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2007 All Business and Consumers Key Votes

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12/05 MI HB 4163 Workplace Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (56 - 46) 12/01 MI HB 5408 Michigan Business Tax Surcharge Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 4) 12/01 MI HB 5408 Michigan Business Tax Surcharge Concurrence Vote Passed - House (66 - 42) 11/20 MI HB 5408 Michigan Business Tax Surcharge Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 16) 11/19 MD HB 5 Sales Tax Increase Concurrence Vote Passed - House (81 - 52) 11/19 MD HB 5 Sales Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 20) 11/16 AK SCS CSHB 2001 Oil and Gas Production Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - House (26 - 13) 11/16 AK SCS CSHB 2001 Oil and Gas Production Tax Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 5) 11/11 AK AM 1 Standard Deduction Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (21 - 19) 11/11 AK AM 8 Oil and Gas Production Tax Increase Amendment Adopted - House (26 - 14) 11/11 AK CSHB 2001 Oil and Gas Production Tax Bill Passed - House (27 - 13) 11/11 MD HB 5 Sales Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (80 - 56) 11/11 MD HB 2 Tax Reform Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (82 - 55) 11/08 MI HB 5408 Michigan Business Tax Surcharge Bill Passed - House (58 - 48) 11/07 MI Sub SB 838 Amending the Use Tax Act Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15) 10/31 HI SB 1 Superferry Environmental Assessment Bill Passed - House (39 - 11) 10/30 MI H Sub for Sub SB 222 2007-2008 Department of Agriculture Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (105 - 4) 10/30 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4354 2007-2008 Department of Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 6) 10/29 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4354 2007-2008 Department of Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (63 - 46) 10/29 MI H Sub for Sub SB 234 2007-2008 Department of Labor and Economic Growth Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (82 - 27) 10/29 MI H Sub for Sub SB 234 2007-2008 Department of Labor and Economic Growth Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (37 - 1) 10/29 HI SB 1 Superferry Environmental Assessment Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 5) 10/26 HI HFA 1 Expanding Superferry Environmental Restrictions Amendment Rejected - House (11 - 35) 10/26 HI HB 1 Superferry Environmental Assessment Bill Passed - House (37 - 9) 10/24 MI HB 5284 Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Michigan Insurance Regulation Bill Passed - House (84 - 22) 10/24 MI Sub HB 5282 Independent Health Benefit Plans Bill Passed - House (89 - 17) 10/23 WI AS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (60 - 39) 10/23 WI AS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 15) 10/15 WI SB 2 Transportation Funding Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14) 10/01 MI S Sub for Sub HB 5198 Consumption Tax on Services Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 19) 10/01 MI H Sub for Sub SB 547 Public School Employee Retirement Plan Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 17) 10/01 MI H Sub for Sub SB 547 Public School Employee Retirement Plan Bill Passed - House (56 - 53) 9/30 MI Sub SB 418 Public Employees Health Benefit Act Conference Report Adopted - House (56 - 53) 9/30 MI Sub SB 418 Public Employees Health Benefit Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 17) 9/30 MI S Sub for Sub HB 5198 Consumption Tax on Services Conference Report Adopted - House (56 - 53) 9/27 MA Koutoujian Amendment Expanding Pension Fund Divestment to Any State with a History of Genocide Amendment Rejected - House (53 - 101) 9/27 MA Jones Amendment Expanding Pension Fund Divestments to Any State Sponsor of Terrorism Amendment Rejected - House (32 - 124) 9/27 MA S 2255 State Pension Fund Divestment from Sudan Bill Passed - House (154 - 2) 9/18 IL HB 2035 Gaming Expansion to Fund Infrastructure and Social Programs Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 15) 9/07 NA HR 1908 Patent Reform Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (220 - 175) 9/05 CA AB 1155 Penalties for Healthcare Service Plan Underpayments or Failures to Pay Service Providers Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11) 9/04 MI Sub SB 418 Public Employees Health Benefit Act Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18) 8/29 MO SCS HCS HB 1 Economic Development Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 7) 8/24 KY HCS HB 1 Renewable Energy Tax Incentives Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 1) 8/23 MO HCS HB 1 Economic Development Bill Passed - House (129 - 20) 8/22 KY HCS HB 1 Renewable Energy Tax Incentives Bill Passed - House (87 - 10) 8/09 