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Jean Preston's Voting Records

North Carolina Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 30, 2009 SB 311 Continuing Budget Authority Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(35 - 13)
Nay
June 24, 2009 HB 442 Regulating the Use of Corporal Punishment in Schools Bill Failed - Senate
(21 - 25)
Nay
June 24, 2009 SB 943 Expanding Production Company Tax Credit Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 17)
Nay
June 2, 2009 SB 703 Restrictions on the State Treasurer Regarding the State Pension Fund Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(36 - 12)
Nay
May 14, 2009 SB 461 Racial Discrimination in Capital Sentences Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 10)
Yea
May 11, 2009 HB 2 Statewide Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 18)
Nay
May 6, 2009 SB 526 Prevention of Bullying and Violence in Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 22)
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
Feb. 19, 2009 SB 15 Limiting Per Diem Payments to Legislators Motion Agreed - Senate
(37 - 11)
Yea
Jan. 29, 2009 SB 15 Limiting Per Diem Payments to Legislators Senate
(37 - 11)
Co-sponsor
July 17, 2008 HB 2340 Prohibiting Children from Riding in Pickup Truck Beds Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 20)
Yea
July 17, 2008 HB 2499 Water Management During Droughts Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 9)
Yea
July 17, 2008 HB 2690 Durham County Meals Tax Bill Passed - Senate
(41 - 22)
Nay
July 16, 2008 SB 1695 Tractor Trailer Length Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(43 - 1)
Yea
July 10, 2008 HB 822 Swine Farm Rebuilding Bill Passed - Senate
(40 - 8)
Yea
July 8, 2008 HB 2436 2008-2009 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(32 - 14)
Nay
July 2, 2008 SB 1988 Outlaws Burning Crosses and Hanging Nooses Bill Passed - Senate
(47 - 3)
Yea
June 19, 2008 HB 2436 2008-2009 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 14)
Nay
June 19, 2008 SB 1951 Repeal Land Transfer Tax Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 6)
Yea
June 17, 2008 SB 1686 Restrictions on Public Smoking Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 15)
Nay
May 20, 2008 SB 1695 Tractor Trailer Length Senate Co-sponsor
July 17, 2007 CS HB 1016 County Medicaid Cost Assumption Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 18)
Nay
July 17, 2007 CS SB 563 Traffic and Personal Safety Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 22)
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
May 14, 2007 CS SB 954 Presidential Election by Popular Vote Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 18)
Nay
July 26, 2006 HB 1024 Instant Runoff Voting Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(59 - 52)
Nay
July 25, 2006 HB 1323 Establishment of NC Innocence Inquiry Commission Conference Report Adopted - House
(86 - 28)
Yea
July 20, 2006 HB 2699 Early Childhood Vision Care Program Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(88 - 15)
Yea
July 12, 2006 SB 1289 Cell Phone Use by Drivers Under 18 Prohibited Bill Passed - House
(89 - 22)
Yea
July 6, 2006 SB 774 Seat Belt Requirements Bill Passed - House
(61 - 44)
Did Not Vote
June 15, 2006 SB 1741 Fiscal Budget of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(91 - 23)
Nay
May 30, 2006 HB 2174 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House
(72 - 43)
Nay

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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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