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Key Votes

Thomas Miller, Jr.'s Voting Records

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
March 30, 2011 SB 994 Increases Sales Tax on Alcoholic Beverages Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2011 SB 116 Civil Marriage Protection Act Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 22)
Nay
April 12, 2010 HB 465 Establishes Collective Bargaining Procedures for Certain Child Care Providers Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(26 - 18)
Did Not Vote
April 12, 2010 SB 277 Modifies the Solar Energy Portfolio Standard Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(31 - 15)
Yea
April 12, 2010 SB 590 Establishes a Public School Labor Relations Board Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(35 - 12)
Yea
April 10, 2010 SB 627 Establishes Medical Marijuana Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 12)
Yea
April 7, 2010 HB 825 Increase in Motor Vehicle Liability Payment Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 20)
Yea
April 1, 2010 SB 789 Requires Shift Breaks for Certain Employees Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 18)
Yea
March 24, 2010 SB 1035 Authorizes Card Games at a Specific Facility Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 13)
Yea
March 24, 2010 SB 321 Prohibiting Hand-Held Cell Phone Use While Driving Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 23)
Yea
March 24, 2010 SB 778 Prohibits Public Schools from Sending Vocational Test Scores to Military Recruiters Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 23)
Nay
March 23, 2010 SB 279 Prohibits False Claims Against State Health Plans and Programs Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 8)
Yea
March 5, 2010 SB 248 Increasing Civil Court Case Surcharges Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 11)
Yea
Feb. 25, 2010 SB 1035 Authorizes Card Games at a Specific Facility Senate Sponsor
Feb. 9, 2010 SB 627 Establishes Medical Marijuana Regulations Senate Sponsor
Jan. 25, 2010 SB 277 Modifies the Solar Energy Portfolio Standard Senate Sponsor
Jan. 25, 2010 SB 279 Prohibits False Claims Against State Health Plans and Programs Senate Sponsor
April 13, 2009 SB 278 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(36 - 9)
Yea
April 13, 2009 SB 785 Inheritance Tax Exemption for Domestic Partners Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(27 - 18)
Yea
April 10, 2009 HB 310 Extending Unemployment Benefits to Part-Time Employees Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 9)
Yea
April 6, 2009 HB 302 Allowing Judges to Confiscate Firearms from Domestic Abuse Suspects Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 15)
Yea
April 2, 2009 SB 277 Authorizing Speed Monitoring Systems Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 20)
Yea
April 1, 2009 SB 844 Public Service Commission Regulation of New Electric Generation Facilities Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 19)
Yea
March 5, 2009 SB 279 Capital Punishment Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 13)
Yea
March 2, 2009 SB 278 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 9)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2009 SB 844 Public Service Commission Regulation of New Electric Generation Facilities Senate Sponsor
Jan. 26, 2009 SB 277 Authorizing Speed Monitoring Systems Senate Sponsor
Jan. 26, 2009 SB 278 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan Senate Sponsor
Jan. 26, 2009 SB 279 Capital Punishment Restrictions Senate Sponsor
April 7, 2008 HB 374 Energy Efficiency Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 13)
Yea
April 7, 2008 HB 375 Increasing Renewable Energy Standards Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 13)
Yea
April 7, 2008 SB 1013 Regulation of Power Plants Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(34 - 11)
Yea
April 7, 2008 SB 268 Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Program Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(30 - 16)
Yea
April 5, 2008 SB 90 2008-2009 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(38 - 7)
Yea
April 3, 2008 Amnd. 663027/2 Power Plant Regulation Amendment Adopted - Senate
(27 - 18)
Nay
April 3, 2008 SB 46 Computer Services Sales Tax Repeal and Other Tax Adjustments Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 17)
Yea
April 1, 2008 SB 268 Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Program Bill Failed - Senate
(21 - 25)
Yea
March 28, 2008 HB 362 Department of Information Technology Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 14)
Yea
March 26, 2008 SB 373 Tax Credit for Educational Donations Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 17)
Yea
March 24, 2008 SB 309 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 16)
Yea
March 24, 2008 SB 597 Property Transfer Tax Exemptions for Domestic Partners Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 21)
Nay
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 18, 2008 SB 566 Hospital Visitation/Decision-Making Rights for Domestic Partners Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 17)
Yea
March 14, 2008 SB 461 Prohibiting Cell Phone Use by Drivers Under 18 Bill Failed - Senate
(22 - 21)
Yea
March 14, 2008 SB 90 2008-2009 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 7)
Yea
March 12, 2008 SB 42 Temporary Confiscation of Firearms Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 17)
Yea
March 6, 2008 SB 646 Allowing For-Profit Entities to Provide Credit Counseling Bill Passed - Senate
(41 - 5)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2008 SB 243 Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 21, 2008 SB 111 Expanding Hate Crimes Classification to Homeless Bill Passed - Senate
(40 - 4)
Yea

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