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7/08 NJ A 4901 Sales Tax Bill of 2006 Bill Passed - House (41 - 38) 7/08 NJ A 4714 Fur Clothing Tax Bill Passed - House (44 - 32) 7/08 NJ A 4707 Luxury and Fuel Inefficient Automobiles Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19) 7/08 NJ A 4707 Luxury and Fuel Inefficient Automobiles Bill Passed - House (43 - 36) 7/08 NJ A 4901 Sales Tax Bill of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 18) 7/08 NJ A 4714 Fur Clothing Tax Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19) 7/08 CO HB 1020 Business Deductions for Employees Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13) 7/08 NJ S 2007 2006-2007 Budget Bill Passed - House (44 - 35) 7/08 NJ S 2007 2006-2007 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16) 7/01 PA HB 2499 2006-2007 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 21) 7/01 PA HB 2499 2006-2007 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (130 - 68) 6/27 CA AB 1801 2006-2007 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (54 - 23) 6/27 CA AB 1801 2006-2007 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 10) 6/19 RI Article 24 to H 7120 Sub A Article 24 Relating to Tuition Tax Credits Motion Agreed - House (62 - 8) 6/19 RI LCO # 2161/3 to H 7120 Sub A Education Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (23 - 47) 6/19 RI LCO # 2167/2 Tax Credits for Contributions to Scholarship Programs Amendment Rejected - House (32 - 39) 6/15 NC SB 1741 Fiscal Budget of 2006 Bill Passed - House (91 - 23) 6/14 SC H 4810 2006-2007 Budget Veto Override Passed - Senate (37 - 7) 6/14 SC H 4810 2006-2007 Budget Veto Override Passed - House (99 - 13) 6/14 PA HB 39 Property Taxes (Special Session) Conference Report Adopted - House (137 - 61) 6/08 AK CCS SB 2001 Oil and Gas Tax (Special Session) Conference Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 6) 6/08 AK CCS SB 2001 Oil and Gas Tax (Special Session) Conference Report Rejected - House (13 - 25) 6/06 AK HCS CS SB 2001 Oil and Gas Tax (Special Session) Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (8 - 12) 6/04 AK HCS CS SB 2001 Oil and Gas Tax (Special Session) Bill Passed - House (28 - 12) 6/01 AZ HB 2876 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 7) 5/31 WI AB 4 Tax Deduction for Health Savings Account Veto Override Failed - House (61 - 36) 5/31 SC H 4449 Sales and Property Taxes Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 11) 5/25 AZ HB 2577 Immigration Law; Employment; Enforcement Conference Report Adopted - Senate (16 - 9) 5/25 AZ HB 2876 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (32 - 23) 5/25 LA HB 1 2006-2007 Budget Bill Passed - House (100 - 3) 5/25 NC SB 1741 Fiscal Budget of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 14) 5/25 AZ SB 1576 Omnibus Tax Bill Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 11) 5/24 MA H 4479 MassHealth Immigrant Eligibility Veto Override Veto Override Passed - Senate (34 - 5) 5/24 MA Amdt 8 to SB 3 Sales Tax Holiday Amendment Adopted - Senate (23 - 16) 5/24 NH HB 678 Insurance Company Tax Reduction Conference Report Adopted - House (204 - 109) 5/24 MI HB 5796 2006-2007 Budget Bill Passed - House (60 - 46) 5/24 UT SB 3007 Economic Development Funding (Special Session) Bill Passed - House (38 - 28) 5/24 UT 2SHB 3001 2006-2007 Transportation Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House (40 - 20) 5/24 UT 2SHB 3001 2006-2007 Transportation Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 10) 5/23 OH Sub SB 321 Limits on Local and State Spending/Tobacco Budget Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 12) 5/23 VA HB 5002 2006-2008 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 8) 5/23 OH Sub SB 321 Limits on Local and State Spending/Tobacco Budget Bill Bill Passed - House (65 - 30) 5/23 RI S 2094 Sub. A Contract Reporting Requirements Act Bill Passed - House (49 - 11) 5/22 AK CSSB 2001 Oil and Gas Tax Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 4) 5/20 MN HF 2480 Baseball Stadium Financing, Construction, and