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Key Votes

Joseph Cervantes' Voting Records

Full Name: Joseph Cervantes
Office: State Senate (NM) - District 31, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jennifer; 3 Children: Alexandra, Isabella, Juliana
Birth Date: 01/19/1961
Birth Place: Las Cruces, NM
Home City: Las Cruces, NM
Religion: Catholic

New Mexico Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 18, 2014 SB 347 Appropriates Funds to the Lottery Tuition Fund Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 11)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2014 SB 263 Amends the Liquor Excise Tax Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 14)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2014 SJR 13 Increases the Minimum Wage Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(24 - 17)
Yea
March 16, 2013 HB 641 Reduces Corporate Income Tax Rates Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 8)
Nay
March 7, 2013 SB 276 Authorizes Straight-Party Voting as a Ballot Option Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 17)
Yea
March 4, 2013 SB 416 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2013 SB 73 Amends Game and Fish License Suspension Periods Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2012 HB 42 Increasing Contribution to Legislative Pension Plan Bill Passed - House
(56 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 8, 2012 HB 103 Increasing Regulation of Driver's Licenses Issued to Foreign Nationals Bill Passed - House
(45 - 25)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2012 HB 111 Increases Penalties for Public Officials who Commit Crimes Bill Passed - House
(41 - 26)
Nay
Sept. 22, 2011 HB 39 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(36 - 34)
Yea
March 15, 2011 HB 644 Raises Retirement Age Bill Passed - House
(37 - 32)
Nay
March 13, 2011 HB 644 Raises Retirement Age Bill Failed - House
(28 - 38)
Nay
March 8, 2011 HB 172 Prohibiting Corporal Punishment as School Discipline Bill Passed - House
(36 - 31)
Yea
March 4, 2011 HB 78 Driver License and ID Card Restrictions for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House
(42 - 28)
Yea
March 2, 2011 HB 2 General Appropriation Act of 2011 Bill Passed - House
(35 - 34)
Yea
March 2, 2011 HB 607 Film Production Tax Credit Bill Passed - House
(53 - 17)
Yea
March 3, 2010 HB 3 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - House
(41 - 26)
Yea
March 3, 2010 SB 10 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(38 - 28)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2010 SB 112 Authorizing Severance Tax Bonds and Allocating Proceeds Bill Passed - House
(37 - 31)
Nay
Feb. 18, 2010 SB 254 Eliminating Criminal Conviction Disclosure on State Employment Applications Bill Passed - House
(54 - 14)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2010 SB 40 Authorizing Concealed Weapons in Restaurants that Serve Alcohol Bill Passed - House
(54 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2010 SB 148 Excluding Gender for Health Insurance Deliberation Bill Passed - House
(50 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2010 SB 26 Establishing the Domestic Violence Commission Bill Passed - House
(33 - 22)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 16, 2010 HB 118 Prohibiting Lobbyist and Contractor Campaign Contributions Bill Passed - House
(46 - 24)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2010 HB 178 Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act Bill Passed - House
(34 - 31)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2010 SB 216 Repeal "Guilty but Mentally Ill" Plea Bill Passed - House
(40 - 21)
Yea
Feb. 12, 2010 HB 178 Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act Bill Failed - House
(33 - 37)
Nay
Feb. 11, 2010 HB 12 Health Insurer Service Reimbursement Bill Passed - House
(46 - 21)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2010 HB 150 Hispanic Education Act Bill Passed - House
(44 - 25)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2010 HB 276 New Mexico Air Quality Act Amendments Bill Failed - House
(32 - 33)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2010 HB 10 Prohibiting Hand-Held Cell Phone Use While Driving Bill Passed - House
(35 - 30)
Nay
Feb. 9, 2010 HB 162 Severance Bonds For Tribal Infrastructure Bill Passed - House
(42 - 24)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2010 HB 53 Financial Literacy as School Math Requirement Bill Passed - House
(46 - 22)
Nay
Feb. 8, 2010 HB 17 Prohibiting Domestic Violence Offenders from Being Peace Officers Bill Passed - House
(48 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 5, 2010 HB 119 Temporary Gross Receipts and Compensating Tax Increase Bill Passed - House
(34 - 32)
Nay
Feb. 5, 2010 HB 120 Increasing Tax Withholding Requirements Bill Passed - House
(42 - 25)
Yea
Feb. 5, 2010 HB 2 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - House
(43 - 25)
Yea
Feb. 5, 2010 HB 270 Including State and Local Taxes as Taxable Income Bill Failed - House
(33 - 34)
Nay
Feb. 5, 2010 HB 9 Income Tax Surtax Bill Passed - House
(36 - 32)
Nay
Oct. 22, 2009 HB 17 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House
(37 - 31)
Yea
Oct. 20, 2009 HB 3 Fund Transfers and 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House
(45 - 21)
Yea
March 21, 2009 SB 116 Campaign Contribution Limits Bill Passed - House
(49 - 17)
Yea
March 20, 2009 SB 77 Allowing Embryonic Stem Cell Research Bill Failed - House
(30 - 38)
Yea
March 19, 2009 HB 154 Capital Improvement Appropriations Bill Passed - House
(37 - 28)
Nay
March 13, 2009 HB 346 Increasing Gross Receipts Tax and Compensating Tax to Fund Education Bill Passed - House
(37 - 31)
Nay
March 5, 2009 HB 616 State Employee Return-to-Work Restrictions Bill Passed - House
(49 - 13)
Yea
Feb. 25, 2009 HB 28 Increasing Penalties for Intimidation of Judges Bill Passed - House
(43 - 21)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2009 HB 285 Abolishing The Death Penalty Bill Passed - House
(40 - 28)
Nay
Jan. 28, 2009 HB 393 Opening Conference Committees to the Public House Sponsor

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