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Key Votes

Anthony Sykes' Voting Records on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Anthony Sykes
Office: State Senate (OK) - District 24, Republican
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State Senate - District 24
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 24, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Holley; 2 Children: Alex, Addie
Birth Date: 11/19/1972
Home City: Moore, OK
Religion: Baptist

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
Feb. 1, 2010 HJR 1054 Health insurance: not compulsory, prohibits fines, authorizes employment of legal counsel House Co-sponsor
Feb. 1, 2010 HJR 1056 Prohibits Use of International and Sharia Law in State Courts Senate Sponsor
Feb. 1, 2010 SB 1891 Allowing Health Services Employees to Refuse Participation in Abortion and Other Procedures Senate Sponsor
March 10, 2009 SB 4 Voter Identification Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 21)
Yea
May 6, 2008 SB 1150 Voter Identification Requirement Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate
(24 - 23)
Yea

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