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105th General Assembly - 2007-2008 Votes

(Issues are listed below in alphabetical order)

ABORTION AMENDMENT:

SJR0127 by *Black, *Beavers, *Stanley, *Southerland, *Ketron, *Woodson, *Watson, *Crowe, *McNally, *Norris, *Finney R., *Tracy, *Johnson, *Bunch, *Kilby, *Williams, *Henry, *Burchett, *Ramsey

Adds new provision to Article I to provide that nothing in Constitution of Tennessee secures or protects right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion

Passed the Senate Floor 23-9 on January 30, 2008:
Senators voting aye were: Beavers, Black, Bunch, Burchett, Burks, Crowe, Finney L, Finney R, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Ketron, Kilby, McNally, Norris, Southerland, Stanley, Tracy, Watson, Wilder, Williams, Woodson, Mr. Speaker Ramsey
Senators voting no were: Berke, Harper, Haynes, Herron, Kurita, Kyle, Marrero, Roller, Tate

Passed the Senate Judiciary Committee 6-2-1 on January 8, 2008:
Senators voting aye were: Beavers, Black, Jackson, Norris, Stanley, Woodson
Senators voting no were: Kyle, Marrero B
Senators present and not voting were: Wilder

WHY IS SJR 127 NECESSARY?
A 2000 decision by the Tennessee Supreme Court wrongly ruled in Planned Parenthood of Middle T
Tennessee v. Sundquist
that the Tennessee Constitution contains a fundamental right to abortion even broader than that affirmed by Roe v. Wade at the federal level. As a result, common sense state laws passed by the Tennessee Legislature were immediately stripped away including informed consent for women considering abortion, a 48 hour waiting period, and hospitalization for second and third trimester abortions.

Subsequently, laws requiring the regulation of abortion facilities have also been found to violate the new "state right to abortion" discovered by judges in the Tennessee Constitution. (Adams & Boyle v. TN Dept of Health.)

SJR 127 would allow for Tennesseans and our elected officials to once again determine abortion policy in our state

Now the battle moves to the State House under the able leadership Rep. Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville).


ABORTION AMENDMENT FAILS:
SJR0127   - Rep. Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) Adds new provision to Article I to provide that nothing in Constitution of Tennessee secures or protects right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.

 This amendment is so special, the Public Health Subcommittee held a separate meeting on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 (their regular meeting day is on Wednesday) in the largest House committee room to hear SJR 127.  It was packed out with supporters sporting big yellow “Let the People Vote” buttons and opponents labeled with “Vote NO on SJR 127”.  Full Health Committee Chairman Joe Armstrong (D-Knoxville) joined the eight-subcommittee members. (House rules permit a full committee chairman to participate and vote in any of that committee’s subcommittees – isn’t that special?) At 11:45 a.m. Chairman Mary Pruitt (D-Nashville) gaveled the meeting to order.

 Dolores started by asking for a roll call vote and giving the history to explain the need for this Constitutional Amendment then continued with “all power is inherent in the people”.  She explained that a “yes vote affirms and celebrates the right of the people…a no vote steals what is inherently theirs and silences the people …no sound…no tongue…no voice…no freedom.”  She was wonderful!! (Will you send her a Thank You at rep.dolores.gresham@legislature.state.tn.us.) Then the intense debate began with the Democrats doing a lot of accusing and venting – especially trying to paint this effort as a purely partisan and repeated election year ploy. When the dust settled, the vote was 3-6.