IL HB 556 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 24) 7/31 MA HB 2876 Sales Tax Holiday Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 4) 7/26 IL SB 1592 Electricity Relief and Regulation Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (40 - 13) 7/26 IL SB 1592 Electricity Relief and Regulation Bill Passed - House (80 - 33) 7/26 MA HB 2876 Sales Tax Holiday Bill Passed - House (145 - 8) 7/16 PA SB 246 Smoking Ban Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (13 - 36) 7/16 PA SB 246 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (141 - 62) 7/12 CA SB 180 Collective Bargaining Representation for Agricultural Workers Bill Passed - House (46 - 33) 7/10 WI AS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (51 - 44) 7/03 NC SCS HB 973 Mental Health Insurance Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 12) 6/29 DE SB 36 State Employee Collective Bargaining Bill Passed - House (26 - 10) 6/28 DE HA 1 Employee Paycheck Consent Amendment Rejected - House (15 - 23) 6/28 CA AB 1738 California Gaming Code Additions Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 6) 6/28 PA HB 1631 Funding for Local County Projects Bill Passed - House (121 - 77) 6/26 LA SB 223 Required Liability Insurance Increase Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 12) 6/26 WI SS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15) 6/26 MI Sub for SB 547 Public School Employee Retirement Plan Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 17) 6/26 PA SB 246 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 17) 6/26 DE HB 249 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (29 - 12) 6/25 PA A 2062 Exceptions to Clean Indoor Air Act Amendment Adopted - Senate (29 - 21) 6/25 LA HB 678 Insurance Funds Program Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13) 6/22 LA SB 223 Required Liability Insurance Increase Bill Passed - House (77 - 23) 6/21 ME LD 1925 Tax Cuts Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (7 - 28) 6/20 AZ SB 1552 Air Pollution Control Conference Report Adopted - House (47 - 8) 6/20 AZ HB 2779 Employment of Undocumented Immigrants Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 4) 6/20 AZ HB 2779 Employment of Undocumented Immigrants Conference Report Adopted - House (47 - 11) 6/20 PA HB 1200 Alternative Energy Incentives Bill Passed - House (128 - 70) 6/20 PA HB 1202 Clean Fuels and Energy Independence Act Bill Passed - House (138 - 60) 6/20 MI Sub for SB 447 Insurance for Water Pollution Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16) 6/20 MI Sub for SB 448 State Registration for CAFOs Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17) 6/19 RI LCO # 2572/2 to H5300A Privatization of State Services Repeal Amendment Rejected - Senate (9 - 24) 6/19 AZ SB 1552 Air Pollution Control Conference Report Adopted - Senate (23 - 3) 6/18 OR SB 571 Smoking Ban Expansion Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (18 - 12) 6/15 RI LCO # 1305/22 to H5300A Privatization of State Services Amendment Adopted - House (61 - 13) 6/15 OR SB 571 Smoking Ban Expansion Bill Passed - House (38 - 21) 6/14 DE SB 36 State Employee Collective Bargaining Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 6) 6/13 ME LD 1925 Tax Cuts Bill Passed - House (87 - 49) 6/12 OR HB 2967 Tobacco Tax Increase for Children’s Health Care Bill Failed - House (35 - 22) 6/11 NJ SS for S 1195 Requiring Pharmacists to Fill All Prescriptions Bill Passed - House (55 - 19) 6/07 NH HB 143 Damages in Civil Actions Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 11) 6/07 CA SB 456 Diacetyl Toxic Substance Ban Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 18) 6/07 CA AB 8 Expanding Subsidized Health Care Eligibility Bill Passed - House (47 - 32) 6/07 CA SB 48 Health Care Coverage and Cost Control Act Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 16) 6/06 CA AB 1470 Solar Water Heating and Efficiency Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (44 - 34) 6/06 CA SB 840 California Universal Healthcare Agency Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15) 6/06 CA SB 974 Shipping Fee Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12) 6/06 CA AB 493 New Car Purchases Fees and Rebates Bill Failed - House (35 - 35) 6/06 CA AB 70 Government Flood Liability Bill Passed - House (44 - 33) 6/05 CA AB 1108 Phthalates in Children Products Bill Passed - House (41 - 34) 6/05 CA AB 35 Sustainable Government Building Standards Bill Passed - House (46 - 33) 6/04 NC CS HB 1473 2007-2008 Operating Budget Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 47) 6/04 OR HB 2203 Expanding Payday and Title Loan Regulation Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10) 6/04 CA AB 514 Diacetyl Toxic Substance Ban Bill Passed - House (43 - 33) 6/04 TN SB 2326 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (59 - 35) 6/03 NV AB 595 Highway