Senator James 'Jim' W. Merritt, Jr.'s Voting Records

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

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/07/15 HB 1432 Establishes E-Liquid Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 15)
Yea
4/02/15 SB 50 Specifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act Does Not Authorize Discrimination
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 16)
Yea
3/24/15 SB 101 Prohibits the Government from Burdening the Exercise of Religion
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (40 - 10)
Yea
2/24/15 SB 101 Prohibits the Government from Burdening the Exercise of Religion
Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 10)
Yea
2/24/15 SB 334 Prohibits Abortion Based on Sex or Genetic Disability
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 15)
Yea
2/24/15 SJR 12 Authorizes the Use of Diverse Farming and Ranching Practices
Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (22 - 28)
Yea
2/03/15 SB 127 Authorizes Religious Organizations to Hire Based on Religion
Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 11)
Yea
3/13/14 HB 1036 Expands Voucher Eligibility Requirements for Child Care Providers
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (40 - 6)
Yea
3/13/14 HB 1321 Authorizes Certain School Corporations to Establish Innovation Network Schools
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 18)
Yea
3/13/14 HB 1351 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients
Conference Report Rejected - Senate (24 - 24)
Yea
3/13/14 SB 1 Amends State Business Tax Rates
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 12)
Yea
3/13/14 SB 176 Authorizes Funding for a Mass Transit System
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 16)
Yea
3/13/14 SB 229 Authorizes the Concealed Possession of Firearms on School Property
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (38 - 10)
Yea
3/12/14 SB 91 Repeals Common Core Standards
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 13)
Yea
3/06/14 SB 50 Prohibits the Use Of Tanning Facilities By Minors
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
Yea
3/04/14 HB 1036 Expands Voucher Eligibility Requirements for Child Care Providers
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 12)
Yea
3/04/14 HB 1126 Amends Procedures for Awarding Unpaid Wages
Bill Failed - Senate (23 - 25)
Yea
3/04/14 HB 1351 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 14)
Yea
2/17/14 HJR 3 Defines Marriage as Between 1 Man and 1 Woman
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
Yea
2/04/14 SB 176 Authorizes Funding for a Mass Transit System
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 20)
Yea
2/04/14 SB 264 Authorizes Annual Stipends for Certain Teachers
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 14)
Yea
2/04/14 SB 292 Expands Requirements for Abortion Providers
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 14)
Yea
2/04/14 SB 404 Establishes Regulations for High-Fence Hunting Preserves
Bill Failed - Senate (25 - 23)
Nay
2/04/14 SB 91 Repeals Common Core Standards
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 12)
Yea
2/03/14 SB 340 Amends Customer Participation Requirements in Certain Energy Efficiency Programs
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 11)
Yea
1/30/14 SB 1 Amends State Business Tax Rates
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 11)
Yea
1/30/14 SB 339 Authorizes the Sale of Alcohol at the Indiana State Fair
Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 13)
Yea
1/28/14 SB 229 Amends Firearm Buy-Back Program Laws
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
Yea
1/23/14 SB 113 Requires Cursive Writing to be Taught in School
Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 9)
Yea
1/23/14 SB 50 Prohibits the Use Of Tanning Facilities By Minors
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
Yea
1/14/14 SB 339 Authorizes the Sale of Alcohol at the Indiana State Fair
None - Senate
Sponsor
1/14/14 SB 340 Amends Customer Participation Requirements in Certain Energy Efficiency Programs
None - Senate
Sponsor
1/08/14 SB 176 Authorizes Funding for a Mass Transit System
None - Senate
Sponsor
4/27/13 HB 1001 2013-2015 Biennium Budget
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (39 - 11)
Yea
4/26/13 HB 1006 Amends the Criminal Code
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 15)
Yea
4/26/13 HB 1427 Amends Public School Evaluation System
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 15)
Yea
4/26/13 SB 373 Prohibits Unauthorized Entry on Industrial or Agricultural Property
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 21)
Yea
4/22/13 SB 207 Authorizes Certain Undocumented Students to Receive In-State Tuition
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (34 - 15)
Yea
4/22/13 SB 224 Establishes the Duties of Constitutional Convention Delegates
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 11)
Yea
4/22/13 SB 225 Establishes Procedures to Appoint Constitutional Convention Delegates
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 11)
Yea
4/11/13 SB 371 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to the Prescription of an Abortion-Inducing Drug
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 14)
Yea
4/10/13 HB 1003 Expands School Scholarship Program
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 23)
Yea
4/10/13 HB 1357 Amends Licensing Requirements for Superintendents
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 25)
Yea
4/10/13 HB 1483 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients
Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 12)
Yea
4/09/13 HB 1001 2013-2015 Biennium Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 12)
Yea
3/26/13 HB 1293 Establishes Micro-Distiller Permits
Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 9)
Yea
2/26/13 SB 207 Authorizes Certain Undocumented Students to Receive In-State Tuition
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 15)
Yea
2/26/13 SB 213 Prohibits Localities From Requiring Certain Employment Benefits
Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 12)
Yea
2/26/13 SB 371 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to the Prescription of an Abortion-Inducing Drug
Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 16)
Yea
2/25/13 SB 528 Restructures Tax Rates For Casinos
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 18)
Yea

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