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Key Votes

Matthew Hill's Selected Sponsorships

Full Name: Matthew Hill
Office: State House (TN) - District 7, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 7
Primary Aug. 7, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Amanda
Birth Date: 12/04/1978
Home City: Jonesborough, TN
Religion: Christian

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 28, 2013 HB 9 Prohibits Disclosure of Handgun Permits House Co-sponsor
Feb. 1, 2012 HB 3808 Requires Publication of Abortion Statistics House Sponsor
Jan. 19, 2012 HJR 587 Opposes the United Nations Agenda 21 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 17, 2012 HB 2638 Prohibits Camping in Non-Designated Areas of Public Property House Co-sponsor
Feb. 9, 2011 HB 368 Scientific Theories in the Classroom House Co-sponsor
May 10, 2010 HJR 1253 Resolution Recognizing Arizona Statehood and New Immigration Policy House Co-sponsor
Feb. 11, 2009 HB 959 Close Handgun Permit Records House Co-sponsor
Feb. 11, 2009 HB 962 Authorizing Guns in Restaurants that Serve Alcohol House Co-sponsor
Feb. 10, 2009 HB 670 Requiring Correctional Facilities to Determine Immigration Status of Inmates House Co-sponsor
Feb. 9, 2009 HB 254 Eliminating Thumbprint Requirement for Gun Purchases House Co-sponsor
Feb. 9, 2009 HB 270 Prove citizenship status and identification for voting and registration. House Co-sponsor
Feb. 15, 2007 SB 2143 Legalization of Handguns in State Parks Senate Co-sponsor

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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