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Mike Fortner's Voting Records on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: State House (IL) - District 49, Republican

Illinois Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 21, 2012 HB 3944 Authorizing the Recording of Police Bill Failed - House
(45 - 59)
Nov. 30, 2010 SB 1716 Authorizing Civil Unions Bill Passed - House
(61 - 52)
March 18, 2010 HB 5428 Limiting Adoption Records Disclosure Restrictions for Adoptees Bill Passed - House
(74 - 39)
April 1, 2009 HB 71 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving Bill Passed - House
(89 - 27)
March 18, 2009 HB 442 Expanding Red-Light Traffic Camera Enforcement Bill Passed - House
(68 - 47)
March 4, 2008 HB 4180 Allowing Teachers to Conduct a Silent Reflection Bill Passed - House
(72 - 31)
Oct. 11, 2007 SB 1463 Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Veto Override Passed - House
(74 - 37)
May 2, 2007 HB 1727 Internet Screening in Public Libraries Bill Passed - House
(63 - 51)
May 1, 2007 SB 500 Smoke Free Illinois Act Bill Passed - House
(73 - 42)
Feb. 28, 2007 HB 408 Mandating New Driver Signs For Minors Bill Passed - House
(74 - 39)

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