Harry E. Coates, Jr.'s Voting Records

Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
5/23/14 HB 3399 Repeals Common Core Standards
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (31 - 10)
Did Not Vote
5/23/14 HJR 1033 Authorizes Bonds for Capitol Repairs
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 8)
Did Not Vote
5/23/14 HJR 1092 Authorizes School Districts To Issue Bonds For Improvements in Building Safety
Conference Report Rejected - Senate (16 - 25)
Did Not Vote
5/22/14 HB 2562 Restructures the Tax Rate for Oil and Gas Production
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 14)
Did Not Vote
5/22/14 SB 1848 Amends Standards for Abortion Facilities
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 9)
Did Not Vote
5/21/14 HB 2630 Amends State Employee Retirement Plans
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 11)
Did Not Vote
5/20/14 SB 2127 2014-2015 Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 9)
Did Not Vote
4/22/14 HB 2508 Reduces Individual and Corporate Income Taxes
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
Nay
4/15/14 HB 2684 Limits the Use of Certain Abortion-Inducing Drugs to FDA Approved Protocol
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 5)
Did Not Vote
4/01/14 HB 3399 Repeals Common Core Standards
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 10)
Yea
3/27/14 HB 2580 Extends Film Industry Tax Credit Program
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 11)
Did Not Vote
3/13/14 SB 1495 Establishes a Pilot Managed Care System under Medicaid
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 21)
Did Not Vote
3/12/14 SB 1440 Prohibits Development of Certain Wind Energy Facilities
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 8)
Did Not Vote
3/12/14 SB 1848 Amends Standards for Abortion Facilities
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 8)
Nay
3/10/14 SB 1023 Prohibits Any Municipality from Establishing a Minimum Wage
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 9)
Yea
3/05/14 SB 1219 Prohibits Minors from Purchasing Certain Emergency Contraceptives
Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 11)
Did Not Vote
3/04/14 SB 1651 Appropriates Funds for the Native American Cultural Center
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
Yea
2/27/14 SB 1246 Amends State Income Tax Rates
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 10)
Nay
2/20/14 SB 2044 Authorizes Bonds for Capitol Repairs
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 11)
Yea
2/03/14 SB 2044 Authorizes Bonds for Capitol Repairs
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
5/15/13 SB 550 Repeals the Retail Sales Price Requirement
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 16)
Did Not Vote
5/14/13 HB 2301 2014-2015 Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 20)
Yea
5/06/13 SB 652 Increases Driver's License Fees
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 15)
Did Not Vote
4/30/13 SB 1062 Amends State Worker's Compensation
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 12)
Nay
4/24/13 HB 2032 Reduces Certain Income Tax Rates
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 14)
Did Not Vote
4/23/13 HB 1658 Amends Public School Grading System
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 13)
Nay
4/16/13 HB 2015 Expands Information Collected from Abortion Patients
Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 7)
Did Not Vote
3/26/13 HB 1999 Authorizes the Slaughter of Horses
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 14)
Yea
3/11/13 SB 585 Reduces Personal Income Tax
Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 13)
Nay
3/06/13 SB 1001 Authorizes Parents to Petition for Certain School Actions
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 12)
Did Not Vote
3/06/13 SB 802 Prohibits the Sale of Electric Cigarettes to Minors
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 15)
Did Not Vote
2/27/13 SB 1062 Amends State Worker's Compensation
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 12)
Nay
2/20/13 SB 375 Authorizes the International Sale of Horse Meat for Human Consumption
Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 6)
Yea
5/22/12 SB 1975 2012-2013 Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 15)
Did Not Vote
5/10/12 SB 1733 Authorizes Open Carry of Firearms
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 10)
Yea
4/25/12 HB 3061 Reduces Income Tax Rates
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 16)
Nay
4/18/12 HB 2155 Authorizes an Alternative Plan to the Worker's Compensation Program
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 17)
Nay
3/12/12 SB 1571 Repeals State Income Tax
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
Nay
3/06/12 SB 1274 Requires physicians inform abortion patients of fetal heartbeat
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 8)
Did Not Vote
2/15/12 SB 1433 Defines life as beginning at conception
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 8)
Did Not Vote
5/16/11 HB 2145 State House Redistricting
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (43 - 4)
Yea
5/03/11 HB 1527 Congressional Redistricting
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 5)
Yea
4/19/11 HB 1593 Repealing Collective Bargaining Requirement for Cities
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
Nay
4/12/11 S Amdt 1 Removes Provision Authorizing Legislators to Carry Firearms
Amendment Adopted - Senate (29 - 19)
Nay
4/05/11 HB 1888 Abortion Restrictions
Motion Agreed - Senate (25 - 20)
Nay
3/14/11 SB 91 Proof of Presidential Candidates' Citizenship
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 10)
Yea
2/23/11 SB 863 Compensation for Non-Economic Damages
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 18)
Nay
2/21/11 SB 435 Modifying Board of Education Membership
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 16)
Nay
5/25/10 HB 3284 Requiring Women Seeking Abortions to Answer Questionnaire
Veto Override Passed - Senate (33 - 15)
Did Not Vote
5/24/10 HJR 1056 Prohibits Use of International and Sharia Law in State Courts
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (41 - 2)
Yea

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