Operation Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 32) 5/20 MN SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Conference Report Adopted - House (96 - 37) 5/20 MN SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Conference Report Adopted - Senate (43 - 24) 5/20 MN HF 2480 Baseball Stadium Financing, Construction, and Operation Conference Report Adopted - House (71 - 61) 5/18 NJ S 1471 Cigarette Tax Securitization Proceeds Fund; Stem Cell and Biomedical Research Facilities Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 10) 5/15 TX HB 2 Property Tax Reduction Conference Report Adopted - House (89 - 56) 5/15 MN SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Bill Passed - House (101 - 31) 5/12 TX CSHB 5 Cigarette and Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 13) 5/10 TX F 3 Cigarette Tax Revenue Allocation Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (12 - 18) 5/10 TX F 4 Cigarette Tax Revenue Allocation Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (10 - 20) 5/10 KS HB 2583 Machinery Tax Exemptions Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 11) 5/10 KS HB 2583 Machinery Tax Exemptions Conference Report Adopted - House (109 - 10) 5/09 KS SB 549 2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009 Department of Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 18) 5/09 KS SB 549 2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009 Department of Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (66 - 54) 5/09 AK SB 231 2006-2007 Capital Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (15 - 5) 5/09 AK SB 305 Oil and Gas Production Tax Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (10 - 10) 5/09 AK SCS CS HB 334 Additional Religious Property Tax Exemption Concurrence Vote Passed - House (26 - 13) 5/09 TX CSHB 2 Property Tax Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10) 5/09 MN HF 2480 Baseball Stadium Financing, Construction, and Operation Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 32) 5/09 MN SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 32) 5/08 TX HB 4 Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Conference Report Adopted - House (86 - 47) 5/08 AK SB 305 Oil and Gas Production Tax Bill Passed - House (28 - 11) 5/08 AK SB 231 2006-2007 Capital Budget Bill Passed - House (34 - 5) 5/07 AK SCS CS HB 334 Additional Religious Property Tax Exemption Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 6) 5/06 AK CSHB 471 Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority Concurrence Vote Passed - House (26 - 14) 5/05 CA AB 127 Kindergarten-University Public Education Bond Act of 2006 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (58 - 12) 5/05 CO SB 234 Public Construction Bidding Act Bill Passed - House (36 - 29) 5/05 CA SB 1689 Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (54 - 16) 5/04 MA H 4479 Health Care Access & Affordability Bill Section 113 Veto Override Passed - Senate (37 - 2) 5/04 MA H 4479 Health Care Access & Affordability Bill Section 113 Veto Override Passed - Senate (31 - 9) 5/04 WI SSA 1 Spending Limit Amendment Rejected - Senate (12 - 20) 5/04 IL SB 1520 2006-2007 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 27) 5/04 CA SB 1266 Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (61 - 10) 5/04 CA SB 1689 Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 11) 5/04 CA AB 127 Kindergarten-University Public Education Bond Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 8) 5/04 CA AB 140 Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention Bond Act Bill Passed - House (62 - 9) 5/04 WI SJR 63 Spending Limit Amendment Rejected - Senate (11 - 21) 5/04 NH HB 76 Charter School Aid Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 8) 5/04 LA HB 669 Special Tax Election Requirements Bill Failed - House (51 - 51) 5/04 CA AB 140 Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention Bond Act Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 1) 5/04 CA SB 1266 Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 1) 5/03 IA HF 2540 