Tony Lovasco's Voting Record

Vote explanations will be listed below for recorded "roll call" votes made on pertinent matters (amendments, bill passage, etc). Roll call votes on routine procedural actions such as approving the daily House journal are not generally listed. If a particular action is notable for special or unusual reasons, it may be included in this list despite falling into a category not normally documented.

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02/26/19 -- 1063H02.02H (Amendment HA 2 on HB 469) -- Creates an economic development grant fund

Bill Number: 
1063H02.02H (Amendment HA 2 on HB 469)
Bill Purpose: 
Creates an economic development grant fund
Date of Vote: 
02/26/19
My Vote: 
No
Explanation: 

Representative Brandon Ellington (Democrat - District 22) introduced 1063H02.02H as an amendment on HB 469.  HB 469 retools an economic development program.  The amendment offered would expand the program to create a grant fund that people could donate to, with the proceeds collected being used to fund the reopening of manufacturing plants that had previously closed.

02/25/19 -- HCS HB 138 -- Prohibit DNR orders on children without parental consent

Bill Number: 
HCS HB 138
Bill Purpose: 
Prohibit DNR orders on children without parental consent
Date of Vote: 
02/25/19
My Vote: 
Yes
Explanation: 

HCS HB 138, introduced by Representative Bill Kidd (Republican - District 20) prohibits health care facilities from instituting a Do No Resuscitate Order (DNR) on a child without the permission of a parent or legal guardian.  This bill provides the power to determine if lifesaving measures should be taken to be decided by a child's parent, not unilaterally by a doctor as is currently the case.  This is one of those bills that sounds like it would be unnecessary, but unfortunately situations in which it would apply are not uncommon.  This was a very good bill that protects both life and pare

02/25/19 -- HB 441 -- Allows improper complaints to be more easily removed from psychologist records

Bill Number: 
HB 441
Bill Purpose: 
Allows improper complaints to be more easily removed from psychologist records
Date of Vote: 
02/25/19
My Vote: 
Yes
Explanation: 

HB 441, introduced by Representative Travis Fitzwater (Republican - District 49) simply allows for an administrative process to remove complaints from the permanent records of psychologists, when the complaints in question were filed by inmates previously adjudicated as unfit to stand trial.  The complaints would still be reviewed for their merit, but this bill would allow a dismissed claim to be removed from the psychologist's record so they won't follow them to future employers.  This bill made sense to me, as it stands to reason that if a dismissed complaint was filed by someone whom had

02/25/19 -- HCS HB 354 -- Allows brokers and investment advisors to freeze accounts when fraud is suspected

Bill Number: 
HCS HB 354
Bill Purpose: 
Allows brokers and investment advisors to freeze accounts when fraud is suspected
Date of Vote: 
02/25/19
My Vote: 
No
Explanation: 

HCS HB 354, introduced by Representative Dean Plocher (Republican - District 89) allows brokers and investment advisors to refuse to process a transaction by a person considered "vulnerable" (as defined by statute) if they suspect that person is the victim of fraud.  This is a well intended bill, that aims to protect seniors from those who would prey on them with various scams.  The bill would allow the advisor to call a family member of the client and consult with them prior to processing a suspect transaction.  While I understand the intent here, this could easily lead to serious real wor

02/25/19 -- HCS HB 239 -- Adds fentanyl to the drug trafficking statues

Bill Number: 
HCS HB 239
Bill Purpose: 
Adds fentanyl to the drug trafficking statues
Date of Vote: 
02/25/19
My Vote: 
No
Explanation: 

HCS HB 239, introduced by Representative Nick Schroer (Republican - District 107) adds fentanyl to the drug trafficking statutes, as well as GHB (commonly referred to as the "date rape drug").  While I recognize the potential dangers of these drugs, I stand firmly against expanding the "war on drugs" by criminalizing the non-violent possession or sale of additional controlled substances.*  The purpose of government is to protect individual liberty, not protect people from themselves.  The decades long "war on drugs" has produced a multitude of unfortunate consequences, many of which cause f

02/25/19 -- HB 461 -- Allows 3rd parties to enter death certificate info with authorization

Bill Number: 
HB 461
Bill Purpose: 
Allows 3rd parties to enter death certificate info with authorization
Date of Vote: 
02/25/19
My Vote: 
Yes
Explanation: 

HB 461, introduced by Representative Donna Pfautsch (Republican - District 33) allows doctors to provide their credentials to an authorized employee for the purpose of entering information regarding death certificates into the existing electronic system.  The doctor would still be responsible for the information entered - this bill simply legalizes an already common practice of doctors delegating these tasks to their staff.  This seemed like a useful improvement, as it would free up doctors for other duties and reduce their administrative burden.

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