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Key Votes

2006 All Employment and Affirmative Action Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Aug. 28, 2006 CA AB 2536 Overtime Pay for Personal Attendants Concurrence Vote Passed - House (47 - 31)
Aug. 23, 2006 CA AB 2536 Overtime Pay for Personal Attendants Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
Aug. 17, 2006 CA AB 2555 Wage Discrimination Penalties Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
Aug. 3, 2006 National HR 5970 Death/Estate Tax and Minimum Wage Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
July 29, 2006 National HR 5970 Death/Estate Tax and Minimum Wage Bill Bill Passed - House (230 - 180)
July 28, 2006 National HR 4 Pension Reform Bill Bill Passed - House (279 - 131)
June 30, 2006 PA SB 1090 Minimum Wage Bill Bill Passed - House (161 - 37)
June 22, 2006 PA SB 1090 Minimum Wage Bill Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 14)
June 21, 2006 National S Amdt 4376 Increasing Minimum Wage Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 53)
June 21, 2006 National S Amdt 4322 Minimum Wage Adjustment Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (52 - 46)
June 16, 2006 LA HB 194 Minimum Wage for State Employees Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 19)
June 16, 2006 LA SB 753 Hiring of Undocumented Immigrants Bill Bill Passed - House (91 - 5)
June 16, 2006 LA HB 194 Minimum Wage for State Employees Bill Failed - Senate (16 - 18)
June 15, 2006 DE HA 5 Minimum Wage Exception Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (16 - 24)
June 15, 2006 DE SB 62 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House (26 - 14)
June 8, 2006 LA HB 144 Equal Pay Bill Bill Failed - House (40 - 54)
June 6, 2006 LA HB 194 Minimum Wage for State Employees Bill Passed - House (66 - 35)
June 1, 2006 LA SB 753 Hiring of Undocumented Immigrants Bill Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
May 31, 2006 LA SB 700 Minimum Wage Bill Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18)
May 31, 2006 CA AB 2555 Wage Discrimination Penalties Bill Passed - House (48 - 32)
May 26, 2006 TN HB 3402 Tennessee Minimum Wage Act Bill Passed - House (52 - 43)
May 24, 2006 ME LD 1021 Police and Firefighter Insurance Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 13)
May 24, 2006 ME LD 1021 Police and Firefighter Insurance Bill Passed - House (72 - 71)
May 24, 2006 MA H 4988 Nurse Staffing Bill Bill Passed - House (133 - 20)
May 23, 2006 National S Amdt 4177 Employer Verification Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (59 - 39)
May 12, 2006 MO SS2 SCS HCS HB 1456 Unemployment Compensation Changes Bill Passed - House (90 - 65)
May 8, 2006 CO HB 1314 Prohibiting Forced Exposure to Employer’s Religious or Political Speech Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 16)
May 5, 2006 VT H 865 Non-Discrimination Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - House (88 - 47)
May 4, 2006 MA H 4479 Health Care Access & Affordability Bill Section 113 Veto Override Passed - Senate (31 - 9)
May 4, 2006 CO SB 81 Employment Nondiscrimination Expansion Bill Bill Passed - House (39 - 26)
May 3, 2006 MI Amend S5 to H-4 to SB 242 Detroit Zoo Authority Amendment Rejected - House (46 - 59)
April 25, 2006 MA H 4479 Health Care Access & Affordability Bill Section 112 Veto Override Passed - House (137 - 20)
April 20, 2006 CO SB 81 Employment Nondiscrimination Expansion Bill Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14)
April 13, 2006 CO HB 1314 Prohibiting Forced Exposure to Employer’s Religious or Political Speech Bill Passed - House (33 - 32)
April 10, 2006 MD HB 1035 Uninsured Employers' Fund -- Liability of Corporate Officers Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 18)
April 6, 2006 FL A 990269 Teacher Salary Increase Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (37 - 72)
April 4, 2006 MA H 4479 Health Care Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (154 - 2)
March 30, 2006 National H Amdt 772 Reverse the Raid on Student Aid Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (200 - 220)
March 29, 2006 ID H 814 Judge Salaries Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 4)
March 28, 2006 GA CCS SB 529 Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act Conference Report Adopted - House (119 - 49)
March 28, 2006 MD SB 297 Pharmacists Dispensing Emergency Contraception Bill Failed - Senate (23 - 24)
March 27, 2006 MD Amendment 3929 to SB 297 Prohibiting Requirement of Pharmacist to Dispense Emergency Contraception Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (17 - 28)
March 27, 2006 GA CCS SB 529 Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate (39 - 16)
March 27, 2006 ME LD 1926 Amending Work Place Smoking Laws Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 21)
March 25, 2006 MD HB 1035 Uninsured Employers' Fund -- Liability of Corporate Officers Bill Passed - House (90 - 45)
March 23, 2006 GA HCS SB 529 Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act Bill Passed - House (123 - 51)
March 22, 2006 ID H 814 Judge Salaries Bill Passed - House (41 - 27)
March 14, 2006 OK HB 2540 Alternative Teacher Certification Bill Passed - House (51 - 46)
March 14, 2006 MI SB 318 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House (73 - 34)
March 11, 2006 WV Com Sub HB 4023 Raising the Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (89 - 10)
March 9, 2006 NH HB 1492 Emergency Contraceptives and Pharmacists "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - House (215 - 106)
March 8, 2006 GA SCS SB 529 Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 13)
March 2, 2006 IN SB 117 Incentives to Reduce Employee Tobacco Use as Related to Health Benefits Bill Passed - House (51 - 47)
March 1, 2006 IL SB 1991 Minority and Female Investors in Casinos Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 23)
March 1, 2006 KY HB 399 Wage Discrimination Bill Bill Passed - House (72 - 22)
Feb. 14, 2006 VA Sub HB 1048 Employment of Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (77 - 22)
Feb. 14, 2006 ID S 1327 Background Checks for Adults Who Work With Children Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Feb. 13, 2006 WV SB 539 Mine Director Qualifications Bill Passed - House (56 - 39)
Feb. 9, 2006 WA 3rd Sub HB 1484 Taxation for School Funding Bill Passed - House (50 - 48)
Feb. 8, 2006 WV SB 539 Mine Director Qualifications Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 3)
Feb. 6, 2006 SD HB 1184 Medical Treatments that Violate Medical Workers Principles Bill Failed - House (34 - 35)
Jan. 26, 2006 AZ HB 2661 State Employees; Pay Increase Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 2)
Jan. 25, 2006 MS HB 123 Smoking Ban in Government Buildings Bill Passed - House (83 - 37)
Jan. 25, 2006 AZ HB 2661 State Employees; Pay Increase Bill Passed - House (42 - 15)
Jan. 5, 2006 NJ S 1412 Development Subsidies Application and Reporting Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. 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

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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