Key Votes

2006 All Transportation Key Votes

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9/13 NA S Amdt 4999 Security of Cargo Containers Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55) 8/31 CA SB 1613 Prohibition on Wireless Phone Use While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 16) 8/31 CA SB 1675 Renewable Diesel Fuel Requirements Bill Failed - House (33 - 40) 8/29 CA SB 1613 Prohibition on Wireless Phone Use While Driving Bill Passed - House (50 - 28) 8/24 CA AB 2108 Child Booster and Seat Belt Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House (47 - 28) 8/22 CA AB 2108 Child Booster and Seat Belt Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12) 7/12 NA S AMDT 4553 Rail and Transit Security Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate (50 - 50) 7/12 NA S AMDT 4587 Transit Security Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (50 - 50) 7/12 NC SB 1289 Cell Phone Use by Drivers Under 18 Prohibited Bill Passed - House (89 - 22) 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) 7/06 NC SB 774 Seat Belt Requirements Bill Passed - House (61 - 44) 6/28 PA HB 804 Handheld Cell Phone Ban While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 7) 6/16 LA SB 158 Speed Limit Bill Bill Failed - House (51 - 42) 6/14 MD SB 52 Maryland Transportation Authority Veto Override Passed - Senate (34 - 13) 6/14 MD SB 52 Maryland Transportation Authority Veto Override Passed - House (94 - 42) 6/14 SC H 3726 ATV Use Regulations Veto Override Failed - Senate (19 - 22) 6/14 SC H 3726 ATV Use Regulations Veto Override Passed - House (74 - 31) 6/14 NA HR 5576 Transportation, Treasury and Housing Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House (406 - 22) 6/14 LA SB 284 Driver License Requirements for Minors Bill Failed - House (42 - 48) 6/08 DE HB 191 Young Drivers’ Time Restrictions Bill Failed - House (10 - 26) 6/08 NC SB 1289 Cell Phone Use by Drivers Under 18 Prohibited Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 8) 6/07 MI Sub for SB 297 Motorcycle Helmets Bill Passed - House (66 - 37) 6/01 CA SB 1675 Renewable Diesel Fuel Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16) 6/01 CA SB 1160 Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15) 5/30 MI HB 6085 Disclosure of Citizenship on Driver's License Bill Passed - House (76 - 27) 5/25 CA AB 2108 Child Booster and Seat Belt Requirements Bill Passed - House (44 - 30) 5/24 OK SB 1337 Cities and Towns, Modifying Provisions For Clean Up of Agricultural Property. Bill Passed - House (60 - 41) 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 MA H 229 Primary Seat Belt Bill Bill Failed - House (76 - 80) 5/18 MA H 229 Primary Seat Belt Bill Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 15) 5/08 TX HB 4 Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Conference Report Adopted - House (86 - 47) 5/06 AK CSHB 471 Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority Concurrence Vote Passed - House (26 - 14) 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 1266 Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 1) 5/03 CO HB 1125 Seat Belt Enforcement Bill Bill Failed - House (32 - 32) 5/02 HI HB 3115 Gasoline Industry Controls Conference Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 3) 5/02 IL SB 2872 Local Government Facility Lease Act Bill Passed - House (65 - 46) 5/02 TX SCS HCS HB 4 Motor Vehicle Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10) 4/28 ME LD 1974 Supplemental Transportation Budget Bill Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - Senate (18 - 17) 4/27 VA SB 5013 Transportation Funding Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 4) 4/27 ME LD 1974 2006-2007 Supplemental Education Budget Bill Passed - House (82 - 63) 4/25 MI Sub H-1 Self Defense Bill/ Deadly Force Bill Bill Passed - House (90 - 16) 4/24 AK CSHB 471 Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 8) 4/24 TX CSHB 4 Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Bill Passed - House (80 - 67) 4/20 MN SF 1070 Seat Belt Law Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 20) 4/19 VA HB 673 Commonwealth Transportation Board Veto Override Failed - House (58 - 40) 4/19 VA Governor's Recommendation: DMV Voter Registration Requirements Amendment Rejected - House (27 - 70) 4/19 VA Governor's Recommendation: DMV Voter Registration Requirements Amendment Adopted - Senate (21 - 17) 4/19 TN SB 303 Driver's License Examination English Language Requirement Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14) 4/06 IL SB 3053 Bond Authorization Bill Failed - Senate (32 - 26) 4/06 MO HB 994 Motorcycle Helmet Requirements Bill Passed - House (95 - 59) 4/05 OK SB 1792 Achieving Classroom Excellence Steering Committee Bill Passed - House (54 - 42) 4/05 AK CSHB 471 Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority Bill Passed - House (28 - 7) 4/04 DE HB 37 Bans Open Containers of Alcoholic Beverages in Motor Vehicles Bill Passed - House (22 - 12) 3/31 KS SCS SB 253 Highway Advertising Regulation & Fees Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 3) 3/28 MI HB 5638 Midwest interstate Passenger Rail Compact Bill Passed - House (56 - 51) 3/28 DE HB 37 Bans Open Containers of Alcoholic Beverages in Motor Vehicles Bill Failed - House (24 - 13) 3/20 NJ A 2813 New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13) 3/20 ID S 1393 Biodegradable Fuel Bill Failed - Senate (11 - 23) 3/17 MI Sub for SB 297 Motorcycle Helmets Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13) 3/16 ID H 609 Motor Vehicle Special License Plate Program Bill Failed - Senate (17 - 18) 3/16 KY SB 56 Open Wine Container Bill Bill Passed - House (60 - 36) 3/16 NJ A 2813 New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Bill Passed - House (48 - 28) 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) 3/10 CO HB 1125 Seat Belt Enforcement Bill Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14) 3/09 WI ASA 3 Ethanol Bill Motion Agreed - Senate (17 - 15) 3/08 WY SF 36 Open Containers of Alcohol in Vehicles Bill Failed - House (30 - 29) 3/08 OK SB 1420 Oklahoma Mandatory Seat Belt Use Act Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 20) 3/08 KY HB 334 Helmet Requirement for ATV Drivers Under 16 Bill Passed - House (56 - 34) 3/07 HI HB 3115 Gasoline Industry Controls Bill Passed - House (49 - 1) 3/06 OK SB 1792 Achieving Classroom Excellence Steering Committee Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 15) 3/02 ID H 610 Highway Distribution Account Bill Failed - House (27 - 41) 2/27 ID H 609 Motor Vehicle Special License Plate Program Bill Passed - House (42 - 25) 2/23 KS HB 2732 Unattended and Unsupervised Children in Motor Vehicle Safety Act Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 18) 2/22 WY SF 36 Open Containers of Alcohol in Vehicles Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 5) 2/22 ID H 582 Breathalyzer Refusal Penalty Bill Passed - House (47 - 19) 2/21 IN HB 1006 Allocation of School Resources for Homeless Students Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 15) 2/16 KY HB 86 Primary Seat Belt Bill Bill Failed - House (49 - 48) 2/15 CO HB 1125 Seat Belt Enforcement Bill Bill Passed - House (33 - 32) 2/15 PA SB 1025 PA Clean Vehicles Program Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 20) 2/15 KY HB 394 School Traffic Signal Bill Bill Passed - House (68 - 29) 2/13 CO HB 1036 Auto Insurance Bill Bill Failed - House (32 - 33) 2/10 WA Sub HB 2738 Minimum Renewable Fuel Content Requirements Bill Passed - House (70 - 28) 2/08 CO Amendment Transportation Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (29 - 36) 2/08 AK SB 85 Off-Road Vehicle Use Near Dalton Highway Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 9) 2/02 IN HB 1006 Allocation of School Resources for Homeless Students Bill Passed - House (56 - 40) 1/31 IN SB 145 Vehicle Seizure and Driving While Intoxicated Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 16) 1/27 MS HB 409 Seat Belt Law Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 4) 1/26 RI H 6700 Sub A Driver Refusal of Chemical Tests Bill Passed - House (64 - 6) 1/24 IN SB 88 Seat Belt Requirement Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 21) 1/19 MA H 229 Primary Seat Belt Bill Bill Passed - House (76 - 74) 1/17 SC H 3702 School Transportation Bill Passed - House (58 - 47) 1/12 MS HB 409 Seat Belt Law Bill Passed - House (95 - 25)

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

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

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.