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Key Votes

Jim Merritt, Jr.'s Voting Records on Issue: Labor Unions

Full Name: James 'Jim' W. Merritt, Jr.
Office: State Senate (IN) - District 31, Republican Majority Caucus Chair
First Elected: 11/06/1990
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State Senate - District 31
Primary May 6, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Kelley; 3 Children: Abby, Jennifer, Will
Birth Date: 07/28/1959
Birth Place: Indianapolis, IN
Home City: Indianapolis, IN
Religion: Presbyterian

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
Feb. 1, 2012 HB 1001 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees to Join a Labor Organization Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 22)
Yea
Jan. 23, 2012 SB 269 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees to Join or Pay Unions Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 22)
Yea
April 19, 2011 SB 575 Collective Bargaining for School Employees Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(30 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2011 SB 575 Collective Bargaining for School Employees Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 19)
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
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

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