YES: Rep. Chris Crider (R-Milan) rep.chris.crider@legislature.state.tn.us
Rep. Tom Dubois (R-Columbia) rep.tom.dubois@legislature.state.tn.us
Rep. Debra Maggart (R-Hendersonville) rep.debra.maggart@legislature.state.tn.us

NO: Rep. Lois DeBerry (D-Memphis) rep.lois.deberry@legislature.state.tn.us
Rep: Joanne Favors (D-Chattanooga) rep.joanne.favors@legislature.state.tn.us
Rep. Sherry Jones (D-Nashville) rep.sherry.jones@legislature.state.tn.us
Rep. Mary Pruitt (D-Nashville) rep.mary.pruitt@legislature.state.tn.us
Rep. Joe Armstrong (D-Knoxville) rep.joe.armstrong@legislature.state.tn.us
Rep. Jeanne Richardson (D-Memphis) rep.jeanne.richardson@legislature.state.tn.us

 

STANDING FOR LIFE -- RESOLUTION SJR 127:
Well, it wasn't a 'dark and stormy night' as Snoopy says, but a storm did erupt on the House Floor Thursday morning, May 1, 2008, and at 10:07 the High Drama began. On Wednesday and prior to the floor session Thursday morning, expectation was running high that something would happen.

As you know, SJR 127 has passed the State Senate four times and failed four times in a House Subcommittee thereby preventing the pro-life majority in the House from casting their votes, and ultimately keeping the pro-life majority of Tennesseans from adding this language to our State Constitution.

It turned out that long time pro-life hero, Rep. Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville) had devised a creative plan to bring SJR 127, sponsored by Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville), to the floor by amending a 'motion to suspend the rules' on something that needed to pass.

Before Rep. Dunn could finish his motion Speaker Naifeh (D-Covington) gaveled and ruled him out of order. Business proceeded until Rep. Dunn could once again be recognized. When he was, he did the unthinkable - the CHALLENGED to ruling of the chair.

After discussion the vote went on the board where the challenge was SUSTAINED 46-47. HISTORY WAS MADE!! One Republican, Joe McCord, Maryville, joined 45 Democrats to support the ruling of the chair.

Five Democrats (Eddie Bass, Prospect; Curt Cobb, Shelbyville; Charlie Curtiss, Sparta; Nathan Vaughn, Kingsport; John Mark Windle, Livingston) joined the remaining Republicans in upholding the challenge for this HISTORIC VICTORY.

As you look at the various vote totals, keep in mind that four legislators were excused: John Litz, D-Morristown; Jon Lundberg, R-Bristol; Parkey Strader, R-Farragut; and Eric Watson, R-Cleveland.

After more debate, a motion to recess for a Democratic Caucus meeting passed 48-43. While the Democrats went downstairs the Republicans caucused on the House floor.

When they reconvened, discussion about the rules and procedures were reviewed, Republican Leader Jason Mumpower, Bristol, requested that the floor be 'under the rule' meaning that every legislator had to be at their own desk and cast their own vote. When the vote went up on Rep. Dunn's amendment for consideration of SJR 127 it was approved 51-43. All the Republicans were joined by Democrats Eddie Bass, Curt Cob, Charles Curtiss, George Fraley, Nathan Vaughn, Ben West, John Mark Windle, and Eddie Yokley.

As Majority Leader Gary Odom (D-Nashville) tried to withdraw his original motion, a clearly upset Phillip Pinion (D-Union City) moved to adjourn (such motion prevails over everything else). Objections were raised and the motion failed 42-51 so that the debate could continue.

Once again Democrats Eddie Bass, Curt Cobb, Charlie Curtiss, Nathan Vaughn, and John Mark Windle joined all the Republicans to move forward 'for LIFE'.

The debate again moved to Rep. Odom as he tried to withdraw his original motion. Additional discussion and more restating of the parliamentary posture of the motion prompted the next vote when Odom's motion to withdraw failed 45-50. Democrats Eddie Bass, Curt Cobb, Charles Curtiss, George Fraley, Nathan Vaughn, Ben West, and John Mark Windle joined all the Republicans.

Finally after an hour of, at times, very intense debate, the vote to suspend the rules to bring SJR 127 to the House floor failed 55-40, 11 short of the 66 votes needed.

