Representative Joseph C. Mitchell's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Joseph C. Mitchell
Current Office: State House - District 103, Democratic
First Elected: 11/08/1994
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Janetta
Birth Date: 05/28/1948
Birth Place: Mobile, AL
Home City: Mobile, AL
Religion: African Methodist Episcopal
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/03/14 SB 63 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients
Bill Passed - House (73 - 27)
Did Not Vote
4/02/14 SB 115 Amends Job Application Requirements for Welfare Recipients
Bill Passed - House (70 - 33)
Nay
3/06/14 HB 379 Requires the Anonymity of All Parties Involved in a Lethal-Injection Execution
Bill Passed - House (77 - 19)
Did Not Vote
3/04/14 HB 489 Requires Physicians to Provide Prescribed Materials 48 Hours Prior to an Abortion
Bill Passed - House (76 - 23)
Did Not Vote
3/04/14 HB 490 Prohibits Abortions After a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected
Bill Passed - House (73 - 29)
Did Not Vote
3/04/14 HB 493 Requires Information about Perinatal Services to be Provided to Certain Abortion Patients
Bill Passed - House (73 - 24)
Did Not Vote
3/04/14 HB 494 Amends Requirements for Minors Who Seek an Abortion
Bill Passed - House (82 - 18)
Did Not Vote
2/25/14 HB 141 Authorizes Veterinarians to Work at Nonprofit Spay Neuter Clinics
Bill Passed - House (58 - 37)
Did Not Vote
2/20/14 HB 45 Authorizes Display of the Ten Commandments on State Property
Amendment Adopted - House (77 - 19)
Nay
1/22/14 HB 48 Authorizes a Tax Credit for the Adoption of Qualified Children
Bill Passed - House (72 - 23)
Did Not Vote
1/21/14 HB 31 Authorizes Health Care Providers to Abstain from Certain Medical Procedures
Bill Passed - House (71 - 26)
Nay
5/09/13 HB 658 Amends The School "Accountability Act"
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (61 - 41)
Did Not Vote
5/02/13 SB 286 Amends Firearm Regulations
Bill Passed - House (74 - 27)
Did Not Vote
4/30/13 HB 162 Increases Voter Registration Deadline
Bill Passed - House (67 - 34)
Did Not Vote
4/30/13 HB 8 Requires Courts to Apply "Strict Scrutiny" to Certain Firearm Regulation Laws
Bill Passed - House (76 - 22)
Did Not Vote
4/02/13 HB 57 Establishes Requirements for Medical Care at Abortion Clinics
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 21)
Did Not Vote
4/02/13 HB 9 Authorizes Home Brewing
Bill Passed - House (58 - 33)
Did Not Vote
2/19/13 HB 57 Establishes Requirements for Medical Care at Abortion Clinics
Bill Passed - House (73 - 23)
Did Not Vote
2/14/13 HB 84 Authorizes Schools to Apply for Waivers from State Laws
Bill Passed - House (65 - 37)
Did Not Vote
5/24/12 SB 25 State Senate Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (65 - 36)
Did Not Vote
5/21/12 HB 19 State House Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (66 - 35)
Did Not Vote
5/16/12 HB 433 2012-2013 Budget
Conference Report Adopted - House (77 - 28)
Nay
5/16/12 HB 658 Amends Immigration Regulations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (67 - 37)
Nay
5/08/12 HB 360 Requires Schools to Have a Longer Summer Vacation
Veto Override Passed - House (71 - 21)
Nay
5/08/12 SB 10 Prohibits Insurance from Providing Coverage for Abortions
Bill Passed - House (76 - 28)
Nay
5/01/12 HB 360 Requires Schools to Have a Longer Summer Vacation
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (58 - 36)
Did Not Vote
4/19/12 HB 658 Amends Immigration Regulations
Bill Passed - House (64 - 34)
Did Not Vote
4/10/12 HB 433 2012-2013 Budget
Bill Passed - House (56 - 47)
Nay
4/03/12 SB 63 Authorizes Private Work-Oriented Rehbilitation Programs for Inmates
Bill Passed - House (73 - 22)
Did Not Vote
2/16/12 HB 159 Authorizes Economic Development Incentive Program
Bill Passed - House (65 - 22)
Nay
2/14/12 HB 160 Authorizes Companies to Retain Employee Income Tax Deductions
Bill Passed - House (69 - 19)
Did Not Vote
6/09/11 HB 123 Education Appropriations for 2011-2012
Veto Override Passed - House (78 - 21)
Nay
6/09/11 HB 18 Prohibiting Abortions after 20 Weeks of Pregnancy
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 20)
Nay
6/02/11 HB 414 Increasing Retirement Contributions for Public Employees
Conference Report Adopted - House (51 - 48)
Nay
6/02/11 HB 56 Immigration Enforcement
Conference Report Adopted - House (67 - 29)
Nay
6/02/11 SB 484 2011 Congressional Redistricting
Conference Report Adopted - House (57 - 45)
Did Not Vote
4/14/11 HB 126 Extending Forever Wild Land Trust
Bill Passed - House (69 - 24)
Did Not Vote
4/12/11 HB 123 Education Appropriations for 2011-2012
Bill Passed - House (64 - 36)
Did Not Vote
4/12/11 HB 414 Increasing Retirement Contributions for Public Employees
Bill Passed - House (54 - 41)
Did Not Vote
4/07/11 HB 18 Prohibiting Abortions after 20 Weeks of Pregnancy
Bill Passed - House (69 - 19)
Nay
4/05/11 HB 56 Immigration Enforcement
Bill Passed - House (73 - 28)
Nay
4/05/11 HB 60 Prohibiting Mandatory Participation in any Health Care System
Amendment Adopted - House (67 - 28)
Did Not Vote
3/24/11 HB 60 Prohibiting Mandatory Participation in any Health Care System
Amendment Rejected - House (59 - 28)
Nay
3/22/11 HB 19 Requires Photo Identification to Vote
Bill Passed - House (64 - 31)
Did Not Vote
3/22/11 SB 72 Repealing the Deferred Retirement Option Plan
Conference Report Adopted - House (58 - 33)
Did Not Vote
4/21/10 HB 105 Required Physical Education
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (72 - 7)
Nay
4/21/10 SB 121 Highway Construction Appropriations from the Alabama Trust Fund
Conference Report Adopted - House (86 - 13)
Nay
4/21/10 SB 162 PACT Funding and Tuition Restrictions
Conference Report Adopted - House (85 - 7)
Nay
3/04/10 HB 44 Tennessee Valley Authority Fund Allocation Modification
Veto Override Passed - House (56 - 21)
Did Not Vote
2/23/10 HJR 54 Referendum on Constitutional Convention
Motion Agreed - House (58 - 32)
Yea

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