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Key Votes

Jean Preston's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care

Full Name: Jean Rouse Preston
Gender: Female
Family: Widow; 2 Children: Suzanne, Lisa (deceased)
Birth Date: 05/25/1935
Home City: Emerald Isle, NC
Religion: Presbyterian

North Carolina Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 18, 2011 HB 578 State Health Plan Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 16)
Yea
April 14, 2011 SB 265 Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees Veto Override Passed - Senate
(30 - 17)
Did Not Vote
March 28, 2011 SB 265 Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 16)
Yea
March 2, 2011 SB 33 Medical Malpractice Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 13)
Yea
July 7, 2010 HB 1726 Child Care Nutrition and Activity Standards Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 13)
Yea
May 11, 2009 HB 2 Statewide Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 18)
Nay
April 22, 2009 SB 287 State Health Plan Changes and Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(29 - 19)
Nay
March 24, 2009 SB 287 State Health Plan Changes and Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 18)
Nay
June 17, 2008 SB 1686 Restrictions on Public Smoking Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 15)
Nay
July 3, 2007 SCS HB 973 Mental Health Insurance Coverage Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 12)
Yea
May 15, 2007 SB 1006 Confidentiality of Competitive Health Care Information Act Bill Passed - Senate
(45 - 5)
Yea
July 20, 2006 HB 2699 Early Childhood Vision Care Program Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(88 - 15)
Yea

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