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2006 All Education Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Aug. 21, 2006 CA SB 1437 Prohibiting Discriminatory Content in Public School Curriculum Bill Passed - House (47 - 31)
July 20, 2006 NC HB 2699 Early Childhood Vision Care Program Concurrence Vote Passed - House (88 - 15)
July 19, 2006 NC HB 2699 Early Childhood Vision Care Program Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 11)
June 19, 2006 RI Article 24 to H 7120 Sub A Article 24 Relating to Tuition Tax Credits Motion Agreed - House (62 - 8)
June 19, 2006 RI LCO # 2161/3 to H 7120 Sub A Education Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (23 - 47)
June 19, 2006 RI LCO # 2167/2 Tax Credits for Contributions to Scholarship Programs Amendment Rejected - House (32 - 39)
June 14, 2006 PA HB 39 Property Taxes (Special Session) Conference Report Adopted - House (137 - 61)
June 14, 2006 LA SB 284 Driver License Requirements for Minors Bill Failed - House (42 - 48)
June 8, 2006 MI Sub for SB 861 Michigan Merit Award Scholarship Act Bill Passed - House (61 - 40)
May 30, 2006 CA SB 1383 Cal Grant Eligibility Without Passing High School Exit Exam Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
May 25, 2006 OH Sub HB 184 U.S. and Ohio Mottos in Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - House (82 - 13)
May 24, 2006 OH SCS HCS HB 115 Educational Regional Service System Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 4)
May 23, 2006 MI Sub for SB 861 Michigan Merit Award Scholarship Act Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 11)
May 20, 2006 MN SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Conference Report Adopted - Senate (43 - 24)
May 20, 2006 MN SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Conference Report Adopted - House (96 - 37)
May 15, 2006 TX HB 2 Property Tax Reduction Conference Report Adopted - House (89 - 56)
May 15, 2006 MN SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Bill Passed - House (101 - 31)
May 11, 2006 CA SB 1437 Sexual Diversity Content in Public School Curriculums Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
May 10, 2006 TX F 4 Cigarette Tax Revenue Allocation Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (10 - 20)
May 10, 2006 TX F 3 Cigarette Tax Revenue Allocation Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (12 - 18)
May 10, 2006 SC H 4932 South Carolina Child Development Education Two-Year Pilot Program Bill Passed - House (85 - 18)
May 9, 2006 KS SB 549 2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009 Department of Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 18)
May 9, 2006 KS SB 549 2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009 Department of Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (66 - 54)
May 9, 2006 AK SCS CS HB 334 Additional Religious Property Tax Exemption Concurrence Vote Passed - House (26 - 13)
May 9, 2006 MN SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 32)
May 9, 2006 TX CSHB 2 Property Tax Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
May 7, 2006 AK SCS CS HB 334 Additional Religious Property Tax Exemption Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 6)
May 5, 2006 VT H 865 Non-Discrimination Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - House (88 - 47)
May 5, 2006 CA AB 127 Kindergarten-University Public Education Bond Act of 2006 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (58 - 12)
May 5, 2006 CO HB 1283 Required School Expenditures Act Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
May 4, 2006 CA AB 127 Kindergarten-University Public Education Bond Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
May 4, 2006 NH HB 76 Charter School Aid Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 8)
May 3, 2006 IA HF 2540 2006-2007 Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (62 - 32)
May 3, 2006 IA HF 2540 2006-2007 Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (47 - 2)
May 2, 2006 PA HB 39 Property Taxes (Special Session) Conference Report Adopted - Senate (40 - 9)
May 2, 2006 FL HJR 447 Classroom Size Requirements and 65 Percent of School Funding for Classroom Instruction Amendment Adopted - House (74 - 40)
May 1, 2006 FL CS for CS for CS for SJR 2170 School Vouchers Constitutional Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (23 - 16)
May 1, 2006 MO SCS HCS HB 1022 State College and University Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10)
April 28, 2006 ME LD 1381 Teacher Minimum Salary Increase Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (18 - 16)
April 28, 2006 FL CS for SJR 1150 65 Percent Funding, Class Size, Classroom Instruction Amendment Rejected - Senate (20 - 20)
April 28, 2006 ME LD 1381 Teacher Minimum Salary Increase Bill Passed - House (76 - 68)
