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Bobby Joe Champion

Democratic-Farmer-Labor — Senator — District 59
Available Terms:
  • 2009-2010
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Bobby Joe Champion represents Senate District 59 in the Minnesota Senate, is a member of eight committees, and is the primary sponsor of 381 bills.

2008 11073.56
2010 5015.13

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

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News and Blog Coverage

From prisons to parental leave: the issues likely to get a closer look during the Legislature's 2016 session

Each year, there are a few issues everyone knows will get the most attention at the Capitol. In odd-numbered years, it’s the state’s budget that takes most of lawmakers’ time. In even-numbered years, it’s the massive package of construction projects — better known as the bonding bill — that’s the ...

Four ways the Legislature could reform drug sentencing in Minnesota

Next year could be a turning point for drug reform efforts in Minnesota. Since the 1990s, the state has been cracking down on drug users and sellers, creating new and stricter penalties for controlled-substance crimes. As a result, Minnesota has relatively harsh drug penalties compared to other Midwestern states. And ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • SR 267

    A Senate resolution concerning the detention and torture of the Somali people in Kenya

  • SF 2903

    Chicano/Latino people affairs council, Black Minnesotans council and Asian-Pacific Minnesotans council transfer to department of human rights; American Indian liaison office in the Minnesota management and budget (MMB) office establishment

  • SF 2571

    Criminal vehicular homicide or operation statute technical amendments authorization and driving while impaired law compatibility establishment

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  • HF 2912

    Personal property liens regulated, and sale of motor vehicle held by a licensed dealer provided.

  • SF 2480

    Imprisonment and Exoneration Remedies Act

  • SF 2538

    Motor vehicle lien held by a licensed dealer sale provisions

Recent Votes

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HF 2958

Wardlow motion - Refuse to Adopt

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 5441.0
•••No: 7758.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 2958

Wardlow motion - Refuse to Adopt

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 5441.0
•••No: 7758.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 247

Davnie motion - Refuse to Adopt

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5844.0
•••No: 7255.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 247

Davnie motion - Refuse to Adopt

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5844.0
•••No: 7255.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 2958

Repassage

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 7154.0
•••No: 6045.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 2958

Repassage

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 7154.0
•••No: 6045.0
•••Other: 00.0
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Sources

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