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John Carona's Voting Records on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: State Senate (TX) - District 16, Republican

Texas Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 23, 2011 HB 359 Corporal Punishment in Public Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 2)
May 9, 2011 SB 14 Voter Identification Requirements Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(19 - 12)
Jan. 26, 2011 SB 14 Voter Identification Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 11)
May 11, 2009 HB 1736 Increasing Wrongful Conviction Compensation Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 4)
April 15, 2009 SB 1049 Increasing Age Restriction on Tobacco Purchases Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 5)
March 31, 2009 SB 298 Authorizing Sobriety Checkpoints Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 11)
March 11, 2009 SB 362 Requiring Proof of Identification to Vote Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 12)
May 23, 2007 CSHB 3678 Religious Expression at Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 3)
May 1, 2007 CSSB 966 Journalist Confidentiality Protection Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 4)

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