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Ron Shimanski's Selected Sponsorships

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 16, 2012 HF 2341 Requires Physicians to Administer Abortion Drugs In Person House Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2012 SF 1921 Increases Requirements for Abortion Providers Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 1, 2012 HF 2083 Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt House Co-sponsor
April 27, 2011 SF 1308 Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage Senate Co-sponsor
April 14, 2011 HF 1467 Expands the Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense House Co-sponsor
April 14, 2011 HF 1485 Authorizes New Vikings Stadium House Co-sponsor
Jan. 10, 2011 HF 1 Environmental Review Requirements House Co-sponsor
Jan. 10, 2011 SF 4 Repealing the Ban on Construction of New Nuclear Power Plants Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 12, 2008 SF 2369 Background Checks for Coaches Senate Sponsor
April 20, 2007 H Amendment Prohibiting Public Funding for Abortions House Sponsor

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