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Steve Southerland's Voting Records on Issue:

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

Tennessee Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 13, 2015 SB 874 Authorizes Exploding Targets for Sporting Use Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 3)
April 1, 2015 HB 995 Authorizes Handguns in Public Parks Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 7)
March 23, 2015 SB 1058 Prohibits the Termination of Employees for Storing Firearms in Vehicles Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 5)
Feb. 13, 2014 SB 1496 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Carry a Handgun in Public Parks Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 7)
Feb. 11, 2013 SB 142 Authorizes Handguns in Parking Areas Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 5)
May 27, 2010 SB 3012 Guns in Bars Veto Override Passed - Senate
(23 - 10)
June 4, 2009 HB 962 Authorizing Guns in Restaurants that Serve Alcohol Veto Override Passed - Senate
(21 - 9)
Did Not Vote
April 16, 2009 HB 962 Authorizing Guns in Restaurants that Serve Alcohol Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 7)
Jan. 16, 2008 SB 23 Allowing Guns in Establishments that Serve Alcohol Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 6)
May 31, 2007 SB 2143 Legalization of Handguns in State Parks Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 5)

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