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Gail Schwartz's Voting Records on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Colorado Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 23, 2012 SB 147 Prohibits False Information Regarding Election Procedures and Voter Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 16)
April 30, 2009 SB 296 Seat Belt Violation as Primary Offense Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 15)
April 27, 2009 SB 241 DNA Sampling Upon Felony Arrest Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 7)
March 18, 2008 HB 1297 Supplemental Department of Public Safety Funding Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 9)
March 10, 2008 HJR 1009 Ratification of the UN Convention Against the Discrimination of Women Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(19 - 14)
April 17, 2007 SB 25 Sexual Orientation Workplace Discrimination Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 15)
April 12, 2007 HB 1330 Second Parent Adoption Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 15)
March 26, 2007 HB 1269 Casino Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 16)

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