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Steve Southerland's Voting Records on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: State Senate (TN) - District 1, Republican Deputy Speaker

Tennessee Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 23, 2012 HB 2638 Prohibits Camping in Non-Designated Areas of Public Property Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 9)
Did Not Vote
May 20, 2011 SB 16 Voter Identification Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(18 - 14)
Yea
May 10, 2010 HB 270 Citizenship Status for Voting and Registration Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 12)
Yea
May 10, 2010 SB 63 English Only Requirement for Driver's License Examinations Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 10)
Yea
April 29, 2008 SB 3042 Open Container Law Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 7)
Yea
May 24, 2007 SB 1325 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 5)
Nay
April 16, 2007 SB 227 Voter ID Act Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 10)
Yea

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