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Dick Saslaw's Voting Records on Issue:

Office: State Senate (VA) - District 35, Democratic Minority Leader

Virginia Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 26, 2016 HB 1371 Prohibits Cities from Increasing Minimum Wage or Benefits Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 19)
Jan. 29, 2016 SB 12 Prohibits Discrimination in Public Employment Based on Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 15)
Jan. 25, 2016 SB 335 Prohibits State Employers From Inquiring about an Applicant's Criminal History Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Jan. 8, 2016 SB 335 Prohibits State Employers From Inquiring about an Applicant's Criminal History Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 11, 2014 SB 590 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 20)
Feb. 14, 2012 SB 438 Amends Teacher Contracts Bill Failed - Senate
(18 - 20)
Feb. 2, 2011 SB 747 Prohibits Discrimination in State Employment Based on Sexual Orientation Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 18)

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