Funding Act Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 3) 6/02 CT HB 7432 Energy and Electricity Efficiency Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 3) 6/01 NV AB 595 Highway Funding Act Bill Passed - House (40 - 2) 6/01 CT HB 7032 State Job Retention Bill Passed - House (125 - 25) 6/01 CT HB 7432 Energy and Electricity Efficiency Bill Passed - House (128 - 19) 5/31 CA SB 120 Nutritional Information Posting Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 17) 5/31 TN SB 2326 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16) 5/31 CT Sub SB 847 Workers' Compensation Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15) 5/31 NH SB 42 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (224 - 117) 5/31 CT HB 7400 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 17) 5/30 LA HB 486 Building Code Revision Bill Passed - House (89 - 13) 5/30 CT HB 7400 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - House (90 - 58) 5/30 CT SB 1483 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 17) 5/29 NY A 7526 Ticket Resale Price Cap Removal Bill Passed - House (106 - 36) 5/29 LA SB 223 Required Liability Insurance Increase Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12) 5/25 NV SB 409 HPV Vaccine and Prostate Cancer Screening Coverage Act Bill Passed - House (36 - 6) 5/24 AL HB 112 Gill Net Fishing Ban Bill Passed - House (74 - 21) 5/24 TN SB 1325 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 5) 5/23 AZ HB 2779 Employment of Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 4) 5/23 OH Sub SB 125 "Instant Racing Systems" Act Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8) 5/22 OH Sub SB 16 Regulation of Sexually Oriented Business Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 8) 5/22 LA HB 484 Promotional Poker Tournaments Bill Passed - House (53 - 47) 5/22 NV AB 150 Methamphetamine Control Bill Bill Failed - House (27 - 14) 5/21 CA SB 180 Collective Bargaining Representation for Agricultural Workers Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15) 5/19 MN HF 464 School District Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 16) 5/17 MN HF 464 School District Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - House (81 - 52) 5/17 LA HB 486 Building Code Revision Bill Failed - House (49 - 48) 5/16 AK SCS CSHB 177 Alaska Gasline Inducement Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House (37 - 1) 5/16 OH Sub SB 16 Regulation of Sexually Oriented Business Bill Passed - House (73 - 24) 5/11 MN SF 238 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - Senate (43 - 21) 5/11 MN SF 238 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - House (81 - 48) 5/10 NH HB 790 Extending Medical Insurance Coverage for Dependents Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 10) 5/09 CT SB 1015 Trans Fat Ban Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10) 5/09 WI AB 260 Employment Discrimination Exception for Sexual or Violent Offenders Bill Passed - House (61 - 33) 5/04 TX CSHB 10 Tribal Casino Gaming Bill Failed - House (66 - 66) 5/03 FL CS HB 1047 Casino Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 9) 5/03 MI Sub for SB 94 Business and Economic Stimulus Tax Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 17) 5/03 MI Sub for SB 96 Industrial Personal Property Tax Exemption Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 17) 5/03 MI Sub HB 4047 Landfill Moratorium Bill Passed - House (85 - 24) 5/03 OR HB 2871 Consumer Finance Regulation Bill Passed - House (37 - 21) 5/03 MI Sub for SB 95 Business Income Tax Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 17) 5/02 NC HB 259 Smoking Ban Bill Failed - House (55 - 61) 5/02 MI Sub HB 4367 Michigan Business Tax Act Bill Passed - House (61 - 48) 5/02 TN HB 625 Tennessee Minimum Wage Act Bill Passed - House (59 - 37) 5/02 AL HB 507 Sunday Liquor Sales Bill Passed - House (59 - 28) 5/01 CO SB 25 Sexual Orientation Workplace Discrimination Bill Passed - House (44 - 18) 5/01 FL CS HB 1277 Early Rental Termination Fee Act Bill Passed - House (101 - 14) 5/01 IL SB 500 Smoke Free Illinois Act Bill Passed - House (73 - 42) 4/30 FL CS HB 1047 Casino Regulations Bill Passed - House (61 - 52) 4/30 TX CSSB 987 Complex Loan Counseling Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 5) 4/30 FL CS HB 1079 Funding for Professional Sports Franchise Facilities Bill Passed - House (74 - 41) 4/29 IN HB 1678 Employer Health Insurance Plans Conference Report Adopted - Senate (37 - 13) 4/29 IN HB 1678 Employer Health Insurance Plans Conference Report Adopted - House (70 - 29) 4/29 IN HB 1835 Slot Machines at Race Tracks Conference Report Adopted - Senate (33 - 17) 4/29 IN HB 1510 Charity Gambling and Illegal Gambling Enforcement Conference Report Adopted - House (53 - 43) 4/29 IN HB 1835 Slot Machines at Race Tracks Conference Report Adopted - House (54 - 45) 4/26 ME LD 