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Key Votes

Joseph Mitchell's Voting Records

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

Alabama Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 16, 2010 HB 44 Tennessee Valley Authority Payment Allocation Modification Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(52 - 26)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 12, 2009 HB 13 Authorizes an Occupational Tax for Jefferson County Bill Passed - House
(17 - 15)
Did Not Vote
April 30, 2009 HB 175 Permitting Elections in Smaller Municipalities on Allowing Alcohol Veto Override Passed - House
(54 - 19)
Did Not Vote
April 30, 2009 SB 373 Deregulation of Landline Phone Service Rates Bill Passed - House
(67 - 24)
Did Not Vote
April 23, 2009 HB 533 Hate Crime Law Expansion Bill Passed - House
(46 - 41)
Did Not Vote
April 21, 2009 HB 175 Permitting Elections in Smaller Municipalities on Allowing Alcohol Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(49 - 23)
Did Not Vote
March 3, 2009 HB 373 Higher Alcohol Content Limit for Beer Bill Passed - House
(49 - 37)
Did Not Vote
May 31, 2008 SB 51 2008-2009 Education Budget Bill Passed - House
(98 - 4)
Did Not Vote
May 6, 2008 HB 829 Hate Crime Legislation Regarding Victim's Sexual Orientation Bill Passed - House
(46 - 44)
Did Not Vote
May 1, 2008 HB 787 State Employees in Public Office Bill Passed - House
(57 - 36)
Did Not Vote
April 15, 2008 HB 274 Food Sales Tax Repeal Bill Passed - House
(63 - 38)
March 4, 2008 HB 196 Relaxing Alcohol Sales Restrictions Bill Passed - House
(48 - 42)
Did Not Vote
May 24, 2007 HB 112 Gill Net Fishing Ban Bill Passed - House
(74 - 21)
Did Not Vote
May 2, 2007 HB 507 Sunday Liquor Sales Bill Passed - House
(59 - 28)
Did Not Vote
March 20, 2007 HJR 29 State Legislature Pay Increase Veto Override Passed - House
(57 - 41)
April 18, 2006 SB 446 Eminent Domain Conference Report Rejected - House
(54 - 25)
April 6, 2006 SB 446 Eminent Domain Bill Passed - House
(94 - 3)
Did Not Vote
April 5, 2006 HB 51 Presidential Primary Date Bill Passed - House
(79 - 14)
Did Not Vote
March 29, 2006 Executive Amendment 84452-1 to HB 272 Educational Funds Amendment Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - House
(63 - 38)

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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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