Senate leader honors Banks for perfect attendance at 2012 votes

Senate President Pro Tempore David Long, R-Fort Wayne, has recognized State Sen. Jim Banks, R-Columbia City, for his 2012 voting attendance record of 100 percent.

"Senator Banks continues to do a terrific job of representing Hoosiers in Senate District 17, and that's demonstrated through his exemplary voting record," Long says. "He takes his responsibilities as a state lawmaker seriously."

Long says Banks has a history of voting attendance records that "showcases his dedication," achieving 100 percent scores since his 2010 election to the Indiana Senate.

"This session, 161 Senate bills moved to the Governor's desk," Long says. "These pieces of legislation represent the people's work, including ensuring workplace freedom, eliminating Indiana's inheritance tax, funding full-day kindergarten and streamlining college credit transferability."

Long added that Banks's floor votes totaled 358.