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(31 - 19)
Yea
March 14, 2006 HB 1099 Fireworks Sales, Regulations, Discharge, Public Safety Fees, and Injuries Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(34 - 16)
Yea
March 2, 2006 HB 1099 Fireworks Sales, Regulations, Discharge, Public Safety Fees, and Injuries Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 18)
Yea

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