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Key Votes

Shane Pendergrass' Voting Records

Full Name: Shane Elizabeth Pendergrass
Office: State House (MD) - District 13, Democratic
First Elected: 11/08/1994
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State House - District 13
Primary June 24, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Bill; 2 Children: Cayley, Aaron
Birth Date: 03/14/1950
Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
Home City: Columbia, MD
Vanessa Atterbeary
(Running)
Democratic
Danny Eaton
(Running)
Republican
Fred Eiland
(Running)
Democratic
Nayab Siddiqui
(Running)
Democratic
Janet Siddiqui
(Running)
Democratic
Frank Turner
(Running)
Democratic
Jimmy Williams
(Running)
Republican
Chris Yates
(Running)
Republican

Maryland Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 1, 2014 SB 336 Establishes Certain Areas as State Wildlands Bill Passed - House
(106 - 29)
Yea
March 27, 2014 SB 212 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Gender Identity Bill Passed - House
(82 - 57)
Yea
March 7, 2014 HB 295 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House
(89 - 46)
Yea
March 7, 2014 HB 354 Amends the Sterile Needle and Syringe Exchange Program Bill Passed - House
(84 - 51)
Yea
Feb. 3, 2014 HB 739 Amends Estate Tax Laws House Co-sponsor
Jan. 28, 2014 SB 134 Establishes Emergency Health Coverage Plan Bill Passed - House
(94 - 42)
Yea
April 8, 2013 HB 224 Amends Voting Procedures Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(99 - 40)
Yea
April 8, 2013 SB 422 Requires Public School Teachers to Pay Labor Union Fees Bill Passed - House
(99 - 41)
Yea
April 6, 2013 HB 1107 Amends Prince George's County School System Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(79 - 47)
Yea
April 5, 2013 SB 715 Amends Driver's License Requirements for Undocumented Individuals Bill Passed - House
(82 - 55)
Yea
April 3, 2013 SB 281 Amends Firearms Regulations Bill Passed - House
(78 - 61)
Yea
April 2, 2013 SB 183 Authorizes Tax Credits for Certain Film Production Activities Bill Passed - House
(108 - 31)
Yea
April 1, 2013 SB 580 Expands Affirmative Defense to include a Caregiver Providing Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House
(95 - 37)
Yea
March 25, 2013 HB 1101 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House
(108 - 28)
Yea
March 25, 2013 HB 228 Specifies Operation Procedures for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Bill Passed - House
(93 - 43)
Yea
March 22, 2013 HB 1515 Increases Gas Tax Bill Passed - House
(76 - 63)
Yea
March 22, 2013 HB 860 Authorizes Construction and Renovation of Public Schools Bill Passed - House
(107 - 30)
Yea
March 21, 2013 HB 753 Classifies Cell Phone Use While Driving as a Primary Offense Bill Passed - House
(106 - 29)
Yea
March 18, 2013 HB 226 Establishes Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(88 - 48)
Yea
March 15, 2013 HB 100 2013-2014 Budget Bill Passed - House
(101 - 36)
Yea
March 15, 2013 SB 276 Repeals the Death Penalty Bill Passed - House
(82 - 56)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2013 HB 226 Establishes Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits Bill Passed - House
(86 - 48)
Yea
Feb. 8, 2013 HB 1101 Authorizes Medical Marijuana House Sponsor
Feb. 6, 2013 HB 753 Classifies Cell Phone Use While Driving as a Primary Offense House Sponsor
Jan. 21, 2013 HB 228 Specifies Operation Procedures for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange House Sponsor
Aug. 14, 2012 SB 1 Expands Gambling Bill Passed - House
(71 - 59)
Yea
May 16, 2012 SB 1301 Amends Teacher Pension Funding Bill Passed - House
(86 - 51)
Yea
May 16, 2012 SB 1302 Increases Tax Rates for Certain Individuals Bill Passed - House
(77 - 60)
Yea
April 6, 2012 SB 236 Septic System Installation Requirements Bill Passed - House
(93 - 45)
Yea
April 6, 2012 SB 433 Prohibits Employers from Asking for Private Passwords Bill Passed - House
(128 - 10)
Yea
April 5, 2012 HB 373 Raises the Dropout Age for Public School Students Bill Passed - House
(88 - 49)
Nay
March 30, 2012 HB 441 Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(88 - 47)
Yea
March 26, 2012 HB 443 Establishes State Health Insurance Exchanges Bill Passed - House
(94 - 44)
Yea
March 15, 2012 HB 650 Reduces Prison Sentences for Inmates Seeking Education Bill Passed - House
(81 - 54)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2012 HB 438 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House
(72 - 67)
Yea
Feb. 1, 2012 HB 438 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage House Sponsor
Feb. 1, 2012 HB 443 Establishes State Health Insurance Exchanges House Sponsor
Oct. 18, 2011 SB 1 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(91 - 46)
Yea
April 11, 2011 SB 167 In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Conference Report Adopted - House
(74 - 65)
Yea
April 11, 2011 SB 994 Increases Sales Tax on Alcoholic Beverages Bill Passed - House
(76 - 63)
Yea
April 9, 2011 SB 690 Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Amendments Bill Passed - House
(74 - 60)
Nay
April 8, 2011 HB 302 Parole Approval Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(75 - 65)
Yea
March 26, 2011 HB 235 Prohibiting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Bill Passed - House
(86 - 52)
Yea
March 24, 2011 HB 70 2012-2013 Budget Bill Passed - House
(97 - 42)
Yea
March 9, 2011 Amendment 223923 Civil Marriage Protection Act Amendment Rejected - House
(63 - 72)
Nay
March 8, 2011 HB 302 Parole Approval Bill Passed - House
(74 - 66)
Yea
April 12, 2010 HB 465 Establishes Collective Bargaining Procedures for Certain Child Care Providers Conference Report Adopted - House
(100 - 39)
Yea
April 12, 2010 SB 789 Requires Shift Breaks for Certain Employees Bill Passed - House
(94 - 45)
Yea
April 10, 2010 SB 277 Modifies the Solar Energy Portfolio Standard Bill Passed - House
(109 - 31)
Yea
April 10, 2010 SB 778 Prohibits Public Schools from Sending Vocational Test Scores to Military Recruiters Bill Passed - House
(95 - 42)
Yea

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
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