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Key Votes

Doug Collins' Voting Records on Issue: Crime

Full Name: Douglas 'Doug' A. Collins
Office: U.S. House (GA) - District 9, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 9
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Lisa; 3 Children: Jordan, Copelan, Cameron
Birth Date: 08/16/1966
Birth Place: Gainesville, GA
Home City: Gainsville, GA
Religion: Baptist

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 14, 2013 H Amdt 168 Establishes Framework for the Closing of the Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by December 1, 2014 Amendment Rejected - House
(174 - 249)
Nay
June 14, 2013 HR 1960 Authorizes Military Sexual Assault Victims to Decide who Determines Their Case Motion Rejected - House
(194 - 225)
Nay
June 4, 2013 H Amdt 84 Authorizes Funds for the Construction of United States Prison for Prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Amendment Rejected - House
(170 - 254)
Nay
Feb. 28, 2013 H Amdt 23 Reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act Amendment Rejected - House
(166 - 257)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(286 - 138)
Nay

Georgia Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 29, 2012 HB 1114 Prohibits Assisted Suicide Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(115 - 53)
Yea
March 7, 2012 HB 1114 Prohibits Assisted Suicide Bill Passed - House
(124 - 45)
Yea
March 5, 2012 HB 717 Penalties for Owners of Dogs Involved in a Second Assault Bill Failed - House
(82 - 73)
Nay
April 4, 2008 HB 978 Vehicle Seizures for Unlicensed Drivers Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(115 - 44)
Yea
March 20, 2008 SB 350 Increasing Penalties for Driving Without a License Bill Passed - House
(99 - 68)
Yea
March 19, 2008 Fleming AM 29 0700 Amending Capital Punishment Sentencing Procedures Amendment Adopted - House
(100 - 66)
Yea
March 19, 2008 SB 145 Amending Sentencing Guidelines for Murder Bill Passed - House
(112 - 55)
Yea
March 4, 2008 HB 1245 Public Defender Funding Amendments Bill Passed - House
(141 - 21)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2008 HB 978 Vehicle Seizures for Undocumented Immigrant Traffic Violations Bill Passed - House
(104 - 51)
Yea
Jan. 29, 2008 HB 908 Expanding Sex Offender Restrictions Bill Passed - House
(141 - 29)
Yea
Jan. 28, 2008 HB 301 Increasing Dogfighting Penalties Bill Passed - House
(165 - 6)
Yea
March 20, 2007 HCS HB 185 Death Penalty Rules Bill Passed - House
(106 - 65)
Yea

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