Republicans voting Yes: Rep. William Baird (Jacksboro), Rep. Mike Bell (Riceville), Rep. Harry Brooks (Knoxville), Rep. Kevin Brooks (Cleveland), Rep. Stacey Campfield (Knoxville), Rep. Glen Casada (College Grove), Rep. Jim Cobb (Spring City), Rep. Jim Coley (Bartlett), Rep. Chris Crider (Milan), Rep. Vince Dean (East Ridge), Rep. Thomas DuBois (Columbia), Rep. Bill Dunn (Knoxville), Rep. Jimmy Eldridge (Jackson), Rep. Richard Floyd (Chattanooga), Rep. Dale Ford (Jonesborough), Rep. Dolores Gresham (Somerville), Rep. Mike Harrison (Rogersville), Rep. Beth Harwell (Nashville), Rep. David Hawk (Greeneville), Rep. Joey Hensley, M.D. (Hohenwald), Rep. Matthew Hill (Jonesborough), Rep. Curtis Johnson (Clarksville), Rep. Phillip Johnson (Pegram), Rep. Brian Kelsey (Germantown), Rep. Ron Lollar (Bartlett), Rep. Susan Lynn (Mt. Juliet), Rep. Debra Maggart (Hendersonville), Rep. Judd Matheny (Tullahoma), Rep. Jimmy Matlock (Lenoir City), Rep. Gerald McCormick (Chattanooga), Rep. Steve McDaniel (Parkers Crossroads), Rep. Steve McManus (Cordova), Rep. Richard Montgomery (Sevierville), Rep. Jason Mumpower (Bristol), Rep. Frank Niceley (Strawberry Plains), Rep. Doug Overbey (Maryville), Rep. Dennis Roach (Rutledge), Rep. Donna Rowland (Murfreesboro), Rep. Charles Sargent (Franklin), Rep. Eric Swafford (Pikeville), Rep. Curry Todd (Collierville), Rep. Kent Williams (Elizabethton).

Democrats Voting Yes: Eddie Bass (Prospect); Bob Bibb (Springfield); Stratton Bone (Lebanon); Curt Cobb (Shelbyville); Kent Coleman (Murfreesboro); Charles Curtiss (Sparta); George Fraley (Winchester); John Hood (Murfreesboro); Nathan Vaughn (Kingsport); Ben West (Nashville); John Mark Windle (Livingston); and Eddie Yokley, (Greenville).

Folks, even though we fell short of the needed 66 votes, don't miss this - 55 lawmakers (a solid MAJORITY) WANTED to VOTE on SJR 127 and were denied that opportunity. Six members of a subcommittee are STILL holding SJR 127 hostage preventing a vote in the full House and ultimately a vote by the citizens of Tennessee.

You may have heard that this was just "all partisan politics", please note that this resolution could have been run prior to the cut off date for filing to run for the legislature but it wasn't. No, this was about restoring our state constitution to the posture it was in for 130 years - NEUTRAL.

We want to express our deep appreciation to Rep. Bill Dunn (Knoxville) for his commitment to this effort, to Rep. Dolores Gresham (Somerville) sponsor of SJR 127, to Republican Leader Jason Mumpower (Bristol) and Caucus Chairman Glen Casada (College Grove) for their leadership in helping to guide this effort through all the procedural challenges.

To view the debate Part 1: http://www.vimeo.com/967776

Part 2: http://www.vimeo.com/967784

(Since the battle will continue next year, it's not too late to sign the petition at www.LifePetition.org to show your support for SJR 127).

"On matters of STYLE, swim with the current, on matters of PRINCIPLE, STAND like a rock." Thomas Jefferson

ABOLISHING ‘DRIVER CERTIFICATES’
SB 1986 – Sen. Jim Kyle (D-Memphis) and others
HB 1827 – Rep. Mike Turner (D-Nashville) and others
Removes provisions for certificates of driving; provides for temporary driver licenses for persons whose presence in the U.S. has been authorized by the federal government. VICTORY!!

