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Jean Preston's Selected Sponsorships

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 17, 2012 SB 820 Authorizes Hydraulic Fracturing Senate Co-sponsor
April 23, 2012 SB 795 Amends Teacher Tenure System Senate Co-sponsor
March 23, 2011 SB 416 Death Penalty Discrimination Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 3, 2011 SB 33 Medical Malpractice Amendments Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 1, 2011 SB 13 2010-2011 Budget Amendments Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 31, 2011 SB 8 None Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 29, 2009 SB 15 Limiting Per Diem Payments to Legislators Senate
(37 - 11)
May 20, 2008 SB 1695 Tractor Trailer Length Senate Co-sponsor

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