805 Washington County Indian Casino Authorization Act Veto Override Failed - House (38 - 92) 4/26 MN SF 238 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (85 - 45) 4/26 FL CS HB 323 Baseball Stadium Funding Eligibility Bill Passed - House (86 - 24) 4/26 NH HB 514 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 5) 4/25 IA SF 604 Commercial Residential Property Tax Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 22) 4/24 ME LD 805 Washington County Indian Casino Authorization Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House (84 - 59) 4/24 NV AB 248 Regulation of Tip Sharing Agreements Bill Passed - House (32 - 10) 4/24 WI AB 205 Restrictions on Off-Reservation Native American Casinos Bill Passed - House (57 - 38) 4/23 NV SB 113 Prostate Cancer Screening Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10) 4/23 NV AB 494 Unemployment Compensation for Workers in a Lockout Bill Passed - House (28 - 14) 4/23 MN SF 875 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 23) 4/20 IL S. Amdt. 3: Electric Rates Freeze Amendment Adopted - Senate (33 - 24) 4/20 IL SB 1592 Electric Rates Freeze Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 20) 4/19 NV SB 409 HPV Vaccine Coverage Act Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 7) 4/18 IA SF 263 Land-Based Casinos Bill Passed - House (71 - 26) 4/17 MI Sub HB 4221 Landfill Fee Increase Bill Passed - House (56 - 53) 4/17 CO SB 25 Sexual Orientation Workplace Discrimination Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15) 4/12 WA Sub SB 6001 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Bill Passed - House (84 - 14) 4/11 IN HB 1510 Charity Gambling and Illegal Gambling Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 11) 4/11 ME LD 805 Washington County Indian Casino Authorization Act Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12) 4/10 SC S 332 Workers' Compensation Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 7) 4/09 MD HB 430 State Living Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (91 - 49) 4/09 AZ SB 1552 Air Pollution Control Bill Passed - House (35 - 21) 4/09 MD HB 430 State Living Wage Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 16) 4/06 MD HB 430 State Living Wage Bill Passed - House (88 - 50) 4/05 MD HB 359 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14) 4/05 AZ HB 2467 Proof of Residency for Business Licensing Bill Passed - House (31 - 22) 4/04 VA Governor's Recommendation: Restaurant Smoking Ban Amendment Rejected - House (40 - 59) 4/04 MD HB 131 Maryland Clean Cars Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 9) 4/04 NH HB 514 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House (286 - 69) 4/04 NH HB 254 Mandatory Employer Meetings Bill Passed - House (232 - 127) 4/03 MD SB 91 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (99 - 39) 4/03 WA HB 1024 Prohibition of PBDEs Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 8) 4/03 MT SB 558 Montana Electric and Gas Authority Act Bill Failed - Senate (25 - 25) 4/02 IN SB 9 Fireworks Regulations Bill Passed - House (69 - 27) 3/30 ND SB 2397 Oil Well Tax Cut Bill Passed - House (63 - 26) 3/29 IN HB 1835 Slot Machines at Race Tracks Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 21) 3/29 IL SB 500 Smoke Free Illinois Act Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 23) 3/28 KS SB 66 Kansas Expanded Lottery Act Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 18) 3/28 MN SF 276 School District Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 23) 3/28 AR SB 1004 Beer Tax Bill Passed - House (51 - 39) 3/28 ID H 121 Smoking Ban in Bowling Alleys Veto Override Passed - Senate (29 - 6) 3/28 ID H 121 Smoking Ban in Bowling Alleys Veto Override Passed - House (57 - 13) 3/27 NH HB 923 Dog Racing Prohibition "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - House (198 - 138) 3/27 GA HCS HB 163 Payday Loan Legalization and Regulation Bill Failed - House (82 - 77) 3/27 MN SF 238 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 24) 3/26 KS SB 66 Kansas Expanded Lottery Act Bill Passed - House (64 - 58) 3/26 MD SB 91 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 13) 3/26 CO HB 1269 Casino Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 16) 3/24 MD HB 359 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (98 - 40) 3/23 VT H. 353 Amending Unionization Requirements for State Employees Bill Passed - House (78 - 59) 3/22 MI SB 307 Service Providers Excise Tax Act Bill Failed - Senate (16 - 22) 3/22 AR SB 1004 Beer Tax Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7) 3/20 NV AJR 5 Lottery Constitutional Amendment Joint Resolution Passed - House (29 - 13) 3/19 IA HF 5 Maximum Title Loan Finance Charge Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 16) 3/15 OR HB 2707 Oregon Rainy Day Fund Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 8) 3/15 KS HB 2530 