2006-2007 Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (62 - 32) 5/03 IA HF 2540 2006-2007 Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (47 - 2) 5/03 IL SB 1520 2006-2007 Budget Bill Passed - House (64 - 49) 5/03 RI H 7720 Sub. A Income Tax Reduction Bill Bill Passed - House (52 - 17) 5/02 PA HB 39 Property Taxes (Special Session) Conference Report Adopted - Senate (40 - 9) 5/02 HI HB 3115 Gasoline Industry Controls Conference Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 3) 5/02 MN HF 4142 Property Tax - Rebate Checks Bill Passed - House (86 - 47) 5/02 IA SF 2408 Elderly Income Tax Reduction Bill Passed - House (89 - 6) 5/02 IA SF 2408 Elderly Income Tax Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 4) 5/02 TX HB 3 Business Tax Revisions Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 14) 5/02 TX SCS HCS HB 4 Motor Vehicle Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10) 5/02 IL SB 2872 Local Government Facility Lease Act Bill Passed - House (65 - 46) 5/01 CO SB 234 Public Construction Bidding Act Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16) 5/01 KS HB 3021 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (64 - 58) 4/30 CT LCO # 5227 Estate/Death and Gift Taxes Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (49 - 98) 4/30 CT LCO # 5219 Repeal of Estate/Death Tax for Primary Residence & Working Farm Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (63 - 84) 4/30 CT LCO # 5212 Death/Estate Tax Exemption Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (60 - 87) 4/30 CT LCO #5217 One-Time Revenue Sharing for Property Tax Relief Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (47 - 99) 4/28 ME LD 1974 Supplemental Transportation Budget Bill Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - Senate (18 - 17) 4/28 ME LD 2056 Business Equipment Property Tax Exemption Bill Passed - House (123 - 18) 4/27 MA C Amdt "H" Local Education Funding Study Bill Amendment Adopted - House (144 - 13) 4/27 WI AJR 77 Constitutional Amendment for a Spending Limit Amendment Adopted - House (50 - 48) 4/27 KS SCS SB 584 School Finance Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16) 4/27 TX HB 5 Cigarette and Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (82 - 57) 4/27 ME LD 1974 2006-2007 Supplemental Education Budget Bill Passed - House (82 - 63) 4/26 MN H 2480A99 Referendum for Hennepin County Sales Tax Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (64 - 66) 4/26 OK HB 2351 2006-2007 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 19) 4/26 MN HF 2480 Baseball Stadium Financing, Construction, and Operation Bill Passed - House (76 - 55) 4/26 IL HB 1918 Support Horseracing Through Riverboat Casinos in Chicago Bill Passed - House (70 - 32) 4/26 FL HB 209 Intangible Personal Property Tax Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 9) 4/25 MA H 4479 Health Care Access & Affordability Bill Section 112 Veto Override Passed - House (137 - 20) 4/25 MA H 4479 Health Care Access & Affordability Bill Section 112 Veto Override Passed - House (137 - 19) 4/25 MA H 4479 Health Care Access & Affordability Bill Section 112 Veto Override Passed - House (147 - 10) 4/25 WI AB 4 Tax Deduction for Health Savings Account Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14) 4/25 MO HCS HB 1022 State College and University Appropriations Bill Passed - House (109 - 47) 4/25 MN SF 2734 Sales Tax Dedicated to the Environment and the Arts Constitutional Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (78 - 55) 4/25 OK HCS SJR 53 Modifying Constitutional Reserve Fund Amendment Adopted - House (55 - 42) 4/25 OK HCS SB 334 Estate Tax/Death Tax Repeal Bill Passed - House (79 - 17) 4/24 AK CSHB 471 Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 8) 4/24 TX HB 3 Business Tax Revisions Bill Passed - House (80 - 68) 4/24 TX CSHB 4 Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Bill Passed - House (80 - 67) 4/24 TX HB 2 Property Tax Reduction Bill Passed - House (82 - 66) 4/24 MO HB 1619 Franchise Tax Rates Bill Passed - House (111 - 39) 4/24 AK SB 305 