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Janet Howell's Selected Sponsorships

Office: State Senate (VA) - District 32, Democratic Minority Whip

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 8, 2016 SB 335 Prohibits State Employers From Inquiring about an Applicant's Criminal History Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 28, 2015 SB 106 Authorizes No-Excuse In-Person Absentee Voting Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 31, 2014 SB 785 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity House Co-sponsor
Jan. 7, 2014 HB 706 Authorizes Legislators to Hire Counsel to Represent Virginia in Court House Co-sponsor
Jan. 12, 2011 SB 1062 Health Insurance Coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorder Senate Sponsor
Jan. 10, 2011 SB 949 Allowing Absentee Voting For Any Reason Senate
(24 - 14)
Jan. 13, 2010 SB 464 Requiring Insurance Coverage of Autism Disorder Senate Sponsor
Jan. 5, 2010 SB 83 Authorizing No-Excuse, In-Person Absentee Voting Senate Sponsor
Jan. 14, 2009 SB 1257 Background Checks for Gun Show Purchases Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 24, 2008 SB 810 Authorizing No-Excuse, In-Person Absentee Voting Senate Sponsor
June 23, 2008 SB 6009 Transportation Taxes Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 8, 2007 SB 920 Requirements For Absentee Voting Senate Sponsor
Jan. 11, 2006 HB 45 Death Penalty Age Restrictions House Co-sponsor
Jan. 11, 2006 SB 253 Mandatory Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Senate Sponsor

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