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Key Votes

Dennis Kruse's Voting Records

Full Name: Dennis K. Kruse
Office: State Senate (IN) - District 14, Republican
First Appointed: 2004
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State Senate - District 14
Primary May 6, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Kay; 4 Children: Matthew, John, Timothy, Daniel
Birth Date: 10/07/1946
Birth Place: Auburn, IN
Home City: Auburn, IN
Religion: Church of God

Indiana Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 13, 2014 HB 1036 Expands Eligibility Requirements for Child Care Providers Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(40 - 6)
Yea
March 13, 2014 HB 1321 Authorizes Certain School Corporations to Establish Innovation Network Schools Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(30 - 18)
Yea
March 13, 2014 HB 1351 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Conference Report Rejected - Senate
(24 - 24)
Yea
March 13, 2014 SB 1 Amends State Business Tax Rates Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(36 - 12)
Yea
March 13, 2014 SB 176 Authorizes Funding for a Mass Transit System Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(32 - 16)
Nay
March 13, 2014 SB 229 Amends Firearm Buy-Back Program Laws Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(38 - 10)
Yea
March 12, 2014 SB 91 Amends Education Standards Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(35 - 13)
Yea
March 6, 2014 SB 50 Prohibits the Use Of Tanning Facilities By Minors Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(26 - 12)
Did Not Vote
March 4, 2014 HB 1036 Expands Eligibility Requirements for Child Care Providers Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 12)
Nay
March 4, 2014 HB 1126 Amends Procedures for Awarding Unpaid Wages Bill Failed - Senate
(23 - 25)
Yea
March 4, 2014 HB 1351 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 14)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2014 HJR 3 Defines Marriage as Between 1 Man and 1 Woman Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(32 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2014 SB 176 Authorizes Funding for a Mass Transit System Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 20)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2014 SB 264 Authorizes Annual Stipends for Certain Teachers Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 14)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2014 SB 292 Expands Requirements for Abortion Providers Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 14)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2014 SB 404 Establishes Regulations for High-Fence Hunting Preserves Bill Failed - Senate
(25 - 23)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2014 SB 91 Amends Education Standards Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 3, 2014 SB 340 Authorizes Certain Customers to Opt Out of Energy Efficiency Programs Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 11)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2014 SB 1 Amends State Business Tax Rates Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 11)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2014 SB 339 Authorizes the Sale of Alcohol at the Indiana State Fair Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 13)
Yea
Jan. 28, 2014 SB 229 Amends Firearm Buy-Back Program Laws Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 21)
Yea
Jan. 23, 2014 SB 113 Requires Cursive Writing to be Taught in School Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 9)
Yea
Jan. 23, 2014 SB 50 Prohibits the Use Of Tanning Facilities By Minors Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 17)
Yea
Jan. 15, 2014 HB 1351 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients House Co-sponsor
Jan. 14, 2014 SB 1 Amends State Business Tax Rates Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 14, 2014 SB 340 Authorizes Certain Customers to Opt Out of Energy Efficiency Programs Senate Sponsor
Jan. 13, 2014 SB 264 Authorizes Annual Stipends for Certain Teachers Senate Sponsor
Jan. 9, 2014 HJR 3 Defines Marriage as Between 1 Man and 1 Woman House Sponsor
Jan. 9, 2014 SB 229 Amends Firearm Buy-Back Program Laws Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 8, 2014 SB 113 Requires Cursive Writing to be Taught in School Senate Sponsor
Jan. 7, 2014 SB 91 Amends Education Standards Senate Sponsor
April 27, 2013 HB 1001 2013-2015 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(39 - 11)
Yea
April 26, 2013 HB 1006 Amends the Criminal Code Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(34 - 15)
Yea
April 26, 2013 HB 1427 Amends Public School Evaluation System Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(34 - 15)
Yea
April 26, 2013 SB 373 Prohibits Unauthorized Entry on Industrial or Agricultural Property Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(29 - 21)
Yea
April 22, 2013 SB 207 Authorizes Certain Undocumented Students to Receive In-State Tuition Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(34 - 15)
Nay
April 22, 2013 SB 224 Establishes the Duties of Constitutional Convention Delegates Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(37 - 11)
Yea
April 22, 2013 SB 225 Establishes Procedures to Appoint Constitutional Convention Delegates Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(37 - 11)
Yea
April 11, 2013 SB 371 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to the Prescription of an Abortion-Inducing Drug Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(35 - 14)
Yea
April 10, 2013 HB 1003 Expands School Scholarship Program Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 23)
Yea
April 10, 2013 HB 1357 Amends Licensing Requirements for Superintendents Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 25)
Yea
April 10, 2013 HB 1483 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 12)
Yea
April 9, 2013 HB 1001 2013-2015 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 12)
Yea
March 26, 2013 HB 1293 Establishes Micro-Distiller Permits Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 9)
Nay
Feb. 26, 2013 SB 207 Authorizes Certain Undocumented Students to Receive In-State Tuition Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 15)
Nay
Feb. 26, 2013 SB 213 Prohibits Localities From Requiring Certain Employment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2013 SB 371 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to the Prescription of an Abortion-Inducing Drug Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 25, 2013 SB 528 Restructures Tax Rates For Casinos Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 18)
Nay
Feb. 19, 2013 SB 91 Establishes Motorsports Investment District Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2013 SJR 7 Guarantees Right to Hunt and Fish Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(38 - 10)
Yea

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