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Key Votes

Raphael Musto's Voting Records

Full Name: Raphael 'Ray' J. Musto
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Frances Panzetta; 4 Children: James, Raphael Jr., Michael, Frances Ann; 7 Grandchildren
Birth Date: 03/30/1929
Birth Place: Pittston, PA
Home City: Pittston, PA
Religion: Catholic

Pennsylvania Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 17, 2010 HB 101 Education Law Amendments Veto Override Passed - Senate
(42 - 7)
Nay
Oct. 14, 2010 HB 1926 Amending Self-Protection Laws Bill Passed - Senate
(45 - 4)
Yea
Oct. 14, 2010 HB 2497 Amends State Employee Pension System Bill Passed - Senate
(41 - 8)
Yea
July 3, 2010 SB 1042 2010-2011 Budget Implementation and Fiscal Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(39 - 11)
Yea
June 30, 2010 HB 2279 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 13)
Yea
June 29, 2010 SR 348 Audit of Methadone Treatment Programs & Medical Assistance Transportation Program Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 17)
Nay
June 8, 2010 SB 1161 Authorizing Qualified Inmate Transfer to Pre-Release Centers Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 21)
Nay
Jan. 5, 2010 SB 711 Legalizing Table Games Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(28 - 22)
Yea
Dec. 16, 2009 SB 711 Legalizing Table Games Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(27 - 22)
Yea
Oct. 9, 2009 HB 1416 2009-2010 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(42 - 7)
Yea
Oct. 9, 2009 HB 1614 Fiscal Code Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(35 - 14)
Yea
Oct. 9, 2009 SB 1033 Gaming Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 20)
Yea
Oct. 6, 2009 HB 1531 Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(35 - 14)
Yea
Aug. 26, 2009 HB 1828 Municipal Pension System Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 9)
Yea
July 20, 2009 HB 1416 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 19)
Nay
July 17, 2009 SB 1033 Further Explanation of Gambling Commissions Senate Co-sponsor
June 22, 2009 SB 711 Legalizing Table Games Senate Co-sponsor
June 3, 2009 SB 81 Liquor Tastings and Liquor Code Updates Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 13)
Yea
May 6, 2009 SB 850 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 20)
Nay
March 25, 2009 SB 490 Oil and Gas Lease Fund Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 17)
Yea
June 16, 2008 SB 1385 Increase Tax Credit for Business Net Losses Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 19)
Nay
June 16, 2008 SB 1387 Business Property Tax Deduction Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 15)
Nay
June 16, 2008 SB 1388 Change Formula for Calculating Corporate Net Income Tax Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 19)
Nay
June 10, 2008 SB 246 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(41 - 9)
Yea
June 4, 2008 SB 246 Smoking Ban Conference Report Rejected - Senate
(19 - 31)
Nay
June 2, 2008 SB 1386 Poverty Income Tax Cut Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 16)
Nay
July 16, 2007 HB 1286 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(46 - 2)
Yea
July 16, 2007 HB 1590 Public Transportation and Interstate 80 Toll Road Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 19)
Yea
July 16, 2007 SB 246 Smoking Ban Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate
(13 - 36)
Nay
June 26, 2007 SB 246 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 17)
Yea
June 25, 2007 A 2062 Exceptions to Clean Indoor Air Act Amendment Adopted - Senate
(29 - 21)
Yea
July 1, 2006 HB 2499 2006-2007 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(28 - 21)
Yea
June 28, 2006 HB 804 Handheld Cell Phone Ban While Driving Bill Passed - Senate
(42 - 7)
Yea
June 27, 2006 SB 1230 Slot Supplier Elimination Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 21)
Nay
June 22, 2006 SB 1090 Minimum Wage Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 14)
Yea
June 21, 2006 HB 2381 Marriage Definition Constitutional Amendment Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(38 - 12)
Yea
May 3, 2006 SB 999 Voting Standards Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(36 - 13)
Yea
May 2, 2006 HB 39 Property Taxes (Special Session) Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(40 - 9)
Yea
March 20, 2006 HB 213 Ecoterrorism Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2006 HB 1318 Voter Identification Requirements Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(27 - 20)
Nay
Feb. 15, 2006 SB 1025 PA Clean Vehicles Program Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 20)
Yea
Jan. 31, 2006 SB 1090 Minimum Wage Bill Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 14, 2005 SB 999 Voting Standards Senate Co-sponsor

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