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Ralph Smith's Voting Records

Office: State Senate (VA) - District 19, Republican

Virginia Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 10, 2010 HB 505 Authorizing Concealed Firearms in Establishments that Serve Alcohol Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 15)
Yea
March 10, 2010 HB 885 Authorizing Concealed Firearms in Vehicles Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 16)
Yea
March 9, 2010 SB 737 Requiring Department of Education Review of Charter School Applications Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2010 HB 756 Allocating Offshore Drilling Royalties Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2010 SB 334 Authorizing Concealed Handguns in Establishments that Serve Alcohol Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 18)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2010 SB 408 Gun Regulation Modifications Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2010 SB 464 Requiring Insurance Coverage of Autism Disorder Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 13)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2010 SB 660 Internet Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 12)
Nay
Feb. 10, 2010 SB 102 Starting Biennial Budgets in Odd-Numbered Years Motion Agreed - Senate
(21 - 19)
Nay
Feb. 10, 2010 SB 601 Allocating Offshore Drilling Royalties Motion Agreed - Senate
(22 - 18)
Nay
Feb. 8, 2010 SB 239 Unemployment Benefit Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 9)
Nay
Feb. 8, 2010 SB 66 Prohibiting Sexual Orientation Discrimination in State Government Employment Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 17)
Nay
Feb. 1, 2010 SB 283 Prohibiting Federal Individual Health Insurance Mandate Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 17)
Yea
Jan. 27, 2010 SB 9 Enforcing Seat Belt Violations as Primary Offenses Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 16)
Nay
Jan. 25, 2010 SB 83 Authorizing No-Excuse, In-Person Absentee Voting Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 10)
Nay
Jan. 13, 2010 SB 601 Allocating Offshore Drilling Royalties Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 25, 2009 SB 1035 Allowing Guns in Alcohol-Serving Establishments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(22 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 24, 2009 HB 1671 "Derelict Building" Plan Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 3)
Nay
Feb. 24, 2009 HB 1826 Driver's License Suspension for Unexcused School Absences Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 3)
Yea
Feb. 19, 2009 SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Restaurants Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(27 - 13)
Nay
Feb. 9, 2009 SJ 273 Legislative Restoration of Voting Rights for Nonviolent Felons Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(27 - 13)
Nay
Feb. 9, 2009 SJ 354 Civil Rights for Nonviolent Felons Joint Resolution Failed - Senate
(19 - 19)
Nay
Feb. 5, 2009 SB 1161 Classifying a Seat Belt Violation as a Primary Offense Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 15)
Nay
Feb. 4, 2009 SB 1257 Background Checks for Gun Show Purchases Bill Failed - Senate
(19 - 21)
Nay
Feb. 4, 2009 SB 1473 Department of Forestry Land Use Permits Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 9)
Nay
Feb. 3, 2009 SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Bars and Restaurants Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 13)
Nay
Jan. 27, 2009 SB 961 Expanding Death Penalty Eligibility to Accomplices Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 16)
Yea
Jan. 26, 2009 SB 810 Authorizing No-Excuse, In-Person Absentee Voting Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 16)
Nay
June 25, 2008 SB 6009 Transportation Taxes Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 16)
Nay
March 13, 2008 HB 30 2008-2010 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(26 - 14)
Nay
March 6, 2008 HB 12 Payday Lending Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 2)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2008 HB 30 2008-2010 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 18)
Nay
Feb. 25, 2008 HB 11 Property Tax Exemptions Motion Agreed - Senate
(21 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 25, 2008 HB 933 "Triggerman Rule" in Capital Murder Cases Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 12, 2008 SB 476 Prohibiting Drinking with a Concealed Weapon Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2008 SB 436 Concealed Weapons in Vehicles Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 9)
Yea
Feb. 5, 2008 SB 202 Local Regulation of Smoking in Restaurants Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 9)
Nay
Feb. 5, 2008 SB 298 Banning Smoking Public Places Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Nay
Feb. 5, 2008 SB 501 Restaurant and Bar Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 10)
Nay

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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