5/3/2007 Ayes—86; Noes---8 Present; and not voting---2.
Representatives voting aye were: Baird, Bass, Bell, Bibb, Bone, Borchert, Brooks H, Brooks K, Buck, Campfield, Casada, Cobb C, Cobb J, Coleman, Coley, Crider, Curtiss, Dean, Dunn, Eldridge, Ferguson, Fincher, Fitzhugh, Floyd, Ford, Fraley, Gilmore, Gresham, Hackworth, Hardaway, Harmon, Harrison, Harwell, Hawk, Hensley, Hill, Hood, Johnson C, Johnson P, Jones S, Jones U, Kelsey, Litz, Lollar, Lundberg, Lynn, Maddox, Maggart, Matheny, Matlock, McCord, McCormick, McDaniel, McDonald, McManus, Miller, Montgomery, Moore, Mumpower, Niceley, Odom, Overbey, Pitts, Pruitt, Rinks, Roach, Rowe, Rowland, Sargent, Shaw, Shepard, Sontany, Strader, Swafford, Tidwell, Tindell, Todd, Turner M, Vaughn, Watson, West, Wilder, Williams, Windle, Winningham, Yokley -- 86.
Representatives voting no were: Armstrong, Briley, Cooper, Kernell, Pinion, Towns, Turner L, Mr. Speaker Naifeh -- 8.
Representatives present and not voting were: Brown, Favors -- 2.

5/7/2007 Ayes—25; Noes---2; Present and not voting---2.
Senators voting aye were: Beavers, Black, Bunch, Burchett, Burks, Crowe, Finney L, Finney R, Ford, Harper, Herron, Jackson, Johnson, Ketron, Kilby, Kurita, Kyle, Norris, Southerland, Stanley, Tracy, Watson, Wilder, Woodson, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 25. Senators voting no were: Henry, Marrero -- 2.
Senators present and not voting were: Crutchfield, Haynes -- 2.


MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT OF 2007.
SB0641 by *Marrero B, *Flinn. (*HB0486 by *Jones S, *Kernell.)
Sen. Marrero presented the bill in the General Welfare Committee where it failed to receive and motion or a second, meaning that it FAILED!!  This is a great VICTORY!!
Rep. Jones presented the bill in the Health and Human Resources then asked that it be put in a summer study.  

NON-SMOKER PROTECTION ACT.
Prohibits smoking in most workplaces, including restaurants and bars.

*SB1325 by *Tracy, *Stanley, *Finney R., *Kurita, *Herron. (HB1851 by *Bone, *Baird, *Fincher, *Hackworth, *Williams, *Ford, *Eldridge, *Dean, *Bibb, *Shaw, *Shepard, *Sontany, *DuBois, *Montgomery, *Casada, *Odom, *Gresham, *Swafford, *Watson, *Hood, *Coleman, *Gilmore, *Pruitt, *Hensley, *Floyd, *Cobb J, *Pitts, *Fitzhugh.)

SB1325 by Tracy FLOOR VOTE: AS AMENDED THIRD CONSIDERATION 5/24/2007 Ayes...............................................22
Noes................................................5
Present and not voting.......................3
Senators voting aye were: Black, Burchett, Crutchfield, Finney L, Finney R, Ford, Haynes, Henry, Herron, Jackson, Johnson, Ketron, Kilby, Kurita, Kyle, Marrero, McNally, Stanley, Tate, Tracy, Watson, Woodson -- 22. Senators voting no were: Beavers, Burks, Crowe, Southerland, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 5. Senators present and not voting were: Bunch, Norris, Williams -- 3.


