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Jerry Ellis' Voting Records on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: State Senate (OK) - District 5, Democratic Assistant Minority Leader

Oklahoma Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 15, 2012 SB 1433 Defines life as beginning at conception Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 8)
Yea
May 24, 2010 HJR 1056 Prohibits Use of International and Sharia Law in State Courts Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(41 - 2)
Yea
May 21, 2010 HJR 1054 Prohibiting Federal Health Care Mandates Veto Override Failed - Senate
(29 - 16)
Yea
March 10, 2010 SB 1891 Allowing Health Services Employees to Refuse Participation in Abortion and Other Procedures Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 11)
Yea
March 10, 2009 SB 4 Voter Identification Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 21)
Nay
May 12, 2008 HB 2633 Religious Expression at Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(70 - 28)
Nay
April 2, 2008 SB 1878 Abortion Regulations Bill Passed - House
(80 - 12)
Yea
March 10, 2008 HB 2956 Voter Identification Requirements Bill Passed - House
(55 - 42)
Nay
May 1, 2007 SCS HB 1804 Immigration Reform Bill Passed - House
(84 - 14)
Yea
March 7, 2007 HCS HB 1734 Photo Identification Voting Requirement Bill Passed - House
(58 - 38)
Nay
May 26, 2006 SB 1807 Prohibiting Death Sentence For Mentally Retarded Defendant Conference Report Adopted - House
(91 - 5)
Yea
April 17, 2006 HCS SB 806 Tattoo Legalization and Changing Body Piercing Regulations Bill Passed - House
(70 - 28)
Yea
March 7, 2006 HCS HB 2138 Release From School to Attend Religious Instruction Bill Passed - House
(70 - 25)
Yea

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