April 28, 2006 CO HB 1283 Required School Expenditures Act Bill Passed - House (34 - 31)
April 27, 2006 MA C Amdt "H" Local Education Funding Study Bill Amendment Adopted - House (144 - 13)
April 27, 2006 KS SCS SB 584 School Finance Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16)
April 27, 2006 CT Sub SB 373 Healthy Food and Beverages In Schools Bill Passed - House (76 - 71)
April 27, 2006 MO SCS HB 1865 Access Missouri Scholarship Program Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 4)
April 25, 2006 MO HCS HB 1022 State College and University Appropriations Bill Passed - House (109 - 47)
April 24, 2006 MO HA 1 Education Loans Amendment Rejected - House (47 - 107)
April 24, 2006 TX HB 2 Property Tax Reduction Bill Passed - House (82 - 66)
April 24, 2006 OK SCS HCS HB 2608 End-of-Instruction Tests Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 12)
April 21, 2006 AR SB 16 Science Specialist Program Funding Line Item Veto Veto Override Passed - House (71 - 13)
April 20, 2006 OR SB 5644 Social Services and Education Funding Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 7)
April 20, 2006 OR SB 1106 Property Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 8)
April 20, 2006 CT Sub SB 373 Healthy Food and Beverages In Schools Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 8)
April 20, 2006 OR SB 5644 Social Services and Education Funding Bill Passed - House (57 - 3)
April 20, 2006 AK CSSB 235 Public School Performance Incentive Program Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 7)
April 20, 2006 MO HB 1864 College Admission of Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (119 - 30)
April 20, 2006 OR SB 1106 Property Taxes Bill Passed - House (36 - 24)
April 20, 2006 OR HB 3510 Lottery Revenue to Department of Education Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 4)
April 20, 2006 OR HB 3510 Lottery Revenue to Department of Education Bill Passed - House (57 - 3)
April 19, 2006 VA HB 493 High School Baccalaureate Ceremonies Veto Override Failed - House (60 - 36)
April 17, 2006 CO HB 1375 Public School Finance Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 4)
April 13, 2006 NE LB 239 In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 16)
April 13, 2006 NE LB 239 In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 18)
April 13, 2006 NE LB 1024 School Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 16)
April 13, 2006 MO HB 1865 Access Missouri Scholarship Program Bill Passed - House (84 - 71)
April 12, 2006 OK HB 2177 Higher Education Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 10)
April 12, 2006 MN SF 1459 School District Employees Statewide Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 27)
April 12, 2006 DE SB 251 Full-Day Kindergarten Act Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 2)
April 12, 2006 NH SB 268 High School Dropout Age Bill Failed - House (134 - 219)
April 12, 2006 NE LR 449 Impeachment of C. David Hergert Resolution Passed - Senate (25 - 22)
April 11, 2006 VA Amdt Item 135-4h Direct Aid To Public Education Amendment Adopted - House (59 - 34)
April 10, 2006 MD HB 1215 School Closure Regulations Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
April 8, 2006 MD HB 1215 School Closure Regulations Veto Override Passed - House (97 - 42)
April 7, 2006 AR SB 27 Educational Adequacy Act of 2006 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 5)
April 7, 2006 AR SB 24 Additional Education Funding Act Bill Passed - House (83 - 8)
April 7, 2006 AR SB 27 Educational Adequacy Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (79 - 17)
April 7, 2006 AR SB 21 Education Funding Bill Passed - House (82 - 13)
April 6, 2006 FL A 990264 Education Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (34 - 81)
April 6, 2006 FL A 990269 Teacher Salary Increase Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (37 - 72)
April 6, 2006 NE AM 3142 Redistricting of Omaha Public Schools Amendment Adopted - Senate (33 - 6)
April 6, 2006 IL SB 3053 Bond Authorization Bill Failed - Senate (32 - 26)
April 6, 2006 MO HJR 39 Prayer in Public Schools Joint Resolution Passed - House (134 - 19)
April 6, 2006 AR SB 18 Property Tax Interest Bill Failed - House (46 - 46)
April 6, 2006 IL SB 668 Funding for Schools, Universities, and Roads Bill Failed - Senate (32 - 26)
April 5, 2006 NE LB 1060 2005-2007 Biennium Budget Veto Override Failed - Senate (14 - 24)
April 5, 2006 ID H 876 Property Tax Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (44 - 26)
April 5, 2006 CO HB 1375 Public School Finance Act Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
April 5, 2006 OK SB 1792 Achieving Classroom Excellence Steering Committee Bill Passed - House (54 - 42)
March 30, 2006 ME LD 1640 Charter School Pilot Program Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 63)