Oil and Gas Production Tax Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 6) 4/21 AR SB 16 Science Specialist Program Funding Line Item Veto Veto Override Passed - House (71 - 13) 4/20 MN SF 3131 Omnibus Tax Bill Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 30) 4/20 OR SB 1106 Property Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 8) 4/20 MI SB 1111 Industrial Development Districts Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16) 4/20 OR SB 5644 Social Services and Education Funding Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 7) 4/20 OR SB 1106 Property Taxes Bill Passed - House (36 - 24) 4/20 OR HB 3510 Lottery Revenue to Department of Education Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 4) 4/20 OR HB 3510 Lottery Revenue to Department of Education Bill Passed - House (57 - 3) 4/17 CO HB 1375 Public School Finance Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 4) 4/12 OK HB 2177 Higher Education Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 10) 4/12 VA HB 5002 2006-2008 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (64 - 29) 4/11 VA Amdt Item 4-0.01 Stem Cell Funding Prohibition Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (64 - 30) 4/11 VA Amdt Item 391-4h New Anti-Gang Initiatives Funding Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (59 - 36) 4/11 VA Amdt Item 4-5.04-2h Abortion Funding Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (59 - 34) 4/11 VA Amdt Item 462-4h Central Appropriations Amendment Adopted - House (60 - 35) 4/11 VA Amdt Item 135-4h Direct Aid To Public Education Amendment Adopted - House (59 - 34) 4/10 OK SB 2022 Income Tax Rate Adjustments Bill Passed - House (64 - 34) 4/06 FL A 990241 Stem Cell Research Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (40 - 73) 4/06 FL A 990269 Teacher Salary Increase Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (37 - 72) 4/06 FL A 990264 Education Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (34 - 81) 4/06 FL A 990255 Florida KidCare Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (34 - 75) 4/06 AL SA 85045-1 to HB 135 Food Sales and Use Tax Reduction Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (16 - 11) 4/06 AR SB 18 Property Tax Interest Bill Failed - House (46 - 46) 4/06 IL SB 3053 Bond Authorization Bill Failed - Senate (32 - 26) 4/06 IL SB 668 Funding for Schools, Universities, and Roads Bill Failed - Senate (32 - 26) 4/06 AZ SB 1325 Public Funds; Abortion; Prohibition Bill Passed - House (33 - 24) 4/05 NE LB 1060 2005-2007 Biennium Budget Veto Override Failed - Senate (14 - 24) 4/05 AK CSHB 471 Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority Bill Passed - House (28 - 7) 4/05 ID H 876 Property Tax Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (44 - 26) 4/05 CO HB 1375 Public School Finance Act Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11) 4/04 MA H 4479 Health Care Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (154 - 2) 4/03 MN SF 2734 Sales Tax Dedicated to the Environment and the Arts Constitutional Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (42 - 22) 3/31 CO HB 1385 2006-2007 Budget Bill Passed - House (45 - 19) 3/31 NY S 6451A 2006-2007 Legislature and Judiciary Budget Bill Passed - House (136 - 6) 3/30 KS SB 501 School Funding Bill Failed - Senate (20 - 20) 3/30 KS Sub HB 2986 School Finance Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 25) 3/29 SC Amendment 63 Cigarette Tax Amendment Tabled - House (58 - 53) 3/29 AL Executive Amendment 84452-1 to HB 272 Educational Funds Amendment Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 38) 3/29 AK HB 365 2006-2007 Capital Budget Bill Passed - House (27 - 12) 3/29 IL HB 1917 Support Horseracing Through Riverboat Gambling Bill Failed - House (58 - 52) 3/28 OH HB 530 Budget Correction Bill Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 3) 3/28 NE LB 1060 2005-2007 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 7) 3/24 KS Sub HB 2986 School Finance Bill Passed - House (64 - 61) 3/24 VT H 881 2006-2007 Budget Bill Passed - House (120 - 10) 3/23 ID H 421 Property Tax-Homestead Exemption Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7) 3/23 FL HB 209 Intangible Personal Property Tax Bill Passed - House (100 - 20) 3/23 ID H 743 School Facilities Improvement Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12) 3/23 MN SF 3475 Omnibus Buildings Bonding Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 9) 3/23 MI Sub for HB 4486 Repeal of Estate/Death Tax Bill Passed - House (62 - 45) 3/22 MS SB 2310 Food and Tobacco Taxes Veto Override Failed - Senate (28 - 22) 3/22 MI HB 5743 Repeal the Single Business Tax Bill Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17) 3/22 KS HCR 5032 Legislative Appropriations Joint Resolution Failed - House (66 - 58) 3/21 SD SB 210 2006-2007 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 4) 3/21 SD SB 210 2006-2007 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (63 - 3) 3/20 ID S 1393 Biodegradable Fuel Bill Failed - Senate (11 - 23) 3/20 NJ A 2813 New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13) 3/16 NJ A 2813 New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Bill Passed - House (48 - 28) 3/16 KS SB 587 Gambling Expansion Bill Failed - Senate (16 - 20) 3/16 ID H 609 Motor Vehicle Special License Plate Program Bill Failed - Senate (17 - 18) 3/16 MI HB 5743 Repeal the Single Business Tax Bill Bill Passed - House (63 - 42) 3/15 IA H-8178 Preschool Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (46 - 51) 3/15 IA H-8172 Teacher Salary Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (46 - 51) 3/15 MD Amendment 503528 to SB 110 Funding to Family Planning Programs Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (18 - 29) 3/15 IA HF 2527 2006-2007 Education Budget Bill Passed - House (53 - 44) 3/14 IN HB 1099 Fireworks Sales, Regulations, Discharge, Public Safety Fees, and Injuries Conference Report Adopted - House (59 - 35) 3/14 IN HB 1008 Indiana Toll Road Conference Report Adopted - House (51 - 48) 3/14 IN HB 1008 Indiana Toll Road Conference Report Adopted - Senate (31 - 19) 3/14 IN HB 1099 Fireworks Sales, Regulations, Discharge, Public Safety Fees, and Injuries Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 16) 3/14 OK SB 2022 Income Tax Rate Adjustments Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 11) 3/13 MO CCS SCS HCS HB 1014 Budget Supplements Conference Report Adopted - House (92 - 63) 3/11 CA AB 134 Public Infrastructure Bond Bill Failed - Senate (24 - 12) 3/10 ID H 703 College Loan Program Bill Failed - House (27 - 38) 3/08 WA Sub SB 6386 2005-2007 Supplemental Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 19) 3/08 WA Sub SB 6386 2005-2007 Supplemental Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (55 - 43) 3/08 MS SB 2400 Salary Fixes for Certain Elected State and District Officials Bill Passed - House (78 - 40) 3/07 HI HB 3115 Gasoline Industry Controls Bill Passed - House (49 - 1) 3/07 HI SB 3102 Student to Teacher Ratio Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 2) 3/07 IA HF 2558 2006-2007 Department of Justice, Corrections, Public Defense, and Public Safety Budget Bill Passed - House (54 - 45) 3/07 HI SB 3195 Education Appropriation Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 3) 3/06 KS Amend HB 2573 Federal Income Tax Deduction from State Tax Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (45 - 70) 3/06 MS SB 3084 Food and Tobacco Taxes Conference Report Adopted - House (79 - 41) 3/06 IA HF 2540 2006-2007 Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Bill Passed - House (52 - 47) 3/06 AZ SB 1465 Income Tax Rates Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 13) 3/03 MS SB 3084 Food and Tobacco Taxes Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 19) 3/03 AK CSSB 112 Rural Education Tax Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 8) 3/02 AZ HB 2064 English Language Learners Conference Report Adopted - Senate (16 - 13) 3/02 IN HB 1099 Fireworks Sales, Regulations, Discharge, Public Safety Fees, and Injuries Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18) 3/02 