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Key Votes

Hank Sanders' Voting Records

Full Name: Henry 'Hank' Sanders
Office: State Senate (AL) - District 23, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/1982
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State Senate - District 23
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Rose; 3 Children: Malika, Kindaka, Ainka
Birth Date: 10/28/1942
Birth Place: Baldwin County, AL
Home City: Selma, AL
Religion: Baptist

Alabama Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 3, 2014 HB 494 Amends Requirements for Minors Who Seek an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 5)
Nay
March 19, 2014 SB 354 Authorizes Individuals Without Concealed Carry Licenses to Carry Firearms in Vehicles Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 7)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 13, 2014 SB 18 Authorizes a School District to Educate on Traditional Winter Celebrations Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 7)
Nay
Feb. 11, 2014 SB 168 Prohibits Smoking in Certain Public Places Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 8)
Yea
Jan. 14, 2014 SB 168 Prohibits Smoking in Certain Public Places Senate Co-sponsor
May 20, 2013 SB 445 Repeals Limits on Campaign Financing Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(27 - 4)
Did Not Vote
May 9, 2013 HB 658 Amends The School "Accountability Act" Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
Nay
May 7, 2013 HB 9 Authorizes Home Brewing Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 7)
Did Not Vote
April 30, 2013 SB 93 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 6)
Did Not Vote
April 25, 2013 SB 340 Amends the Medicaid Program Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 3)
Nay
April 24, 2013 SB 191 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 10)
Did Not Vote
April 2, 2013 HB 57 Establishes Requirements for Medical Care at Abortion Clinics Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 10)
Nay
March 7, 2013 SB 41 Amends Employment Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 10)
Nay
Feb. 28, 2013 HB 84 Authorizes Schools to Apply for Waivers from State Laws Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(22 - 11)
Nay
May 24, 2012 HB 19 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Nay
May 22, 2012 SB 25 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
Nay
May 16, 2012 HB 433 2012-2013 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(29 - 6)
Yea
May 16, 2012 HB 658 Amends Immigration Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 7)
Nay
May 10, 2012 HB 360 Requires Schools to Have a Longer Summer Vacation Veto Override Passed - Senate
(23 - 8)
Nay
May 2, 2012 SB 513 Authorizes Charter Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Nay
May 1, 2012 HB 360 Requires Schools to Have a Longer Summer Vacation Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 10)
Nay
April 10, 2012 SB 388 Amends State Employee Pensions Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 8)
Nay
April 3, 2012 SB 396 Compensation to Bridget Lee for Wrongful Incarceration Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Nay
June 9, 2011 HB 18 Prohibiting Abortions after 20 Weeks of Pregnancy Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 5)
Yea
June 9, 2011 HB 414 Increasing Retirement Contributions for Public Employees Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(19 - 12)
Nay
June 9, 2011 HB 60 Prohibiting Mandatory Participation in any Health Care System Amendment Adopted - Senate
(24 - 9)
Nay
June 2, 2011 HB 56 Immigration Enforcement Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(25 - 7)
Nay
June 2, 2011 SB 484 2011 Congressional Redistricting Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(16 - 15)
Nay
April 21, 2011 SB 256 Undocumented Immigrant Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate Yea
April 21, 2011 SJR 82 Establishing A Constitutional Revision Commission Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(17 - 9)
Did Not Vote
April 7, 2011 SB 133 2011-2012 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 4)
Nay
March 22, 2011 SB 72 Repealing the Deferred Retirement Option Plan Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(21 - 13)
Nay
April 21, 2010 SB 121 Highway Construction Appropriations from the Alabama Trust Fund Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(25 - 8)
Yea
April 21, 2010 SB 162 PACT Funding and Tuition Restrictions Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(28 - 3)
Yea
April 14, 2010 HB 105 Required Physical Education Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 8)
Did Not Vote
April 1, 2010 SB 233 Prohibiting Individual Health Care Mandate Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 8)
Nay
March 30, 2010 SB 380 Authorization, Regulation, and Taxation of Bingo Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Yea
March 4, 2010 HB 44 Tennessee Valley Authority Fund Allocation Modification Veto Override Passed - Senate
(19 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2010 HB 44 Tennessee Valley Authority Payment Allocation Modification Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 7)
Yea
Jan. 12, 2010 SB 121 Highway Construction Appropriations from the Alabama Trust Fund Senate Co-sponsor
Aug. 14, 2009 HB 13 Authorizes an Occupational Tax for Jefferson County Bill Passed - Senate
(12 - 9)
Yea
May 14, 2009 HB 175 Permitting Elections in Smaller Municipalities on Allowing Alcohol Veto Override Passed - Senate
(18 - 11)
Yea
May 14, 2009 HB 373 Higher Alcohol Content Limit for Beer Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 9)
Yea
April 21, 2009 HB 175 Permitting Elections in Smaller Municipalities on Allowing Alcohol Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 9)
Yea
April 9, 2009 SB 373 Deregulation of Landline Phone Service Rates Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 8)
Did Not Vote
March 3, 2009 SB 279 Funding for Road Construction Bill Failed - Senate
(19 - 11)
Yea
May 29, 2008 SB 51 2008-2009 Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 1)
Yea
May 27, 2008 SB 51 2008-2009 Education Budget Senate Sponsor
Feb. 26, 2008 HB 73 Prohibiting Money Transfers Between Political Action Committees Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 14)
Yea
April 24, 2007 Sub SJR 54 Expressing Regret For Slavery Resolution Passed - Senate
(22 - 7)
Yea

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