Senator Mark S. Norris's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Mark S. Norris
Current Office: State Senate - District 32, Republican
First Elected: 2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Chris; 2 Children
Birth Date: 07/09/1955
Birth Place: Akron, OH
Home City: Collierville, TN
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/17/14 HB 1574 Limits Amount of Pseudoephedrine an Individual Can Purchase Without a Prescription
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (24 - 7)
Yea
4/17/14 SB 2580 Authorizes the Use of Certain Execution Methods
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 4)
Yea
4/10/14 SB 196 Authorizes School Voucher Program
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10)
Yea
4/07/14 SB 1391 Prohibits Women from Using Illegal Substances While Pregnant
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 7)
Yea
4/07/14 SB 2039 Reduces Lifetime Eligibility for Certain Welfare Benefits
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9)
Did Not Vote
3/27/14 HB 937 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 6)
Yea
3/24/14 SB 2115 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Certain Students
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
Yea
3/13/14 SJR 626 Authorizes Individuals Paying School Fees to Determine Allocation of Fees to Student Organizations
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (23 - 6)
Yea
3/03/14 SB 837 Authorizes the Sale of Wine in Grocery Stores
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 4)
Yea
2/13/14 SB 1496 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Carry a Handgun in Public Parks
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 7)
Yea
2/05/14 SJR 123 Requires Election of Attorney General Position
Amendment Rejected - Senate (15 - 14)
Yea
1/30/14 SB 837 Authorizes the Sale of Wine in Grocery Stores
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 8)
Yea
4/16/13 SB 1248 Requires Disclosure of Photographic Evidence of Animal Abuse
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 9)
Nay
3/14/13 SB 514 Prohibits Universities from Disciplining Students Who Refuse to Treat Someone Based on Religious Beliefs
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 4)
Yea
2/11/13 SB 142 Authorizes Handguns in Parking Areas
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 5)
Yea
1/30/13 SB 196 Authorizes School Voucher Program
None - Senate
Sponsor
4/30/12 SB 3597 Prohibits Discrimination Against Religious Student Groups at Public Universities
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 12)
Yea
4/26/12 HB 2566 Increases Kindergarten Age Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10)
Yea
4/25/12 SB 2580 Requires Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
Yea
4/24/12 HB 3808 Requires Publication of Abortion Statistics
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 5)
Yea
4/24/12 HJR 587 Opposes the United Nations Agenda 21
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (19 - 11)
Yea
4/23/12 SJR 710 Amends Judicial Appointment Process
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (22 - 9)
Yea
4/16/12 SB 2514 Amends Eligibility Requirements for the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
Yea
4/12/12 SB 3345 Limits the Number of Foreign Nationals that May Work in a Charter School
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 13)
Yea
3/19/12 HB 368 Scientific Theories in the Classroom
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
Yea
2/23/12 HB 2638 Prohibits Camping in Non-Designated Areas of Public Property
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9)
Yea
1/19/12 SB 1514 State Senate Redistricting
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 10)
Yea
1/13/12 HB 1555 State House Redistricting
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
Yea
1/13/12 HB 1558 Congressional Redistricting
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
Yea
5/20/11 SB 113 Teachers' Unions Negotiations
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 12)
Yea
5/20/11 SB 16 Voter Identification Requirements
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
Yea
5/20/11 SB 1915 Increases Contribution Limits to Campaigns
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11)
Yea
5/20/11 SB 49 Prohibits Instruction of Non-Heterosexual Human Sexuality in Schools
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 10)
Yea
5/18/11 SJR 221 Constitutional Amendment to Prohibit State Income Tax
Amendment Adopted - Senate (26 - 4)
Yea
5/12/11 HB 600 Equal Access to Interstate Commerce Act
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 8)
Yea
5/02/11 SB 113 Teachers' Unions Negotiations
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
Yea
4/21/11 SB 485 Equal Opportunity Scholarship Act
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 10)
Yea
4/18/11 SJR 127 Abortion Specifications
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (24 - 8)
Yea
4/15/11 SJR 221 Constitutional Amendment to Prohibit State Income Tax
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/14/11 SJR 127 Abortion Specifications
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/10/11 SB 1528 Amends Requirements for Teacher Tenure
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
Yea
3/09/11 SJR 18 Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting an Income Tax
Amendment Adopted - Senate (28 - 5)
Yea
2/23/11 SB 1528 Amends Requirements for Teacher Tenure
None - Senate
Sponsor
2/23/11 SB 79 Tennessee Health Care Freedom Act
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10)
Did Not Vote
2/17/11 SB 1514 State Senate Redistricting
None - Senate
Sponsor
2/09/11 SB 485 Equal Opportunity Scholarship Act
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
1/14/11 SJR 18 Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting an Income Tax
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
6/09/10 HB 670 Requiring Correctional Facilities to Determine Immigration Status of Inmates
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (24 - 7)
Yea
6/04/10 HJR 1253 Resolution Recognizing Arizona Statehood and New Immigration Policy
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (18 - 7)
Did Not Vote
5/27/10 SB 3012 Guns in Bars
Veto Override Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
Yea

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