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Key Votes

Stephen Sweeney's Voting Records

Full Name: Stephen 'Steve' M. Sweeney
Office: State Senate (NJ) - District 3, Democratic President
First Elected: 11/06/2001
Last Elected: 11/05/2013
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Patti; 2 Children: Stephen, Lauren
Birth Date: 06/11/1959
Birth Place: Camden, NJ
Home City: West Deptford, NJ
Religion: Catholic

New Jersey Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 30, 2014 S 602 Increases the Legal Age to Purchase of Tobacco Products Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 10)
Yea
June 26, 2014 S 2015 2014-2015 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 16)
Yea
June 26, 2014 S 2264 Extends Application Period for Certain Projects and Provides Additional Retirement Benefits for Certain PERS and TPAF Members Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
Yea
June 12, 2014 SCR 116 Specifies that the Job Banding Rule is Not Consistent with Legislative Intent Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
Yea
May 12, 2014 A 2006 Reduces the Maximum Capacity of Ammunition Magazines Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 17)
Yea
May 12, 2014 A 2777 Amends Firearm Transportation Laws Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 17)
Yea
May 12, 2014 S 1041 Prohibits Hydraulic Fracturing Waste from Being Released Into Environment Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 5)
Yea
March 27, 2014 S 1038 Requires Public Contractors to Report Certain Employment Information Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
Yea
March 27, 2014 S 1869 Extends Salary Raise for Police and Firefighters Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 7)
Yea
March 27, 2014 S 783 Amends the Definition of an Unlawful Employment Practice Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Yea
March 24, 2014 S 1869 Extends Salary Raise for Police and Firefighters Senate Sponsor
June 27, 2013 A 3371 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 9)
Yea
June 27, 2013 ACR 199 Requires the Withdrawal of Proposed Civil Service Regulations Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(24 - 13)
Yea
June 27, 2013 S 2723 Amends Firearms Identification Card Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(22 - 16)
Yea
June 20, 2013 S 2842 Authorizes Medical Marijuana For Minors Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 14)
Yea
May 30, 2013 A 3659 Amends State Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 16)
Yea
May 13, 2013 A 3796 Requires an Individual to Dispose of Unauthorized Firearms Within a Certain Time Period Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 10)
Yea
May 13, 2013 A 3797 Requires Certain Firearm Information to be Collected and Reported Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 13)
Yea
May 13, 2013 S 968 Establishes Procedures for Privatization Contracts Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
Yea
April 25, 2013 S 2723 Amends Firearm Identification Card Requirements Senate Sponsor
March 18, 2013 A 3614 Requires Legislative Approval for State Lottery Changes Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 16)
Yea
March 18, 2013 S 2364 Requires Early Voting to be Available for Certain Elections Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 7, 2013 SCR 1 Increases Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(22 - 15)
Yea
Nov. 29, 2012 A 2162 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 16)
Yea
Nov. 29, 2012 S 2 Requires Certain Municipalities to Merge Public Services Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 9)
Yea
Nov. 29, 2012 S 2241 Prohibits Unauthorized Medical Provider Reimbursement Reductions Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 5)
Yea
Nov. 29, 2012 SCR 1 Increases Minimum Wage Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(23 - 16)
Yea
Oct. 25, 2012 S 1650 Increases Requirements for Emergency Medical Service Workers Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 16)
Yea
Oct. 25, 2012 S 1816 Authorizes Delaware Port Authority to Inspect Hazardous Materials Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(29 - 10)
Yea
Oct. 25, 2012 S 2157 Establishes Residential Foreclosure Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 17)
Yea
Oct. 25, 2012 S 2202 Requires the HMFA to Expand Participation in the New Jersey HomeKeeper Program Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 9)
Yea
Oct. 15, 2012 A 3371 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy House Co-sponsor
Oct. 4, 2012 S 1761 Requires more Transparancy and Accountability from Port Authority Veto Override Failed - Senate
(22 - 15)
Yea
Oct. 4, 2012 S 2135 Establishes the New Jersey Health Benefit Exchange Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 17)
Yea
Oct. 1, 2012 SCR 1 Increases Minimum Wage Senate Sponsor
Aug. 20, 2012 A 578 Authorizes Temporary Immunity for Witnesses and Victims of a Drug Overdose Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 10)
Yea
June 28, 2012 A 3201 Increases the Income Tax Rate on Incomes Over $1 million Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 16)
Yea
June 25, 2012 A 763 Increases Fees to Fund the E-Court Information System Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 11)
Yea
June 25, 2012 S 1566 Authorizes the Conversion of Foreclosed Homes into Affordable Housing Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 18)
Yea
June 21, 2012 S 2001 Expands Syringe Exchange Program Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 12)
Yea
May 31, 2012 S 1599 Amends Surrogacy Laws Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 11)
Yea
March 15, 2012 S 1322 Requires Participation In the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2012 S 1650 Increases Requirements for Emergency Medical Service Workers Senate Sponsor
Feb. 13, 2012 S 1 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 16)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2012 A 2162 Increases Minimum Wage House Co-sponsor
Jan. 30, 2012 S 1322 Requires Participation In the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Senate Sponsor
Jan. 10, 2012 A 763 Increases Fees to Fund the E-Court Information System House Co-sponsor
Jan. 10, 2012 S 1 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Senate Sponsor
Jan. 10, 2012 S 2 Requires Certain Municipalities to Merge Public Services Senate Sponsor
Jan. 9, 2012 A 4366 Amending Annulment Requirements and Eliminating Marriage Wait Period Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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  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
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