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
2/16/10 HB 44 Tennessee Valley Authority Payment Allocation Modification
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 26)
Did Not Vote
8/12/09 HB 13 Authorizes an Occupational Tax for Jefferson County
Bill Passed - House (17 - 15)
Did Not Vote
4/30/09 HB 175 Permitting Elections in Smaller Municipalities on Allowing Alcohol
Veto Override Passed - House (54 - 19)
Did Not Vote
4/30/09 SB 373 Deregulation of Landline Phone Service Rates
Bill Passed - House (67 - 24)
Did Not Vote
4/23/09 HB 533 Hate Crime Law Expansion
Bill Passed - House (46 - 41)
Did Not Vote
4/21/09 HB 175 Permitting Elections in Smaller Municipalities on Allowing Alcohol
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 23)
Did Not Vote
3/03/09 HB 373 Higher Alcohol Content Limit for Beer
Bill Passed - House (49 - 37)
Did Not Vote
5/31/08 SB 51 2008-2009 Education Budget
Bill Passed - House (98 - 4)
Did Not Vote
5/06/08 HB 829 Hate Crime Legislation Regarding Victim's Sexual Orientation
Bill Passed - House (46 - 44)
Did Not Vote
5/01/08 HB 787 State Employees in Public Office
Bill Passed - House (57 - 36)
Did Not Vote
4/15/08 HB 274 Food Sales Tax Repeal
Bill Passed - House (63 - 38)
Yea
3/04/08 HB 196 Relaxing Alcohol Sales Restrictions
Bill Passed - House (48 - 42)
Did Not Vote
5/24/07 HB 112 Gill Net Fishing Ban
Bill Passed - House (74 - 21)
Did Not Vote
5/02/07 HB 507 Sunday Liquor Sales
Bill Passed - House (59 - 28)
Did Not Vote
3/20/07 HJR 29 State Legislature Pay Increase
Veto Override Passed - House (57 - 41)
Yea
4/18/06 SB 446 Eminent Domain
Conference Report Rejected - House (54 - 25)
Nay
4/06/06 SB 446 Eminent Domain
Bill Passed - House (94 - 3)
Did Not Vote
4/05/06 HB 51 Presidential Primary Date
Bill Passed - House (79 - 14)
Did Not Vote
3/29/06 Executive Amendment 84452-1 to HB 272 Educational Funds Amendment
Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 38)
Yea

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