SB1325 by Tracy FLOOR VOTE: AS AMENDED PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 5/31/2007
Ayes...............................................84
Noes...............................................10
Present and not voting.......................2
Representatives voting aye were: Armstrong, Baird, Bass, Bibb, Bone, Borchert, Briley, Brooks H, Brown, Buck, Casada, Cobb C, Cobb J, Coleman, Coley, Cooper, Crider, Curtiss, Dean, DeBerry J, DeBerry L, DuBois, Dunn, Eldridge, Favors, Ferguson, Fincher, Fitzhugh, Floyd, Ford, Fraley, Gilmore, Gresham, Hackworth, Hardaway, Harrison, Harwell, Hawk, Hensley, Hood, Johnson C, Johnson P, Jones S, Jones U, Kernell, Lollar, Lundberg, Maddox, Maggart, Matheny, Matlock, McCormick, McDaniel, McDonald, McManus, Miller, Montgomery, Moore, Mumpower, Odom, Overbey, Pitts, Pruitt, Rinks, Roach, Sargent, Shaw, Shepard, Sontany, Swafford, Tidwell, Tindell, Todd, Towns, Turner L, Turner M, Vaughn, Watson, West, Wilder, Williams, Windle, Yokley, Mr. Speaker Naifeh -- 84. Representatives voting no were: Bell, Harmon, Hill, Kelsey, Litz, Lynn, McCord, Niceley, Rowland, Winningham -- 10. Representatives present and not voting were: Campfield, Pinion -- 2.

PARDON FOR BORDER GUARDS
SJR 38 – Sen. Tommy Kilby (D-Wartburg) and others
Statement of Intent or Position - Urges President George W. Bush to pardon Border Control Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.  VICTORY!

3/5/2007 Ayes---30; Noes---0
Senators voting aye were: Beavers, Black, Bunch, Burchett, Burks, Crowe, Crutchfield, Finney L, Finney R, Harper, Haynes, Henry, Herron, Jackson, Johnson, Ketron, Kilby, Kurita, Kyle, McNally, Norris, Southerland, Stanley, Tate, Tracy, Watson, Wilder, Williams, Woodson, Mr. Speaker Ramsey

5/2/2007 Ayes---91; Noes—0; Present and not voting---6
Representatives voting aye were: Armstrong, Baird, Bass, Bell, Bibb, Bone, Borchert, Briley, Brooks H, Brooks K, Brown, Buck, Campfield, Casada, Cobb C, Cobb J, Cooper, Crider, Curtiss, Dean, DeBerry J, DeBerry L, Dunn, Eldridge, Favors, Ferguson, Fincher, Fitzhugh, Floyd, Ford, Fraley, Gilmore, Gresham, Hackworth, Hardaway, Harmon, Harrison, Harwell, Hawk, Hensley, Hill, Johnson C, Johnson P, Jones S, Jones U, Kernell, Litz, Lollar, Lundberg, Lynn, Maddox, Maggart, Matheny, Matlock, McCord, McCormick, McDaniel, McDonald, McManus, Miller, Montgomery, Moore, Mumpower, Niceley, Odom, Overbey, Pinion, Pitts, Pruitt, Rinks, Roach, Rowe, Rowland, Sargent, Shaw, Shepard, Sontany, Strader, Swafford, Tidwell, Tindell, Todd, Towns, Turner M, Vaughn, Watson, West, Williams, Windle, Winningham, Mr. Speaker Naifeh -- 91.

Representatives present and not voting were: Coleman, Coley, Hood, Kelsey, Turner L, Wilder -- 6.

PROHIBITING AUTOMATIC MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING OF CHILDREN
SB 1959 – Sen. Diane Black (R-Gallatin) and others
HB 1419 – Rep. Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) and others
Places restrictions on universal mental health testing, or psychiatric or socioemotional screening of juveniles; requires certain consent by a juvenile's parent, guardian, legal custodian, or caregiver before such testing can occur. VICTORY!!

Education Committee Vote: 5/2/2007 Ayes---7; Noes---0
Senators voting aye were: Crowe, Crutchfield, Haynes, Ketron, Tate, Tracy, Woodson.

5/7/2007 Ayes---30; Noes---1
Senators voting aye were: Beavers, Black, Bunch, Burchett, Burks, Crowe, Crutchfield, Finney L, Finney R, Ford, Harper, Haynes, Henry, Herron, Jackson, Johnson, Ketron, Kilby, Kurita, Kyle, McNally, Norris, Southerland, Stanley, Tate, Tracy, Watson, Wilder, Woodson, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 30.
Senators voting no were: Marrero -- 1.

