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Dennis Black's Voting Records

Office: State Senate (IA) - District 15, Democratic

Iowa Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 1, 2014 SF 2360 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Oil Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(38 - 8)
Yea
April 24, 2014 SF 2360 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Oil Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 12)
Yea
April 23, 2014 SF 2347 2014-2015 Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(28 - 21)
Yea
March 27, 2014 HF 2438 Establishes a Retroactive Heavy Equipment Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 21)
Yea
March 18, 2014 SF 2318 Amends School Harassment and Bullying Policies Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 5, 2014 SF 2079 Increases School Funding Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 23)
Yea
May 22, 2013 SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(26 - 24)
Yea
May 1, 2013 HF 527 Requires DNA Samples from Individuals Convicted Of Aggravated Misdemeanors Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 20)
Yea
April 30, 2013 HF 638 Appropriates Funds for Infrastructure Projects Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 23)
Yea
April 18, 2013 HF 604 2013-2014 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 22)
Yea
April 17, 2013 SF 447 2013-2014 Justice Department Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 23)
Yea
April 16, 2013 SF 439 Establishes a Tax Credit for Farmers Who Donate to Food Banks Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 15)
Yea
April 16, 2013 SF 440 Appropriates Funds for Mental Health Services Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 17)
Yea
April 3, 2013 SF 430 2013-2014 Economic Development Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 24)
Yea
April 1, 2013 SF 429 2013-14 Community Colleges Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 19)
Yea
March 26, 2013 SF 423 Amends Education Provisions Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 23)
Yea
March 25, 2013 SF 296 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 23)
Yea
March 20, 2013 SF 422 Increases Earned Income Tax Credit Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2013 SF 161 Establishes the School Budget Growth for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 22)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2013 SF 162 Establishes the School Budget Growth for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 22)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2013 SF 52 Establishes the School Budget Growth for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 23)
Yea
May 8, 2012 SF 2284 Education Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(31 - 15)
Yea
May 8, 2012 SF 2344 Reduces Certain Business Property Taxes Bill Failed - Senate
(24 - 23)
Yea
April 24, 2012 HF 2460 Limits Tax Increment Financing Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 22)
Yea
April 12, 2012 S 5206 Prohibits State Funding For Abortions Amendment Rejected - Senate
(22 - 25)
Nay
April 9, 2012 SF 2284 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 24)
Yea
March 13, 2012 SF 2275 Authorizes Internet Gambling Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 20)
Yea
March 5, 2012 SF 2304 Requires DNA Samples from all Individuals Convicted of Certain Misdemeanors Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2012 HF 589 Prohibits Obtaining Employment at Agriculture Facilities Under False Pretenses Bill Passed - Senate
(40 - 10)
Yea
June 30, 2011 HF 649 Appropriations for Health and Human Services Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(27 - 18)
Yea
May 16, 2011 SF 534 Abortion Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 23)
Yea
April 20, 2011 SF 525 Revises the Iowa Mental Health System Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 23)
Yea
April 20, 2011 SF 526 Requires a Study to Weigh Outcomes of Authorizing Online Poker in Iowa Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 12)
Yea
April 14, 2011 HF 682 Congressional and Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(48 - 1)
Yea
March 23, 2011 HF 617 Alcoholic Beverage Permits Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 14)
Yea
March 22, 2011 SF 464 Establishment of an Open Season for Hunting Mourning Doves Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 18)
Yea
March 15, 2011 SF 301 Low Interest Loans for Small Businesses Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 24)
Yea
March 15, 2011 SF 328 Funding for Education and Employment Training Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 24)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2011 SF 166 Funding for Public Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 24)
Yea
March 30, 2010 HF 2531 Appropriations and Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(29 - 16)
Yea
March 29, 2010 SF 2379 Requiring County Sheriffs to Issue Concealed Weapons Permits to Qualified Applicants Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(38 - 4)
Yea
March 29, 2010 SF 2389 Iowa Jobs II Program and Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(27 - 17)
Nay
March 27, 2010 Amdt 5371 Authorizing Qualified Individuals to Conceal Weapons Without a Permit Amendment Rejected - Senate
(20 - 28)
Nay
March 26, 2010 S 5340 Prohibiting Individual Health Care Mandate Amendment Rejected - Senate
(18 - 31)
Nay
March 23, 2010 HF 2456 Texting While Driving Ban Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(37 - 12)
Yea
March 22, 2010 SF 2380 Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(31 - 19)
Yea
March 18, 2010 HF 2518 Retirement Contribution Rate Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 16)
Yea
March 17, 2010 SF 2380 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 18)
Yea
March 16, 2010 SF 2376 2010-2011 Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 20)
Yea
March 16, 2010 SF 2378 Increase in Fees for Traffic Violations Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 17)
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
  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.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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