AZ SB 1325 Public Funds; Abortion; Prohibition Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 12) 3/01 UT 3SHB 109 Food Tax Cut Concurrence Vote Passed - House (47 - 23) 3/01 VA HB 568 Flat Tax on Communication Services Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11) 3/01 UT 3SHB 109 Food Tax Cut Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 5) 2/28 ID H 485 Public Infrastructure Improvement Districts (PIDS) Bill Failed - House (30 - 39) 2/28 OK SCS SB 1993 Financial Aid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 10) 2/27 AZ HB 2064 English Language Learners Conference Report Adopted - House (31 - 27) 2/27 ID H 609 Motor Vehicle Special License Plate Program Bill Passed - House (42 - 25) 2/24 MS SB 3084 Food and Tobacco Taxes Bill Passed - House (87 - 34) 2/23 MO HCS HB 1014 Budget Supplements Bill Passed - House (102 - 49) 2/23 WY HB 54 Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Failed - House (26 - 33) 2/23 KY HCS HB 338 Affordable Housing Trust Fund Bill Bill Passed - House (83 - 15) 2/23 AL SB 31 Alcohol Tax Bill Failed - Senate (11 - 14) 2/22 UT 1SHB 181 Education Reform Bill Bill Passed - House (44 - 31) 2/22 MS HB 1638 Funding for Wireless Communications and Cooperative Data Systems Bill Passed - House (80 - 42) 2/21 MS SB 3084 Food and Tobacco Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17) 2/15 KS Sub HB 2525 Taxation Bill Passed - House (106 - 15) 2/15 MI SB 839 Reduce Amount of Auto Sales Tax Going to Comprehensive Transportation Fund Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11) 2/15 MI Sub for HB 5498 Horse Racing Industry Development Funds Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16) 2/15 KS HB 2619 Property Taxes Bill Passed - House (108 - 14) 2/09 MS HB 1115 Tobacco Settlement Payments Bill Passed - House (71 - 47) 2/09 MS HB 638 Executive Branch Salaries Bill Passed - House (64 - 55) 2/09 WA 3rd Sub HB 1484 Taxation for School Funding Bill Passed - House (50 - 48) 2/08 CO Amendment Transportation Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (29 - 36) 2/08 SC H 4449 Sales and Property Taxes Bill Passed - House (86 - 31) 2/07 MI Sub for HB 5498 Horse Racing Industry Development Funds Bill Passed - House (59 - 46) 2/02 MS SB 2604 Mississippi Adequate Education Program Revisions Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 15) 2/01 MS SB 2602 Mississippi Education Reform Act Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19) 1/31 IA HF 2045 Senior Citizen Tax Revision Bill Passed - House (81 - 18) 1/30 IN SB 354 Forestry Classifications Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 20) 1/26 UT HB 109 Sales and Use Tax on Food Bill Passed - House (57 - 17) 1/26 VA HB 568 Flat Tax on Communication Services Bill Passed - House (62 - 35) 1/26 AZ HB 2661 State Employees; Pay Increase Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 2) 1/25 MI SB 957 Single Tax Credit: Alternative Tax Rate and Percentage Reduction in Liability Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 14) 1/25 AZ HB 2661 State Employees; Pay Increase Bill Passed - House (42 - 15) 1/24 MI SB 957 Single Tax Credit: Alternative Tax Rate and Percentage Reduction in Liability Bill Passed - House (65 - 40) 1/19 MI SB 957 Single Tax Credit: Alternative Tax Rate and Percentage Reduction in Liability Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15) 1/17 SC H 3702 School Transportation Bill Passed - House (58 - 47) 1/11 MS SB 2310 Food and Tobacco Taxes Bill Passed - House (90 - 30) 1/06 MS SB 2310 Food and Tobacco Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 15) 1/05 NJ S 2907 Reimbursement for Contaminated Sites Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15) 1/05 NJ S 1412 Development Subsidies Application and Reporting Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15) 1/05 MS HB 206 Bonds for Economic Development Bill Passed - House (77 - 40)

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

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The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.