The House companion will be run early in 2008.

FOR THE OUTCOME OF THIS EFFORT, SEE http://www.tneagleforum.org/gov_plan.cfm

RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE
HB 625 – Rep. Mike Turner (D-Nashville)
Adopts the federal minimum wage as the minimum wage within this state, but provides for the automatic increase in a certain amount whenever Congress fails to increase the minimum wage for five full calendar years.

5/2/2007 Ayes---59; Noes---37; Present and not voting---1.
Representatives voting aye were: Armstrong, Bass, Bone, Borchert, Briley, Brown, Buck, Cobb C, Coleman, Coley, Cooper, Curtiss, DeBerry J, DeBerry L, Favors, Ferguson, Fincher, Fitzhugh, Fraley, Gilmore, Gresham, Hackworth, Hardaway, Harmon, Harrison, Hood, Johnson C, Jones S, Jones U, Kernell, Litz, Maddox, Matheny, McDonald, Miller, Moore, Odom, Pinion, Pitts, Pruitt, Rinks, Roach, Rowe, Shaw, Shepard, Sontany, Tidwell, Tindell, Towns, Turner L, Turner M, Vaughn, Watson, West, Wilder, Windle, Winningham, Yokley, Mr. Speaker Naifeh -- 59.

Representatives voting no were: Baird, Bell, Brooks H, Brooks K, Campfield, Casada, Cobb J, Crider, Dean, Dunn, Eldridge, Floyd, Ford, Harwell, Hawk, Hensley, Hill, Johnson P, Kelsey, Lollar, Lundberg, Lynn, Maggart, Matlock, McCord, McCormick, McDaniel, McManus, Mumpower, Niceley, Overbey, Rowland, Sargent, Strader, Swafford, Todd, Williams -- 37.
Representatives present and not voting were: Bibb -- 1.

Unfortunately, this passed the house, but perhaps it will be defeated in the Senate next year.
THE GOOD NEWS: The Senate companion to this bill, SB1668, never made it out of the Commerce Committee.



RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE NORTH AMERICAN UNION
SJR0088 by *Ketron, *Finney R..
As amended, expresses our concern about the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America and any bilateral or multilateral activity that seeks the economic merger of the United States with any other country and urges our congressional delegation to keep those concerns in mind as the issue moves forward.

SJR0088 by Ketron FLOOR VOTE: AS AMENDED MOTION TO ADOPT
4/26/2007
Ayes...............................................29
Noes................................................0 Senators voting aye were: Beavers, Black, Bunch, Burchett, Burks, Crowe, Crutchfield, Finney L, Finney R, Harper, Haynes, Henry, Herron, Johnson, Ketron, Kilby, Kurita, Kyle, Marrero, McNally, Norris, Southerland, Stanley, Tate, Tracy, Watson, Williams, Woodson, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 29.

Unfortunately, this resolution got caught up in partisan politics in the House committee during the final week of the session and it had to be postponed until January.

BECAUSE OF THE POLITICAL ATMOSPHERE AND THE PRESS OF OTHER LEGISLATION, THIS RESOLUTION WAS NOT RUN IN THE HOUSE THIS YEAR.



TAX INCREASE ON CIGARETTES OF 42 CENTS.
SB2326 by *Kyle, *Kurita. (*HB2354 by *Odom.)

SB2326 by Kyle FLOOR VOTE: AS AMENDED THIRD CONSIDERATION
5/31/2007
Ayes...............................................17
Noes...............................................16
Senators voting aye were: Burks, Cooper, Crutchfield, Finney L, Ford, Harper, Haynes, Henry, Herron, Jackson, Kilby, Kurita, Kyle, Marrero, Tate, Wilder, Williams -- 17.
Senators voting no were: Beavers, Black, Bunch, Burchett, Crowe, Finney R, Johnson, Ketron, McNally, Norris, Southerland, Stanley, Tracy, Watson, Woodson, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 16.

