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Ralph Northam's Voting Records on Issue:

Office: Governor (VA), Democratic

Virginia Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 31, 2013 SB 975 Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 10)
Feb. 17, 2011 SB 1062 Health Insurance Coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorder Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(29 - 8)
Feb. 16, 2010 SB 464 Requiring Insurance Coverage of Autism Disorder Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 13)
Feb. 1, 2010 SB 283 Prohibiting Federal Individual Health Insurance Mandate Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 17)
Feb. 19, 2009 SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Restaurants Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(27 - 13)
Feb. 3, 2009 SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Bars and Restaurants Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 13)
March 13, 2008 HB 30 2008-2010 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(26 - 14)
Feb. 27, 2008 HB 30 2008-2010 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 18)
Feb. 5, 2008 SB 202 Local Regulation of Smoking in Restaurants Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 9)
Feb. 5, 2008 SB 298 Banning Smoking Public Places Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Feb. 5, 2008 SB 501 Restaurant and Bar Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 10)

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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