Representative Mike Fortner's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Mike Fortner
Current Office: State House - District 49, Republican
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 49
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 18, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Rebecca; 2 Children: Elizabeth, Charles
Birth Place: Chicago, IL
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
5/30/14 HB 105 Extends In-Person Early Voting Hours
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (64 - 41)
Nay
5/30/14 SB 274 Requires Salary Payments to State Legislators
Bill Passed - House (65 - 48)
Nay
5/29/14 HB 5707 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 40)
Nay
5/28/14 SB 741 Establishes Certain Medicaid Coverage
Bill Passed - House (75 - 37)
Nay
5/27/14 HB 3836 Amends Lincoln Presidential Library Operations
Bill Passed - House (84 - 29)
Nay
5/15/14 HB 6021 2014-2015 Education Budget
Bill Passed - House (61 - 55)
Nay
4/10/14 HB 4075 Establishes Guidelines for Ride Sharing Companies
Bill Passed - House (80 - 26)
Nay
4/08/14 SB 1922 Amends the City of Chicago Employee Pensions
Bill Passed - House (73 - 41)
Nay
4/07/14 HR 895 Encourages Investigative Hearings about the Illinois High School Association (IHSA)
Resolution Passed - House (55 - 51)
Did Not Vote
4/02/14 SB 2202 Prohibits Smoking on the Campus of Public University
Bill Passed - House (67 - 44)
Yea
3/27/14 HB 4442 Requires Law Enforcement Officers to Record Ethnicity During Traffic Stops
Bill Passed - House (63 - 46)
Nay
2/04/14 SB 1227 Extends the Date for the Governor to Submit the State Budget
Bill Passed - House (62 - 48)
Nay
12/03/13 SB 1 Amends State Employees' Pension Plans
Conference Report Adopted - House (62 - 53)
Nay
11/06/13 SB 1523 Amends Pension Code
Bill Passed - House (87 - 26)
Nay
11/05/13 SB 10 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage
Bill Passed - House (61 - 54)
Did Not Vote
7/09/13 HB 183 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms
Veto Override Passed - House (77 - 31)
Yea
5/28/13 HB 1247 Prohibits Using a Hand-Held Cell Phone While Driving
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (69 - 48)
Nay
5/27/13 SB 1639 Requires Reimbursement for the Sale of Unhealthy Pets
Bill Passed - House (67 - 49)
Nay
5/27/13 SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility
Bill Passed - House (63 - 55)
Nay
5/22/13 SB 2356 Increases Speed Limit on Non-Urban Highways
Bill Passed - House (85 - 30)
Yea
5/22/13 SB 9 Increases Utility Rates
Veto Override Passed - House (71 - 41)
Yea
5/02/13 SB 1 Amends State Employees' Pension Plans
Bill Passed - House (62 - 51)
Nay
4/17/13 HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana
Bill Passed - House (61 - 57)
Nay
4/17/13 HB 226 Authorizes 17 Year Olds to Vote in Primary Elections
Bill Passed - House (95 - 22)
Yea
4/17/13 HB 2675 Expands Sex Education Curriculum
Bill Passed - House (66 - 52)
Nay
4/16/13 HB 2404 Amends Definition of Delinquent Minor
Bill Passed - House (89 - 26)
Nay
4/11/13 HJRCA 18 Repeals the Position of Lieutenant Governor
Joint Resolution Passed - House (83 - 28)
Yea
3/21/13 HB 1165 Establishes Cost of Living Adjustments in Pensions
Bill Passed - House (66 - 50)
Nay
3/21/13 SB 9 Increases Utility Rates
Bill Passed - House (86 - 28)
Yea
3/07/13 SB 622 Increases Physician License Fees
Bill Passed - House (65 - 49)
Nay
3/01/13 HB 1247 Prohibits Using a Hand-Held Cell Phone While Driving
Bill Passed - House (64 - 46)
Nay
2/20/13 HJRCA 18 Repeals the Position of Lieutenant Governor
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/15/13 SB 2356 Increases Speed Limit on Non-Urban Highways
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
1/08/13 SB 957 Authorizes Temporary Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants
Bill Passed - House (65 - 46)
Yea
12/04/12 SB 681 Authorizes State Residents To Purchase Ammunition From In-State Companies
Veto Override Passed - House (78 - 28)
Yea
5/31/12 HB 1907 Illinois Street Gang and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (93 - 18)
Yea
5/31/12 SB 1064 Prohibits Private Security Services in Detention Centers
Bill Failed - House (57 - 58)
Yea
5/31/12 SB 1566 Increases License Plate Fees
Bill Passed - House (61 - 56)
Nay
5/31/12 SB 2621 Amends the Department of Corrections' Early Release Program
Bill Passed - House (68 - 50)
Nay
5/30/12 SB 3442 Requires Recycling of Plastic Bags
Bill Passed - House (72 - 44)
Yea
5/25/12 SB 2194 Increases Cigarette Tax
Bill Passed - House (60 - 52)
Nay
5/24/12 SB 2840 Limits Medicaid Funding
Bill Passed - House (94 - 22)
Yea
5/23/12 SB 1849 Expands Gambling
Bill Passed - House (69 - 47)
Nay
5/22/12 SB 1808 Authorizes Individuals to Record Law Enforcement Officers
Bill Passed - House (71 - 45)
Yea
5/15/12 HB 3859 Requires Publication of Reduced Tax Rates under the EDGE Program
Bill Passed - House (84 - 26)
Yea
5/09/12 SB 1313 Limits Health Care Coverage for Retired State Employees
Bill Passed - House (74 - 43)
Yea
3/29/12 Amendment No. 4 Requires Physicians to Provide Information About Side Effects of Erectile Dysfunction Drugs
Amendment Rejected - House (32 - 68)
Nay
3/29/12 HB 3782 Prohibits Employers from Asking for Internet Login Information
Bill Passed - House (78 - 30)
Yea
3/29/12 HB 4083 Internet Dating Site Requirements
Bill Passed - House (83 - 26)
Yea
3/29/12 HB 5531 Limits Tuition Waivers for State University Employees
Bill Failed - House (26 - 75)
Did Not Vote

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