SB2326 by Kyle FLOOR VOTE: PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION
6/4/2007
Ayes...............................................59
Noes...............................................35

Representatives voting aye were: Armstrong, Bass, Bibb, Bone, Borchert, Briley, Brooks H, Brown, Buck, Cobb C, Coleman, Cooper, Curtiss, Dean, DeBerry L, Eldridge, Favors, Ferguson, Fincher, Fitzhugh, Floyd, Ford, Fraley, Gilmore, Hackworth, Hardaway, Harmon, Harrison, Hawk, Hensley, Hood, Jones U, Maddox, Matheny, McCormick, McDaniel, McDonald, Miller, Moore, Odom, Pinion, Pitts, Pruitt, Rinks, Roach, Shaw, Shepard, Sontany, Tidwell, Tindell, Towns, Turner M, Vaughn, West, Wilder, Williams, Winningham, Yokley, Mr. Speaker Naifeh -- 59.

Representatives voting no were: Bell, Brooks K, Campfield, Casada, Cobb J, Coley, Crider, DuBois, Dunn, Gresham, Harwell, Hill, Johnson C, Johnson P, Kelsey, Kernell, Litz, Lollar, Lundberg, Lynn, Maggart, Matlock, McCord, McManus, Montgomery, Mumpower, Niceley, Overbey, Rowland, Sargent, Swafford, Todd, Turner L, Watson, Windle -- 35.



TENNESSEE TOLLWAY ACT.
*SB1152 by *Black. (HB1204 by *Pinion, *Fraley, *Harmon, *Hardaway, *Shaw.)
As amended this bill gives the Dept. of Transportation the authority to develop a program to talk about toll roads.  It requires environmental studies, public hearings, removed ‘public-private partnerships’.

SB1152 by Black FLOOR VOTE: AS AMENDED THIRD CONSIDERATION
6/11/2007
Ayes...............................................19
Noes...............................................11
Senators voting aye were: Black, Bunch, Burks, Crutchfield, Harper, Henry, Herron, Jackson, Johnson, Ketron, Kilby, Kurita, Kyle, Marrero, Stanley, Tate, Watson, Wilder, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 19. Senators voting no were: Beavers, Burchett, Crowe, Finney L, Finney R, Haynes, McNally, Southerland, Tracy, Williams, Woodson -- 11.

SB1152 by Black FLOOR VOTE: PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION
6/11/2007
Ayes...............................................72
Noes...............................................21
Present and not voting.......................1

Representatives voting aye were: Armstrong, Baird, Bibb, Bone, Borchert, Briley, Brooks H, Brooks K, Brown, Buck, Cobb C, Cobb J, Coleman, Coley, Cooper, Curtiss, Dean, DeBerry J, DeBerry L, DuBois, Eldridge, Favors, Ferguson, Fitzhugh, Floyd, Ford, Fraley, Gilmore, Gresham, Hackworth, Hardaway, Harmon, Harrison, Hawk, Hood, Johnson C, Johnson P, Jones S, Jones U, Kelsey, Kernell, Litz, Maddox, Maggart, McCormick, McDaniel, McDonald, McManus, Miller, Odom, Overbey, Pinion, Pitts, Pruitt, Rinks, Roach, Sargent, Shaw, Shepard, Sontany, Swafford, Tidwell, Tindell, Towns, Turner L, Turner M, Vaughn, Watson, Wilder, Williams, Yokley, Mr. Speaker Naifeh -- 72.

Representatives voting no were: Bass, Bell, Campfield, Casada, Crider, Dunn, Fincher, Harwell, Hensley, Hill, Lollar, Matheny, Matlock, McCord, Moore, Mumpower, Niceley, Rowland, Todd, West, Windle -- 21.

Representatives present and not voting were: Lynn -- 1.

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