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Key Votes

Carl Heastie's Selected Sponsorships

Full Name: Carl E. Heastie
Office: State Assembly (NY) - District 83, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Single
Birth Place: Bronx, NY
Home City: Bronx, NY
Religion: Baptist

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 17, 2014 A 10144 Reduces New York City Speed Limit House Co-sponsor
Jan. 16, 2013 A 2597A Establishes the New York DREAM Fund Commission House Co-sponsor
Jan. 9, 2013 A 1792 Establishes a "Farm Worker Bill of Rights" House Co-sponsor
Jan. 9, 2013 A 1793b Amends Worker Paid Leave Laws House Co-sponsor
Jan. 9, 2013 A 38 Increases Minimum Wage House Co-sponsor
Jan. 30, 2012 A 9148 Increases Minimum Wage House Sponsor
June 18, 2011 A 8496 Increases The Number Of Taxicabs Serving New York House Sponsor
Jan. 5, 2011 A 1157B Requires Firearms to Have Microstamping Technology House Sponsor
June 10, 2010 A 11410 Emergency Housing Rent Control Extension House Co-sponsor
March 9, 2010 A10163 Establishing the Wage Theft Prevention Act House Sponsor
March 4, 2009 A 6468 Microstamping Requirement for Semiautomatic Pistols House Sponsor
Jan. 14, 2009 A 2005 Expanding Rent Control Coverage House Sponsor
Jan. 12, 2009 A 1867 Amending Labor Laws for Farm Workers House Co-sponsor
March 10, 2008 A 10219 Mortgage Bill of Rights House Co-sponsor
Feb. 27, 2008 A 10083 Foreclosure Assistance Finance House Sponsor
Jan. 16, 2008 A 9695 Foreclosure Relief House Sponsor
May 3, 2005 A 8098 Drug Law Reform and Drug Treatment House Co-sponsor

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Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  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
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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