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Key Votes

Grace Diaz's Voting Records

Full Name: Grace Diaz
Office: State House (RI) - District 11, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State House - District 11
Primary Sept. 9, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: 5 Children: Maria, Gisselle, Ruben, Felix, Cristian
Birth Date: 02/21/1957
Birth Place: Dominican Republic
Home City: Providence, RI

Rhode Island Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 17, 2014 S 2690A Establishes Solar Energy Program Bill Passed - House
(63 - 7)
Yea
May 27, 2014 H 7096A Reduces the Frequency of Teacher Evaluations Bill Passed - House
(69 - 3)
Yea
May 9, 2013 H 5140 Classifies a Seat Belt Violation as a Primary Offense Bill Passed - House
(53 - 17)
Yea
May 2, 2013 H 5015 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(56 - 15)
Yea
Jan. 24, 2013 H 5015 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House
(51 - 19)
Yea
June 12, 2012 S 2052 Homeless Bill of Rights Bill Passed - House
(59 - 6)
Yea
June 11, 2012 H 7782 Regulates Auto Insurance Company Claims and Practices Bill Passed - House
(38 - 20)
Yea
June 11, 2012 H 7909 Requires State Health Laws to Comply with the Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House
(56 - 9)
Did Not Vote
June 11, 2012 S 2374 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House
(60 - 8)
Did Not Vote
June 8, 2012 H 7323 2012-2013 Budget Bill Passed - House
(57 - 15)
Yea
June 5, 2012 H 7092 Decriminalizes Small Amounts of Marijuana Bill Passed - House
(50 - 24)
Yea
May 16, 2012 H 7888 A Authorizes Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Bill Passed - House
(64 - 7)
Yea
March 6, 2012 H 7888 A Authorizes Medical Marijuana Dispensaries House Sponsor
Feb. 1, 2012 S 2178 State Senate, State House, and Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(56 - 12)
Yea
Nov. 17, 2011 H 6319 Amending the Pension System Bill Passed - House
(57 - 15)
Did Not Vote
June 30, 2011 S 400 Voter Identification Requirements Bill Passed - House
(51 - 22)
Nay
May 19, 2011 H 6103 Authorizes Civil Unions Bill Passed - House
(62 - 11)
Yea
June 10, 2010 H 8094 Education Funding Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(46 - 10)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 29, 2009 HB 5044 Prostitution Ban Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(46 - 9)
Yea
June 26, 2009 S 286 Relating to Video Lottery Terminals Bill Passed - House
(63 - 9)
Yea
June 24, 2009 H 5983 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - House
(69 - 5)
Yea
June 18, 2009 H 5569 National Popular Vote Act Bill Failed - House
(28 - 45)
Nay
June 9, 2009 H 6088 Limiting Alcohol Sales Bill Passed - House
(35 - 33)
Yea
June 4, 2009 H 5336 Coastal Resources Management Council Bill Passed - House
(60 - 8)
Yea
May 28, 2009 H 5097 Requiring Voters to Present ID at Polls Bill Passed - House
(48 - 24)
Nay
May 20, 2009 H 5359 Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House
(63 - 5)
Yea
May 19, 2009 H 5769 Boxing Rule Changes Bill Passed - House
(53 - 13)
Yea
May 12, 2009 H 5143 E-Verify Bill Bill Passed - House
(38 - 33)
Nay
April 1, 2009 H 5019 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House
(58 - 16)
Nay
March 10, 2009 H 5005 Voter Pre-Registration Bill Passed - House
(56 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2009 H 5359 Medical Marijuana House Sponsor
June 20, 2008 S 2706 Red Light Cameras Bill Passed - House
(44 - 12)
Did Not Vote
June 19, 2008 S 2112 National Popular Vote Bill Passed - House
(34 - 28)
Yea
June 12, 2008 H 7222 page 5, re: Sec. 3-8-9: Transportation of Alcohol by Minors Bill Passed - House
(52 - 14)
Did Not Vote
June 11, 2008 S 2081 Allowing Sixteen- and Seventeen-Year-Olds to Pre-register to Vote Bill Passed - House
(55 - 9)
Yea
May 8, 2008 H 7106 Allow Sixteen- and Seventeen-Year-Olds to Pre-register to Vote Bill Passed - House
(51 - 11)
Yea
May 6, 2008 H 7040 Twenty-Four Hour Operation of Video Lottery Games Veto Override Passed - House
(51 - 16)
Yea
April 29, 2008 H 7040 Twenty-Four Hour Operation of Video Lottery Games Bill Passed - House
(51 - 19)
Yea
April 29, 2008 H 7107 Employment Verification Program Bill Passed - House
(52 - 17)
Nay
April 25, 2008 H 7204 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House
(60 - 12)
Yea
June 19, 2007 H 5127 Mandatory Minimum Drug Possession Sentence Repeal Bill Passed - House
(54 - 6)
Yea
June 15, 2007 Article 22 of H5300A Classifying Seventeen Year-Olds as Adults in Criminal Cases Amendment Adopted - House
(48 - 19)
Nay
June 15, 2007 LCO # 1305/22 to H5300A Privatization of State Services Amendment Adopted - House
(61 - 13)
Yea
June 15, 2007 LCO # 2551/12 to H5300A Long-Term Capital Gains Tax Amendment Rejected - House
(23 - 50)
Yea
Jan. 16, 2007 H 5127 Mandatory Minimum Drug Possession Sentence Repeal House Co-sponsor
June 23, 2006 H 6885 International Trade Agreements Veto Override Passed - House
(49 - 15)
Yea
June 19, 2006 Article 24 to H 7120 Sub A Article 24 Relating to Tuition Tax Credits Motion Agreed - House
(62 - 8)
Yea
June 19, 2006 LCO # 2161/3 to H 7120 Sub A Education Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(23 - 47)
Nay
June 19, 2006 LCO # 2167/2 Tax Credits for Contributions to Scholarship Programs Amendment Rejected - House
(32 - 39)
Nay
June 15, 2006 LCO # 2223/6 Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(25 - 36)
Did Not Vote

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