2017 Roll-Call Votes

This page contains links to explanations of my votes on important issues. It does not show EVERY vote. Most votes on the floor of the House of Representatives are voice votes and generally they are nearly unanimous. 

A bill is 'read' three times, though it is never actually read out loud to the full House. The first reading is when the bill is introduced and passed to a committee without a vote. For second reading the bill is 'reported' by the committee that handled it. The reporter explains the bill. After the report, other legislators can ask questions of the reporter. At this time there can also be amendments proposed and voted upon. Those votes may be roll-call votes. Eventually the bill, as amended, is voted on for third reading. Generally that is a voice vote and agreed to. The bill then sits for a day before it comes back again for third reading. Again there can be amendments and roll-call votes. Finally the amended bill is voted upon and either approved and passed on to either the Senate or the Governor or it is rejected and dies.

For roll-call votes, each representative is called upon to answer "yes" or "no". My votes are recorded and available online .

If you think there are other important votes that need explaining, contact me and I'll add them to this page.

  • H.170 and S.22 Marijuana.
  • H.196 Paid Family Leave.
  • H.197 PTSD and Workmans Compensation.
  • H. 509 Beck Amendment State-wide negotiations of teacher health care benefits.
  • H.R.14 The Governor's executive order to merge the Liquor and Lottery divisions.
  • H.136 Business accommodations for pregnant women.
  • H.422 Firearms and domestic assault.
  • H.R.9 Resolution regarding abortion rights.
  • H.R.8 The Orange-1 recount.
  • H.171 Expunging criminal records for specific offences.
  • S.79   Giving data to the Feds

A word of caution about roll-call votes. They do not always reflect what the voter really feels about a bill. There may be roll call votes on an amendment. So a voter might vote "yes" on an amendment to a bill, then "no" on the bill itself. On the pages showing my votes, I show the votes that reflect my approval or disapproval of the bill itself, even though it may have been a vote on an amendment that was recorded. The best way to find out how your legislator feels about an issue is to ask him or her.