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Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Sept. 13, 2006 National S Amdt 4936 National Security Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate (41 - 57)
Aug. 16, 2006 CA SCA 3 Redistricting Commission Resolution Passed - Senate (27 - 11)
July 25, 2006 NC HB 1323 Establishment of NC Innocence Inquiry Commission Conference Report Adopted - House (86 - 28)
June 28, 2006 PA A7999 to HB 1959 English as Official Language Amendment Adopted - House (122 - 70)
June 23, 2006 RI H 6885 International Trade Agreements Veto Override Passed - House (49 - 15)
June 23, 2006 RI H 6885 International Trade Agreements Veto Override Passed - Senate (26 - 4)
June 18, 2006 LA HCR 127 Louisiana Health Care Redesign Collaborative Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 32)
June 16, 2006 LA HB 194 Minimum Wage for State Employees Bill Failed - Senate (16 - 18)
June 16, 2006 LA HB 194 Minimum Wage for State Employees Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 19)
June 14, 2006 MD SB 52 Maryland Transportation Authority Veto Override Passed - House (94 - 42)
June 14, 2006 SC H 4410 Campaign Finance Reporting Requirements Bill Veto Override Failed - Senate (8 - 29)
June 14, 2006 SC H 4410 Campaign Finance Reporting Requirements Bill Veto Override Failed - House (73 - 40)
June 14, 2006 MD SB 52 Maryland Transportation Authority Veto Override Passed - Senate (34 - 13)
June 13, 2006 RI H 6874 Ballot Questions from Governor Veto Override Passed - Senate (28 - 9)
June 6, 2006 RI H 6874 Ballot Questions from Governor Veto Override Passed - House (50 - 23)
June 6, 2006 LA HB 194 Minimum Wage for State Employees Bill Passed - House (66 - 35)
May 31, 2006 LA HB 1108 Lower Ninth Ward Improvement Authority Bill Passed - House (60 - 39)
May 30, 2006 CA SB 1796 Overhaul Flood and Levee Board Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
May 27, 2006 TN SB 3178 State Legislator’s Pension Plan Conference Report Adopted - Senate (17 - 8)
May 27, 2006 TN SB 3178 State Legislator’s Pension Plan Conference Report Adopted - House (67 - 12)
May 26, 2006 TN HA 1609 to HB 1114 Primary Election Regulations Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (48 - 45)
May 25, 2006 OH HJR 13 Redistricting Commission Joint Resolution Failed - House (53 - 42)
May 25, 2006 OH HJR 13 Redistricting Commission Joint Resolution Failed - House (58 - 37)
May 22, 2006 ME LD 1481 Procedures for Citizen Proposed Initiatives Bill Passed - House (75 - 66)
May 22, 2006 ME LD 1481 Procedures for Citizen Proposed Initiatives Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
May 17, 2006 LA HB 853 Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment in State Government Bill Failed - House (38 - 58)
May 16, 2006 MI HB 5633 English as the Official Language Bill Bill Passed - House (73 - 32)
May 12, 2006 MO HJR 55 Salaries and State Pensions for Public Officials Concurrence Vote Passed - House (115 - 40)
May 11, 2006 MO SA 1 Restrictions on salaries and state pensions for public officials Amendment Adopted - Senate (18 - 16)
May 11, 2006 MO CCS SS HCS HB 1900 Campaign Finance and Lobbying Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 5)
May 11, 2006 MO CCS SS HCS HB 1900 Campaign Finance and Lobbying Conference Report Adopted - House (88 - 67)
May 11, 2006 MO HJR 55 Salaries and State Pensions for Public Officials Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
May 3, 2006 CO HB 1149 Increasing Lobbyist Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
May 2, 2006 WI SB 1 Ethics Bill Motion Rejected - House (45 - 51)
April 27, 2006 CT LCO # 4811 Chief Justice Powers Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (23 - 13)
April 27, 2006 MO HCS HB 1814 English as the State’s Official Language Bill Passed - House (122 - 30)
April 19, 2006 CO HB 1149 Increasing Lobbyist Regulations Bill Passed - House (43 - 21)
April 18, 2006 AL SB 446 Eminent Domain Conference Report Rejected - House (54 - 25)
April 6, 2006 AL SB 446 Eminent Domain Bill Passed - House (94 - 3)
March 31, 2006 MD SB 1075 Governor Cabinet Appointments Bill Passed - House (89 - 48)
March 29, 2006 AL SB 446 Eminent Domain Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
March 28, 2006 ME LD 1912 Maine House of Representative’s Age Requirement Resolution Failed - House (77 - 65)
March 24, 2006 MD SB 1075 Governor Cabinet Appointments Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 18)
March 22, 2006 KS HCR 5032 Legislative Appropriations Joint Resolution Failed - House (66 - 58)
March 21, 2006 OH HCR 36 Apportioning U.S. House Seats Resolution Passed - House (71 - 23)
March 21, 2006 ID H 823 State Affairs Building Code Board Bill Failed - House (33 - 36)
March 14, 2006 PA SB 862 State Gaming Bill Passed - House (180 - 20)
March 13, 2006 OK HB 2842 Medicaid Reform Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (81 - 17)
March 2, 2006 MI Sub for SB 1028 Changes to the Family Independent Agency Bill Passed - House (56 - 45)
March 1, 2006 CT HB 5684 State Contracting Bill Passed - House (76 - 61)
Feb. 14, 2006 MI Sub for SB 1028 Changes to the Family Independent Agency Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
Feb. 10, 2006 NM SB 294 Open Committee Meetings Bill Failed - Senate (16 - 22)
Jan. 31, 2006 GA SB 386 State Senatorial District Composition Bill Passed - House (100 - 69)
Jan. 25, 2006 MA S 1074 Disclosure of Religious Funds Bill Bill Failed - House (3 - 147)
Jan. 12, 2006 GA SB 386 State Senatorial District Composition Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 18)

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