Senator Heather Steans's Voting Records

Office: State Senate (IL) - District 7, Democratic
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
8/13/17 SB 1 Specifies School Funding Reallocation
Veto Override Passed - Senate (38 - 19)
Nay
7/04/17 SB 6 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018
Veto Override Passed - Senate (39 - 15)
Yea
5/31/17 HB 1785 Authorizes Birth Certificate Changes for Transgender People
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 22)
Yea
5/31/17 SB 31 Establishes the Illinois TRUST Act.
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 17)
Yea
5/30/17 HB 2462 Prohibits Screening Job Applicants Based on Wage or Salary History
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 18)
Yea
5/23/17 SB 9 Increases Taxes to Fund the State Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 26)
Yea
5/17/17 SB 1 Specifies School Funding Reallocation
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 18)
Yea
5/17/17 SB 6 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 21)
Yea
5/17/17 SB 7 Establishes Gambling Industry Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 24)
Yea
5/10/17 HB 40 Amends Restrictions on Publicly Funded Abortions
Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 22)
Yea
5/10/17 SB 1351 Establishes Laws Governing Student Loan Servicers
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 15)
Yea
5/05/17 SB 1761 Prohibits "Gay Panic" Defense
Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 0)
Yea
5/05/17 SB 1933 Authorizes Automatic Voter Registration
Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 0)
Yea
5/04/17 SB 31 Establishes the Illinois TRUST Act.
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 21)
Yea
4/27/17 SB 1657 Authorizes State Level Licenses for Gun Dealers
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 21)
Yea
2/10/17 HB 3649 Requires Monthly Reports on State Debt
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/10/17 HB 3904 Requires Gender-Responsive Practices in Women's Prisons
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/10/17 SB 1933 Authorizes Automatic Voter Registration
None - Senate
Sponsor
2/09/17 SB 1657 Authorizes State Level Licenses for Gun Dealers
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
1/11/17 HB 40 Amends Restrictions on Publicly Funded Abortions
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/11/17 SB 31 Establishes the Illinois TRUST Act.
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
1/11/17 SB 6 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
1/11/17 SB 9 Increases Taxes to Fund the State Budget
None - Senate
Sponsor
5/31/16 SB 2048 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education
Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (17 - 31)
Nay
5/31/16 SB 2048 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education
Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (17 - 31)
Nay
5/30/16 SB 777 Amends Chicago Police and Firefighter Pension Plans
Veto Override Passed - Senate (39 - 19)
Yea
5/19/16 HB 3655 Establishes Regulations for Fantasy Sports Contests
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 22)
Nay
5/19/16 HB 4167 Appropriates Funds for Monetary Award Program Grants
Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 15)
Yea
5/19/16 SB 250 Establishes Automatic Voter Registration
Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 16)
Yea
5/18/16 SB 3011 Increases Smoking Age to 21
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 22)
Yea
5/10/16 SB 231 Appropriates Funds for Education
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 21)
Yea
4/21/16 SJRCA 29 Repeals Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Amendment Rejected - Senate (21 - 28)
Yea
4/21/16 SJRCA 30 Amends Redistricting Process
Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 19)
Yea
4/19/16 SB 2228 Classifies Minor Marijuana Possession as Civil Violation
Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 14)
Yea
4/05/16 SB 2465 Prohibits Certain Lawsuits against Inmates
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 19)
Yea
3/17/16 HB 2059 2016 Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 18)
Yea
3/03/16 HB 580 Requires Mediation of Expired State Collective Bargaining Agreements
Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 17)
Yea
3/02/16 SB 2043 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education
Veto Override Passed - Senate (37 - 17)
Yea
2/10/16 HB 5576 Requires Health Insurance Plans to Cover Birth Control
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/28/16 SB 250 Establishes Automatic Voter Registration
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
1/13/16 SB 2228 Classifies Minor Marijuana Possession as Civil Violation
None - Senate
Sponsor
9/09/15 HB 1 Expands Heroin Abuse Treatment Programs
Veto Override Passed - Senate (44 - 11)
Yea
9/09/15 SB 2046 Appropriates Funds for the Department of Public Health
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 19)
Yea
8/19/15 SB 1229 Establishes Arbitration Procedure For Labor Disputes
Veto Override Passed - Senate (38 - 15)
Yea
5/30/15 SB 1229 Establishes Arbitration Procedure For Labor Disputes
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 17)
Yea
5/29/15 HB 217 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minors
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 19)
Yea
5/29/15 HB 4151 2015-2016 Education Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 24)
Yea
5/21/15 HB 218 Classifies Marijuana Possession as a Civil Violation
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 19)
Yea
5/21/15 HB 352 Authorizes Bobcat Hunting
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
Nay
4/23/15 HB 373 Authorizes Construction of Presidential Libraries and Museums on Park Land
Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 13)
Yea

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