General Assembly Vote Tracker

BIG Vote Tracker Update: Lots of Action in the General Assembly

We have several pieces of legislation that we have been following that have gotten votes in one House of the General Assembly.   The voting reports on those bills are below.   HB14, Rep. Sean Lynn’s motorcycle helmet law, and HB36(S), Rep. Michael Ramone’s bill to ban minor possession of tobacco, and Rep. Tim Dukes’ Child Support Lien bill (HB65), have all been tabled in committee.

The bill to ban anti-solar panel covenants, HB58, has been voted out of committee and it awaits action in the House.   No Excuse Absentee Voting (HB63) has made it out of committee.   Be sure to check out the Vote Tracker page for all the bills we are following.

HB11 – to allow former drug felons to receive funds from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Fund (TANF or AFDC) if they are eligible.
YES VOTES: HOUSE: Baumbach, Bennett, Bentz, Bolden, Brady, Briggs King, Carson, Dukes, Gray, Heffernan, Hensley, J.Johnson, Q.Johnson, Jaques, Keeley, Kenton, Kowalko, Longhurst, Matthews, Miro, Mitchell, Mulrooney, Osienski, Outten, Paradee, Postles, Ramone, B.Short, D.Short, Schwartzkopf, Smyk, Spiegelman, Viola, Williams, Wilson, Yearick
NO VOTES: HOUSE: Collins [Hudson, Lynn and Smith were absent].
HISTORY: Passed the House 37-1-3.
STATUS: Assigned to the Senate Health, Children and Social Services Committee on 3-21-17

HB13 – to clarify state law so that individual dogs are not deemed “potentially dangerous or dangerous for animal control enforcement or for purposes of criminal liability based solely on breed-specific criteria.”
YES VOTES: HOUSE: Baumbach, Bennett, Bentz, Bolden, Brady, Briggs King, Carson, Heffernan, Hudson, J.Johnson, Q.Johnson, Jaques,  Kenton, Kowalko, Longhurst, Matthews, Miro, Mitchell, Mulrooney,  Outten, Paradee, Potter, Ramone, B.Short, Schwartzkopf, Smith, Viola, Williams, Wilson, Yearick
NO VOTES: Collins, Dukes, Gray, D.Short, Hensley, Keeley, Osienski, Postles, Spiegelman, Smyk.,  [Mulrooney was absent]
HISTORY: Passed the House 30-10-1 on 3/23/17.
STATUS: Awaiting hearing in the Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee

HB47 – to remove the notary requirement for absentee voting.
YES VOTES: HOUSE: Baumbach, Bennett, Bentz, Brady, Briggs King, Carson, Collins, Dukes, Gray, Heffernan, Hensley, J.Johnson, Q.Johnson, Jaques, Keeley, Kenton, Kowalko, Longhurst, Matthews, Miro, Mitchell, Mulrooney, Osienski, Outten, Paradee, Postles, Ramone, B.Short, D.Short, Schwartzkopf, Smyk, Spiegelman, Viola, Williams, Wilson, Yearick
NO VOTES: HOUSE: None [Bolden didn’t vote, Hudson, Lynn and Smith were absent].
HISTORY: Passed the House 37-0-3-1.
STATUS: Awaiting hearing in Senate Executive Committee.

HB35 would attempt to regulate certain massage establishments that have become hotbeds of illegal activity, such as prostitution and human trafficking.
YES VOTES: HOUSE: Baumbach, Bentz, Bolden, Brady, Briggs King, Carson, Collins, Dukes, Heffernan, Hensley, Hudson, J.Johnson, Q.Johnson, Jaques, Keeley, Kenton, Kowalko, Longhurst, Lynn, Matthews, Miro, Mitchell, Mulrooney, Osienski, Outten, Paradee, Postles, Ramone, B.Short, D.Short, Schwartzkopf, Smith, Smyk, Spiegelman, Viola, Williams, Wilson, Yearick
NO VOTES: HOUSE: Bennett [Gray was absent].
HISTORY: Passed the House 39-1-1.
STATUS:  Waiting to be placed in a Senate committee for consideration.

SB17 – Banning Discrimination of HIV Organ Donations
YES VOTES: SENATE: Bonini, Bushweller, Delcollo, Ennis, Henry, Hocker, Lavelle, Lawson, Lopez, Marshall, McBride, McDowell, Pettyjohn, Poore, Richardson, Simpson, Sokola, Townsend.   HOUSE: Baumbach, Bennett, Bentz, Bolden Brady, Briggs King, Carson, Collins, Dukes, Gray, Heffernan, Hensley, J.Johnson, Q.Johnson, Jaques, Keeley, Kenton, Kowalko, Longhurst, Matthews, Miro, Mitchell, Mulrooney, Osienski, Outten, Paradee, Postles, Ramone, B.Short, D.Short, Schwartzkopf, Smyk, Spiegelman, Viola, Williams, Wilson, Yearick
NO VOTES: SENATE: None [Clouter was absent]. HOUSE: None [Hudson, Lynn and Smith were absent].
HISTORY: Passed the Senate 19-0-1. Passed the House 38-0-3.
STATUS: Sent to Governor Carney’s desk for his signature.

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