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Key Votes

Jay Hoffman's Voting Records

Full Name: Jay C. Hoffman
Office: State House (IL) - District 113, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State House - District 113
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 18, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Laurie; 2 Children: Emily, Katelyn
Birth Date: 11/06/1961
Birth Place: Highland, IL
Home City: Collinsville, IL
Religion: Catholic

Illinois Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 27, 2014 HB 4442 Requires Law Enforcement Officers to Record Ethnicity During Traffic Stops Bill Passed - House
(63 - 46)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2014 SB 1227 Extends the Date for the Governor to Submit the State Budget Bill Passed - House
(62 - 48)
Yea
Dec. 3, 2013 SB 1 Amends State Employees' Pension Plans Conference Report Adopted - House
(62 - 53)
Did Not Vote
Nov. 6, 2013 SB 1523 Amends Pension Code Bill Passed - House
(87 - 26)
Yea
Nov. 5, 2013 SB 10 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House
(61 - 54)
Yea
July 9, 2013 HB 183 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms Veto Override Passed - House
(77 - 31)
Yea
May 28, 2013 HB 1247 Prohibits Using a Hand-Held Cell Phone While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(69 - 48)
Yea
May 27, 2013 SB 1639 Requires Reimbursement for the Sale of Unhealthy Pets Bill Passed - House
(67 - 49)
Yea
May 27, 2013 SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(63 - 55)
Yea
May 22, 2013 SB 2356 Increases Speed Limit on Non-Urban Highways Bill Passed - House
(85 - 30)
Yea
May 22, 2013 SB 9 Increases Utility Rates Veto Override Passed - House
(71 - 41)
Yea
May 2, 2013 SB 1 Amends State Employees' Pension Plans Bill Passed - House
(62 - 51)
Nay
April 17, 2013 HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House
(61 - 57)
Yea
April 17, 2013 HB 226 Authorizes 17 Year Olds to Vote in Primary Elections Bill Passed - House
(95 - 22)
Yea
April 17, 2013 HB 2675 Expands Sex Education Curriculum Bill Passed - House
(66 - 52)
Yea
April 16, 2013 HB 2404 Amends Definition of Delinquent Minor Bill Passed - House
(89 - 26)
Yea
April 11, 2013 HJRCA 18 Repeals the Position of Lieutenant Governor Joint Resolution Passed - House
(83 - 28)
Nay
March 21, 2013 HB 1165 Establishes Cost of Living Adjustments in Pensions Bill Passed - House
(66 - 50)
Nay
March 21, 2013 SB 9 Increases Utility Rates Bill Passed - House
(86 - 28)
Yea
March 7, 2013 SB 622 Increases Physician License Fees Bill Passed - House
(65 - 49)
Yea
March 1, 2013 HB 1247 Prohibits Using a Hand-Held Cell Phone While Driving Bill Passed - House
(64 - 46)
Yea
Feb. 20, 2013 HB 2404 Amends Definition of Delinquent Minor House Co-sponsor
Jan. 24, 2013 SB 923 Authorizes the Use of Cameras on School Buses to Photograph Traffic Violations Senate Sponsor
Jan. 11, 2011 SB 2505 Amends Property Tax Code Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(30 - 29)
Yea
Jan. 10, 2011 SB 3644 Labor Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(64 - 49)
Nay
Jan. 6, 2011 SB 1381 Legalize Medical Marijuana Bill Failed - House
(56 - 60)
Nay
Jan. 6, 2011 SB 3539 Abolishing the Death Penalty Bill Passed - House
(60 - 54)
Nay
Jan. 4, 2011 SB 3976 Rules to Govern the Redistricting Process Bill Passed - House
(67 - 46)
Yea
Nov. 30, 2010 SB 1716 Authorizing Civil Unions Bill Passed - House
(61 - 52)
Yea
May 26, 2010 HB 4927 Video Gaming Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(81 - 26)
Yea
May 25, 2010 HB 859 2010-2011 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(66 - 50)
Nay
May 25, 2010 SB 3514 Amending State Pension Laws and Limiting Pension Appropriations Bill Passed - House
(71 - 44)
Yea
May 25, 2010 SB 3660 Emergency Budget Act of Fiscal Year 2011 Bill Passed - House
(67 - 50)
Yea
May 7, 2010 SB 1118 Business Loan Interest Rates Bill Passed - House
(73 - 36)
Yea
May 7, 2010 SB 3739 Establishing a Foreclosure Prevention Program Bill Passed - House
(87 - 26)
Yea
May 6, 2010 SB 3658 Temporary Sales Tax Holiday Bill Passed - House
(65 - 51)
Yea
May 6, 2010 SB 642 Public University Borrowing Bill Passed - House
(87 - 28)
Yea
April 29, 2010 SJR 121 Redistricting Process Modifications Bill Failed - House
(69 - 47)
Yea
April 27, 2010 SB 615 Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(73 - 41)
Yea
March 26, 2010 HB 5109 Prohibiting Public Funding of Portraits of Governors Removed From Office Bill Passed - House
(85 - 23)
Yea
March 22, 2010 HB 4886 Authorizing 4-Day School Week Bill Passed - House
(81 - 21)
Yea
March 18, 2010 HB 5428 Limiting Adoption Records Disclosure Restrictions for Adoptees Bill Passed - House
(74 - 39)
Yea
March 3, 2010 HB 2360 Homeowner's Emergency Assistance Plan Bill Passed - House
(73 - 38)
Yea
March 3, 2010 HB 4685 Eliminating General Assembly Scholarship Program Bill Passed - House
(80 - 36)
Yea
Feb. 24, 2010 HB 4654 Limiting Free Mass Transit for Seniors Bill Passed - House
(83 - 27)
Nay
Feb. 11, 2010 SB 3695 Streetgang-Related Crime Fund Changes Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 13, 2010 HB 1188 Increasing Cemetery Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(85 - 30)
Yea
Jan. 12, 2010 SB 315 Teacher Evaluation Amendments Bill Passed - House
(74 - 37)
Yea
July 15, 2009 SB 1216 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - House
(90 - 22)
Yea
July 15, 2009 SB 1292 Issuing of Bonds for Revenue Bill Passed - House
(88 - 24)
Yea

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