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Key Votes

Earl Jaques, Jr.'s Voting Records

Full Name: Earl G. Jaques, Jr.
Office: State House (DE) - District 27, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State House - District 27
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Carole; 2 Children; 3 Grandchildren
Birth Date: 10/05/1947
Birth Place: Menominee, MI
Home City: Newark, DE
Religion: Methodist

Delaware Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 1, 2014 SB 220 Appropriates Funds for State Casino Relief Bill Passed - House
(27 - 10)
Did Not Vote
June 26, 2014 HB 13 Prohibits Lawmakers from Becoming Lobbyists for 1 Year After Leaving Office Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(33 - 7)
Yea
June 26, 2014 SB 36 Authorizes Judges to Hold Suspects of Violent Felonies without Bail Amendment Adopted - House
(29 - 12)
Yea
June 25, 2014 SB 36 Authorizes Judges to Hold Suspects of Violent Felonies without Bail Amendment Rejected - House
(24 - 15)
Yea
June 3, 2014 SB 209 Amends Charter School Laws Bill Passed - House
(24 - 13)
Did Not Vote
April 3, 2014 HB 265 Increases Certain Business Taxes Bill Passed - House
(26 - 13)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2014 SB 6 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House
(27 - 14)
Yea
June 18, 2013 SB 97 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Expression Bill Passed - House
(24 - 17)
Yea
April 23, 2013 HB 75 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House
(23 - 18)
Nay
March 28, 2013 HB 35 Requires Background Checks Prior to the Purchase of Firearms Bill Passed - House
(24 - 17)
Yea
March 20, 2013 SB 21 Requires the Governor to Appoint Labor Union Representatives to a State Benefits Committee Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 9, 2013 HB 13 Prohibits Lawmakers from Becoming Lobbyists for 1 Year After Leaving Office House Sponsor
June 19, 2012 SB 205 Requires Manufactured Home Community Owners to Explain Rent Increases Bill Failed - House
(14 - 22)
Did Not Vote
June 12, 2012 HB 333 Authorizes Online Gambling Bill Passed - House
(29 - 8)
Did Not Vote
May 17, 2012 SB 185 Requires Lobbyists to Report Their Activities in the Legislature Bill Passed - House
(26 - 12)
Yea
May 1, 2012 HB 289 Limits Payday Loans Bill Passed - House
(26 - 7)
Yea
July 1, 2011 SB 137 Specialty-Tier Prescription Drugs Bill Passed - House
(28 - 13)
Yea
July 1, 2011 SB 65 Expansion of Criminal Nuisance Definition Bill Passed - House
(26 - 15)
Yea
June 30, 2011 HB 95 Motorcycle Helmet Requirement Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(28 - 11)
Yea
May 5, 2011 SB 17 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House
(27 - 14)
Yea
May 4, 2011 HB 100 Background Checks for Contractors on School Premises House Co-sponsor
April 14, 2011 SB 30 Same-Sex Civil Unions Bill Passed - House
(26 - 15)
Yea
March 22, 2011 HB 47 State Inspections of Abortion Clinics Bill Passed - House
(27 - 12)
Yea
March 15, 2011 HA 1 Reduced Punishment for Drug Possession Amendment Adopted - House
(21 - 17)
Yea
Jan. 20, 2011 HB 19 Reduce Punishment for Drug Possession House Co-sponsor
June 23, 2010 HB 317 Home Solicitation Regulations Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(22 - 15)
Yea
May 11, 2010 SB 234 Universal Recycling and Beverage Containers Bill Passed - House
(26 - 12)
Yea
April 27, 2010 HB 347 Raising the Reporting Age for Misdemeanors by Students Bill Passed - House
(22 - 9)
Yea
April 20, 2010 SB 234 Universal Recycling and Beverage Containers Senate Sponsor
March 25, 2010 HB 317 Home Solicitation Regulations Bill Passed - House
(28 - 11)
Yea
Jan. 21, 2010 HB 310 Legalizing Table Games Bill Passed - House
(27 - 5)
Did Not Vote
June 30, 2009 HB 290 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - House
(27 - 14)
Yea
June 29, 2009 HB 210 Liquor License Fee Bill Passed - House
(25 - 16)
Yea
June 29, 2009 HB 211 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - House
(25 - 15)
Yea
June 29, 2009 HB 212 Alcohol Tax Increase Bill Failed - House
(22 - 19)
Yea
June 29, 2009 HB 291 Estate Tax Bill Passed - House
(25 - 16)
Yea
June 24, 2009 HB 198 National Popular Vote Bill Passed - House
(23 - 12)
Did Not Vote
June 24, 2009 SB 121 Adding Sexual Orientation to Delaware Anti-Discriminatory Laws Bill Passed - House
(26 - 14)
Yea
June 9, 2009 HB 117 School Board Elections Bill Passed - House
(23 - 17)
Yea
June 4, 2009 SB 121 Adding Sexual Orientation to Delaware Anti-Discriminatory Laws Senate Sponsor
May 8, 2009 HB 100 Reestablishing a Sports Lottery Bill Passed - House
(30 - 4)
Did Not Vote
April 2, 2009 HB 107 Manufactured Housing Rental Regulations Bill Passed - House
(22 - 16)
Yea

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