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Janet Howell's Voting Records on Issue:

Office: State Senate (VA) - District 32, Democratic Minority Whip
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State Senate - District 32

Virginia Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 21, 2012 HB 189 Authorizes Adoption Agencies to Refuse Adoptions for Religious Reasons Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 18)
Feb. 9, 2012 SB 349 Authorizing Private Adoption Agencies to Refuse Certain Placements Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 18)
Feb. 16, 2010 SB 464 Requiring Insurance Coverage of Autism Disorder Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 13)
Feb. 24, 2009 HB 1826 Driver's License Suspension for Unexcused School Absences Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 3)
March 13, 2008 HB 30 2008-2010 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(26 - 14)
Feb. 2, 2007 Sub SB 905 Refusal of Medical Treatment for Children Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 8)
Feb. 2, 2006 SB 253 Mandatory Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 18)
Jan. 25, 2006 SB 526 Defining Marriage Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 11)

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