Senator Joshua Miller's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Joshua Miller
Current Office: State Senate - District 28, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State Senate - District 28
Primary Sept. 9, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Nancy; 1 Child: Nicholas
Birth Date: 04/17/1954
Birth Place: Providence, RI
Home City: Cranston, RI
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/19/14 H 7194A Increases the Minimum Wage
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 5)
Yea
6/18/14 H 8072A Repeals Straight Party Voting Option on Election Ballots
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 3)
Nay
6/05/14 S 2796A Establishes Preference In State and Business Contracts
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
Yea
5/14/14 S 2059 Amends High School Graduation Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 5)
Yea
5/01/14 H 7944A Authorizes the State to Assume Control of Certain Fire Districts
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 5)
Yea
1/21/14 S 2059 Amends High School Graduation Requirements
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
5/22/13 S 256 Increases Minimum Wage
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
Did Not Vote
4/24/13 H 5015 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
Yea
6/13/12 H 7782 Regulates Auto Insurance Company Claims and Practices
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
Yea
6/13/12 H 7909 Requires State Health Laws to Comply with the Affordable Care Act
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
Yea
6/12/12 S 2052 Homeless Bill of Rights
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 2)
Yea
6/11/12 H 7323 2012-2013 Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 7)
Yea
6/07/12 S 2374 Increases Minimum Wage
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11)
Yea
6/05/12 S 2253 Decriminalizes Small Amounts of Marijuana
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 6)
Yea
5/09/12 S 2555 A Authorizes Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 3)
Yea
3/13/12 S 2322 Prohibits The Use Of Tanning Facilities By Minors
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
Did Not Vote
2/28/12 S 2555 A Authorizes Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
None - Senate
Sponsor
2/07/12 S 2322 Prohibits The Use Of Tanning Facilities By Minors
None - Senate
Sponsor
2/01/12 S 2178 State Senate, State House, and Congressional Redistricting
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 2)
Yea
1/26/12 S 2253 Decriminalizes Small Amounts of Marijuana
None - Senate
Sponsor
11/17/11 H 6319 Amending the Pension System
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 2)
Yea
6/29/11 H 6103 Authorizes Civil Unions
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
Yea
5/12/11 S 400 Voter Identification Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 6)
Nay
4/05/11 S 87 Establishing the Rhode Island Health Benefit Exchange
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
Nay
6/10/10 H 8094 Education Funding Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 9)
Yea
10/29/09 HB 5044 Prostitution Ban
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 2)
Yea
6/30/09 H 5005 Voter Pre-Registration
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 4)
Yea
6/30/09 S 286 Relating to Video Lottery Terminals
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
Yea
6/26/09 H 5983 2009-2010 Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 2)
Yea
6/16/09 H 5359 Medical Marijuana
Veto Override Passed - Senate (35 - 3)
Yea
5/27/09 S 659 Minimum Wage
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
Yea
4/02/09 H 5019 2008-2009 Budget Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 6)
Yea
6/17/08 H 7106 Allow Sixteen- and Seventeen-Year-Olds to Pre-register to Vote
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 4)
Yea
6/17/08 S 2706 Red Light Cameras
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 2)
Yea
5/27/08 S 2081 Allowing Sixteen- and Seventeen-Year-Olds to Pre-register to Vote
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 4)
Yea
5/27/08 S 2112 National Popular Vote
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
Yea
5/06/08 H 7040 Twenty-Four Hour Operation of Video Lottery Games
Veto Override Passed - Senate (24 - 8)
Yea
5/01/08 H 7204 2007-2008 Budget Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
Nay
4/29/08 S 2009 Expansion of Video Lottery Facility Hours
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 6)
Yea
6/19/07 LCO # 2552/4 to H5300Aaa Repeal of Provision Requiring the Trying Seventeen Year-Olds as Adults in Criminal Cases
Amendment Rejected - Senate (5 - 30)
Yea
6/19/07 LCO # 2572/2 to H5300A Privatization of State Services Repeal
Amendment Rejected - Senate (9 - 24)
Nay
5/10/07 S 21 Telephone Political Solicitation Act
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 13)
Yea

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