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Key Votes

Thomas Miller, Jr.'s Voting Records on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Thomas 'Mike' V. Miller, Jr.
Office: State Senate (MD) - District 27, Democratic President
First Elected: 11/05/1974
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State Senate - District 27
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 24, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Married; 5 Children
Birth Date: 12/03/1942
Birth Place: Clinton, MD
Home City: Clinton, MD
Religion: Catholic

Maryland Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 4, 2013 SB 281 Amends Firearms Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(28 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2013 SB 281 Amends Firearms Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 19)
Yea
Jan. 18, 2013 SB 281 Amends Firearms Regulations Senate Sponsor
March 24, 2010 SB 321 Prohibiting Hand-Held Cell Phone Use While Driving Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 23)
Yea
April 2, 2009 SB 277 Authorizing Speed Monitoring Systems Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 20)
Yea
March 20, 2008 SB 2 Banning Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 21)
Yea
March 18, 2008 SB 269 Authorizing Speed Monitoring Systems Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 21)
Yea
March 12, 2008 SB 42 Temporary Confiscation of Firearms Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 17)
Yea
April 5, 2007 HB 359 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 14)
Yea
March 26, 2007 SB 91 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 13)
Yea
March 23, 2007 SB 488 Felon Voting Rights Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 19)
Yea
March 16, 2007 SB 533 Removal of Remarriage Barriers Bill Failed - Senate
(22 - 22)
Yea
March 6, 2007 SB 160 Discrimination Against the Homeless Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 9)
Yea
March 28, 2006 SB 539 Hate Crimes Against Homeless Persons Bill Bill Failed - Senate
(20 - 25)
Nay
March 27, 2006 SB 539 Hate Crimes Against Homeless Persons Bill Bill Failed - Senate
(23 - 22)
Nay

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  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.

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