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Jim Merritt, Jr.'s Voting Records on Issue: Federal, State and Local Relations

Office: State Senate (IN) - District 31, Republican Majority Caucus Chair

Indiana Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 13, 2014 SB 176 Authorizes Funding for a Mass Transit System Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(32 - 16)
March 13, 2014 SB 229 Authorizes the Concealed Possession of Firearms on School Property Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(38 - 10)
Feb. 4, 2014 SB 176 Authorizes Funding for a Mass Transit System Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 20)
Jan. 28, 2014 SB 229 Amends Firearm Buy-Back Program Laws Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 21)
Jan. 8, 2014 SB 176 Authorizes Funding for a Mass Transit System Senate Sponsor
Feb. 26, 2013 SB 213 Prohibits Localities From Requiring Certain Employment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 12)
April 15, 2009 HB 1604 Authorizing Local Tax Increases to Fund Sports and Convention Facilities Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 17)
Feb. 24, 2009 SB 512 Eliminating Township Boards in Counties Without a Consolidated City Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 22)
Feb. 25, 2008 Amnd. 17 Elimination of Township Assessors Amendment Rejected - Senate
(23 - 23)
Feb. 25, 2008 Amnd. 19 Referendum on Township Assessors Amendment Rejected - Senate
(24 - 20)
Jan. 29, 2008 SB 16 Change in Township Assessment Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 18)

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