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Key Votes

Jerry Ellis' Voting Records on Issue: Abortion and Reproductive

Full Name: Jerry Ellis
Office: State Senate (OK) - District 5, Democratic Assistant Minority Leader
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Cynthia; 1 Child: Tom.
Birth Date: 12/11/1946
Birth Place: Hugo, OK
Home City: Valliant, OK
Religion: United Methodist

Oklahoma Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 5, 2014 SB 1219 Prohibits Minors from Purchasing Certain Emergency Contraceptives Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 11)
Nay
Feb. 15, 2012 SB 1433 Defines life as beginning at conception Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 8)
Yea
May 25, 2010 HB 3284 Requiring Women Seeking Abortions to Answer Questionnaire Veto Override Passed - Senate
(33 - 15)
Yea
April 27, 2010 HB 2656 Abortion Regulation Modifications Veto Override Passed - Senate
(36 - 12)
Yea
April 2, 2008 SB 1878 Abortion Regulations Bill Passed - House
(80 - 12)
Yea
March 12, 2008 HB 2628 Parental Consent for Sex Education Bill Failed - House
(50 - 51)
Nay
March 11, 2008 HB 3144 Ultrasound Requirement for Abortions Bill Passed - House
(88 - 11)
Yea

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