Physician Liability Exemption Bill Passed - House (109 - 14) 3/15 AZ HB 2779 Employment of Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (46 - 13) 3/13 OR SB 426 School Districts Insurance Pool Bill Passed - House (36 - 20) 3/13 OK SB 861 Sales Tax Holiday Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 5) 3/13 IA SF 128 Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (58 - 40) 3/13 ID H 121 Smoking Ban in Bowling Alleys Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 4) 3/09 ND SB 2417 Verifying Employee Work Status Bill Failed - House (18 - 70) 3/08 OR HB 2707 Oregon Rainy Day Fund Bill Passed - House (48 - 9) 3/08 IA SF 413 “Fair Share” Union Fees Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21) 3/07 IA SF 128 Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 14) 3/07 SC H 3505 Jasper County Port Authority Joint Resolution Passed - House (80 - 35) 3/02 SD SB 207 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House (62 - 8) 3/02 ND HCR 3052 In-State Lottery Joint Resolution Failed - House (14 - 75) 3/01 NM SB 324 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House (39 - 29) 2/28 WV Com Sub for Com Sub SB 337 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 6) 2/28 CO HB 1269 Casino Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (36 - 29) 2/27 IN SB 577 State Lottery Privatization Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 20) 2/23 IN HB 1835 Slot Machines at Race Tracks Bill Passed - House (54 - 39) 2/23 ID H 121 Smoking Ban in Bowling Alleys Bill Passed - House (48 - 17) 2/22 MI HB 4045 Retroactive Drug Manufacturer Liability Bill Passed - House (60 - 49) 2/22 MI HB 4044 Repealing Drug Company Liability Protection Bill Passed - House (70 - 39) 2/22 NH SB 42 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 7) 2/22 MI HB 4046 Pharmaceutical Company Liability Bill Passed - House (58 - 49) 2/21 NH HB 143 Damages in Civil Actions Bill Passed - House (202 - 150) 2/21 KY HCS HB 305 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House (89 - 10) 2/21 VA H Sub to Sub SB 1416 Regulation of Electric Utilities Bill Passed - House (82 - 16) 2/20 MD HB 131 Maryland Clean Cars Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (122 - 16) 2/19 MN SF 372 Legalization of Ticket Scalping Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 15) 2/16 WV Com Sub HB 2718 Racetrack Table Games Bill Passed - House (53 - 40) 2/16 WA HB 1024 Prohibition of PBDEs Bill Passed - House (71 - 24) 2/16 VA Sub SB 1014 Payday Lending Restrictions Bill Passed - House (72 - 27) 2/15 MS HB 247 Cigarette Excise Tax Increase and Food Sales Tax Decrease Bill Passed - House (91 - 27) 2/15 ND SB 2397 Oil Well Tax Cut Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 13) 2/14 CO HB 1011 Deadly Force in Self Defense Bill Passed - House (34 - 30) 2/14 SD SB 196 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17) 2/13 ND SB 2122 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Failed - Senate (20 - 26) 2/13 OR HB 2203 Expanding Payday and Title Loan Regulations Bill Passed - House (41 - 17) 2/12 SD SB 207 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6) 2/08 ND SB 2164 Public Smoking Ban Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 30) 2/08 SD SB 190 Liquor License Development Districts Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 20) 2/07 IN HB 1132 Notification of Plant Closure or Mass Layoff Bill Passed - House (51 - 49) 2/05 WY HB 128 Multi-State Lottery Bill Failed - House (27 - 31) 2/05 VA Sub SB 1327 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 8) 2/05 CO HB 1072 Termination of All-Union Agreements Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 15) 2/05 VA SB 1161 Virginia Smoke-Free Air Act Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 16) 2/02 NM SB 324 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 7) 2/01 IA HF 5 Maximum Title Loan Finance Charge Bill Passed - House (84 - 12) 1/30 IN HB 1027 Minimum Wage Increase and Estate/Death Tax Cut Bill Passed - House (71 - 29) 1/26 VA SB 1014 Payday Lending Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 2) 1/26 KS HB 2034 Increase in Electric and Gas Utility Rate Bill Passed - House (65 - 54) 1/22 FL CS HB 1A Hurricane Insurance Conference Report Adopted - Senate (40 - 0) 1/22 FL CS HB 1A Hurricane Insurance Conference Report Adopted - House (116 - 2) 1/22 CO HB 1072 Termination of All-Union Agreements Bill Passed - House (35 - 29) 1/09 MS HB 237 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House (68 - 50) 1/07 IL SB 1714 Competitive Electric Utilities Bill Passed - House (71 - 29)

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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:

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  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
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