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Key Votes

Jesse White's Voting Records on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Jesse J. White
Office: State House (PA) - District 46, Democratic
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State House - District 46
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 06/24/1978
Birth Place: Washington County, PA
Home City: Cecil Township, PA
Religion: Catholic

Pennsylvania Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 13, 2012 HB 2400 Expands Wiretapping Authority Bill Passed - House
(145 - 52)
Yea
March 14, 2012 HB 934 Amends Voter Identification Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(104 - 88)
Nay
June 23, 2011 HB 934 Amends Voter Identification Laws Bill Passed - House
(108 - 88)
Nay
Nov. 15, 2010 HB 1926 Amending Self-Protection Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(161 - 35)
Yea
Oct. 5, 2010 HB 40 Self Defense Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(159 - 38)
Yea
April 22, 2009 A771 Requiring Hands Free Devices for Cell Phones in Cars Amendment Rejected - House
(95 - 100)
Yea
June 25, 2008 A 7738 Real ID Biometric Data Bill Failed - House
(92 - 108)
Nay
June 4, 2008 SB 246 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - House
(163 - 38)
Yea
July 16, 2007 SB 246 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House
(141 - 62)
Nay

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