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Jerry Ellis' Voting Records on Issue: Education

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

Oklahoma Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 29, 2009 SB 834 Increased Local School Board Control Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(25 - 22)
Nay
March 10, 2009 SB 834 Increased Local School Board Control Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 21)
Nay
March 4, 2009 SB 748 Independent Performance Audit of State Department of Education Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 20)
Nay
May 12, 2008 HB 2633 Religious Expression at Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(70 - 28)
Nay
March 12, 2008 HB 2628 Parental Consent for Sex Education Bill Failed - House
(50 - 51)
Nay
April 5, 2006 SB 1792 Achieving Classroom Excellence Steering Committee Bill Passed - House
(54 - 42)
Nay
March 14, 2006 HB 2540 Alternative Teacher Certification Bill Passed - House
(51 - 46)
Nay
March 14, 2006 HCS HB 2608 End-of-Instruction Tests Bill Passed - House
(54 - 43)
Nay
March 14, 2006 HCS HB 3119 Voter ID, Repealing Tuition Assistance, and Reporting of Illegal Immigrants Bill Passed - House
(63 - 24)
Yea
March 7, 2006 HCS HB 2138 Release From School to Attend Religious Instruction Bill Passed - House
(70 - 25)
Yea
March 2, 2006 HB 2107 Science Instruction Bill Passed - House
(77 - 10)
Yea

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