March 30, 2006 KS Sub HB 2986 School Finance Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 25)
March 30, 2006 KS SB 501 School Funding Bill Failed - Senate (20 - 20)
March 29, 2006 AL Executive Amendment 84452-1 to HB 272 Educational Funds Amendment Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 38)
March 28, 2006 NE LB 1060 2005-2007 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 7)
March 28, 2006 ID H 630 School Grounds - Violence Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 4)
March 28, 2006 OH HB 530 Budget Correction Bill Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 3)
March 27, 2006 ME LD 1640 Charter School Pilot Program "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 16)
March 27, 2006 MN HF 2680 Teacher Training Program for Qualified Professionals Provided Bill Failed - House (62 - 70)
March 24, 2006 MD SB 293 Public Charter School Program Reform Bill Bill Failed - Senate (23 - 24)
March 24, 2006 KS Sub HB 2986 School Finance Bill Passed - House (64 - 61)
March 24, 2006 CO HB 1056 Vending Machines Requirements for Schools Bill Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
March 23, 2006 FL HB 205 Prohibition of Certain Financial Assistance to International Students Bill Passed - House (96 - 23)
March 23, 2006 ID H 743 School Facilities Improvement Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
March 23, 2006 MI HB 5606 New Graduation Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 1)
March 22, 2006 MS SB 2310 Food and Tobacco Taxes Veto Override Failed - Senate (28 - 22)
March 22, 2006 NH SB 268 High School Dropout Age Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 7)
March 21, 2006 KS SB 139 Math and Science Academy Bill Passed - House (76 - 48)
March 21, 2006 IA HF 2709 School Year Minimum Hours Requirement Bill Passed - House (55 - 44)
March 20, 2006 ID H 768 Public Charter Schools Bill Failed - House (18 - 46)
March 16, 2006 National S Con Res 83 2007 Budget Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 49)
March 16, 2006 KS SB 587 Gambling Expansion Bill Failed - Senate (16 - 20)
March 15, 2006 IA H-8172 Teacher Salary Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (46 - 51)
March 15, 2006 IA H-8178 Preschool Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (46 - 51)
March 15, 2006 IA HF 2527 2006-2007 Education Budget Bill Passed - House (53 - 44)
March 15, 2006 OK SB 1372 Issuing Temporary Teacher Licenses Bill Failed - Senate (22 - 23)
March 14, 2006 OK HB 2540 Alternative Teacher Certification Bill Passed - House (51 - 46)
March 14, 2006 OK HCS HB 2608 End-of-Instruction Tests Bill Passed - House (54 - 43)
March 14, 2006 OK HCS HB 3119 Voter ID, Repealing Tuition Assistance, and Reporting of Illegal Immigrants Bill Passed - House (63 - 24)
March 13, 2006 OK SB 1387 Physical Education Instruction Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 9)
March 10, 2006 CO Amendment L.004 Balanced Teaching Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (14 - 20)
March 10, 2006 ID H 703 College Loan Program Bill Failed - House (27 - 38)
March 10, 2006 ID H 751 Math & Science Teacher Loan Program Bill Bill Failed - House (31 - 34)
March 7, 2006 KS Amend HB 2615 In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (63 - 58)
March 7, 2006 ME LD 1798 Standardized Testing Concurrence Vote Passed - House (73 - 68)
March 7, 2006 WI SB 618 School Voucher Program Expansion Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 35)
March 7, 2006 HI SB 3102 Student to Teacher Ratio Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 2)
March 7, 2006 OK SB 1387 Physical Education Instruction Requirements Bill Failed - Senate (23 - 24)
March 7, 2006 OK HCS HB 2138 Release From School to Attend Religious Instruction Bill Passed - House (70 - 25)
March 7, 2006 HI SB 3195 Education Appropriation Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 3)
March 6, 2006 OK SB 1792 Achieving Classroom Excellence Steering Committee Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 15)
March 6, 2006 IA HF 2540 2006-2007 Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Bill Passed - House (52 - 47)
March 6, 2006 ID H 630 School Grounds - Violence Bill Passed - House (49 - 12)
March 3, 2006 WI SB 618 School Voucher Program Expansion Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 13)
March 3, 2006 AK CSSB 112 Rural Education Tax Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 8)
March 3, 2006 ID S 1382 Idaho Mathematics, Science and Engineering Scholarship Act Bill Failed - Senate (17 - 18)
March 2, 2006 AZ HB 2064 English Language Learners Conference Report Adopted - Senate (16 - 13)
March 2, 2006 MI HB 5606 New Graduation Requirements Bill Passed - House (70 - 31)
March 2, 2006 OK HB 2107 Science Instruction Bill Passed - House (77 - 10)
Feb. 28, 2006 OK SCS SB 1993 Financial Aid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 10)
Feb. 28, 2006 CO HB 1289 Colorado Student Assessment Program Penalty Removal Bill Passed - House (37 - 28)
Feb. 28, 2006 IN SB 111 Student Nutrition and Physical Activity Bill Passed - House (72 - 24)
Feb. 27, 2006 AZ HB 2064 English Language Learners Conference Report Adopted - House (31 - 27)
Feb. 27, 2006 ID H 624 School Property Disposal Bill Passed - House (48 - 18)
Feb. 27, 2006 UT 3SSB 96 Origin of Species Curriculum Requirement Bill Bill Failed - House (28 - 46)
Feb. 24, 2006 WY SF 87 Board of Education Membership Expansion Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12)
Feb. 23, 2006 UT 1SSB 97 Student Organizations Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 11)
Feb. 22, 2006 UT 1SHB 181 Education Reform Bill Bill Passed - House (44 - 31)
Feb. 21, 2006 MI HB 4278 Community Service Graduation Requirement Bill Passed - House (60 - 43)
Feb. 21, 2006 SD HB 1235 Compulsory High School Education Age to 18 Bill Failed - Senate (11 - 23)
Feb. 21, 2006 MS HB 1643 Food and Tobacco Taxes Bill Passed - House (94 - 28)
Feb. 21, 2006 IN HB 1006 Allocation of School Resources for Homeless Students Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 15)
Feb. 20, 2006 VA HB 968 Membership of the Board of Correctional Education Bill Failed - Senate (20 - 20)
Feb. 20, 2006 CO SB 66 Employee Leave for Academic Activities Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
Feb. 20, 2006 UT 1SHB 107 Full-Day Kindergarten Bill Passed - House (43 - 29)
Feb. 16, 2006 GA HCS SB 390 Classroom First Act for Georgia Bill Passed - House (102 - 70)
Feb. 15, 2006 KY HB 394 School Traffic Signal Bill Bill Passed - House (68 - 29)
Feb. 14, 2006 VA Sub SB 677 In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 3)
Feb. 10, 2006 SD HB 1235 Compulsory High School Education Age to 18 Bill Passed - House (51 - 14)
Feb. 10, 2006 WA Sub SB 6475 Certificate of Academic Achievement Alternative Methods Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 10)
Feb. 9, 2006 WA 3rd Sub HB 1484 Taxation for School Funding Bill Passed - House (50 - 48)
Feb. 9, 2006 SD HB 1194 Contraceptive Distribution at Public Schools Bill Passed - House (51 - 17)
Feb. 9, 2006 SD HB 1234 Mandatory Kindergarten Bill Passed - House (52 - 15)
Feb. 8, 2006 ME LD 1798 Standardized Testing "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 16)
Feb. 7, 2006 SD H Amdt 1194rf Penalties for School Employees for Dispensing Contraceptives Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (37 - 33)
Feb. 7, 2006 SD HB 1217 Abstinence-Only Sex Education Bill Passed - House (46 - 24)
Feb. 6, 2006 MS SB 2119 School Board Elections, Superintendent Appointments, and Consolidation Issues Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 20)
Feb. 2, 2006 IN HB 1006 Allocation of School Resources for Homeless Students Bill Passed - House (56 - 40)
Feb. 2, 2006 VA HB 1050 In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (76 - 23)
Feb. 2, 2006 VA Sub HB 262 College Admission for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (67 - 33)
Feb. 2, 2006 MS SB 2604 Mississippi Adequate Education Program Revisions Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 15)
Feb. 2, 2006 IN HB 1240 Statewide Testing Review and ISTEP Bill Passed - House (52 - 47)
Feb. 1, 2006 CO HB 1056 Vending Machines Requirements for Schools Bill Bill Passed - House (36 - 28)
Feb. 1, 2006 MS SB 2602 Mississippi Education Reform Act Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19)
Jan. 31, 2006 GA SB 390 Classroom First for Georgia Act Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 18)
Jan. 24, 2006 AZ HB 2002 English Language Learners; Structured English Immersion Models; Budget Requests Bill Passed - House (33 - 23)
Jan. 24, 2006 IN SB 60 Public School Transfer Program Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
Jan. 24, 2006 AZ HB 2002 English Language Learners; Structured English Immersion Models; Budget Requests Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 14)
Jan. 23, 2006 UT SB 96 Origin of Species Curriculum Requirement Bill Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 12)
Jan. 19, 2006 IN SB 111 Student Nutrition and Physical Activity Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 7)
Jan. 17, 2006 SC H 3702 School Transportation Bill Passed - House (58 - 47)
Jan. 11, 2006 MA H 1230 In State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Failed - House (57 - 96)
Jan. 11, 2006 MS SB 2310 Food and Tobacco Taxes Bill Passed - House (90 - 30)
Jan. 6, 2006 MS SB 2310 Food and Tobacco Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 15)

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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