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Key Votes

2007 All Education Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Dec. 13, 2007 MI HB 5375 Promise Zones Bill Passed - House (71 - 34)
Nov. 20, 2007 MI HB 5408 Michigan Business Tax Surcharge Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 16)
Nov. 19, 2007 MD HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (100 - 33)
Nov. 19, 2007 MD HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 13)
Nov. 14, 2007 National HR 1429 Head Start Act of 2007 Conference Report Adopted - House (381 - 36)
Nov. 13, 2007 MD HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (103 - 36)
Nov. 8, 2007 MI HB 5408 Michigan Business Tax Surcharge Bill Passed - House (58 - 48)
Nov. 8, 2007 WI SB 299 School Tax Credit Formula Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
Oct. 30, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4346 2007-2008 Department of Education Funding Conference Report Adopted - House (93 - 16)
Oct. 30, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4359 2007-2008 Public School Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (104 - 5)
Oct. 30, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4360 2007-2008 Community College and Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 2)
Oct. 29, 2007 MI SB 231 2007-2008 Department of Art, History, and Library Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 2)
Oct. 29, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4360 2007-2008 Community College and Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (95 - 14)
Oct. 29, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4350 2007-2008 Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (87 - 22)
Oct. 29, 2007 MI SB 231 2007-2008 Department of Art, History, and Library Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (102 - 7)
Oct. 23, 2007 WI AS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (60 - 39)
Oct. 23, 2007 WI AS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 15)
Oct. 11, 2007 IL SB 1463 Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Veto Override Passed - House (74 - 37)
Oct. 3, 2007 IL SB 1463 Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Veto Override Passed - Senate (42 - 9)
Oct. 1, 2007 MI H Sub for S Sub SB 546 Public School Employee Retirement Benefits Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Oct. 1, 2007 MI H Sub for Sub SB 547 Public School Employee Retirement Plan Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
Oct. 1, 2007 MI H Sub for Sub SB 547 Public School Employee Retirement Plan Bill Passed - House (56 - 53)
Oct. 1, 2007 MI H Sub for S Sub SB 546 Public School Employee Retirement Benefits Bill Passed - House (65 - 44)
Sept. 23, 2007 MI Sub SB 237 2007-2008 Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
Sept. 18, 2007 IL HB 2035 Gaming Expansion to Fund Infrastructure and Social Programs Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 15)
Sept. 18, 2007 WI AB 506 2007-2009 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - House (70 - 27)
Aug. 23, 2007 MI Sub HB 4351 2007-2008 Research University Funding Bill Passed - House (57 - 52)
Aug. 23, 2007 MI Sub HB 4350 Higher Education Appropriations Bill Passed - House (59 - 50)
July 23, 2007 NC HB 1269 North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Grant Repeal Bill Passed - House (80 - 28)
July 10, 2007 WI AS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (51 - 44)
June 28, 2007 SC H 3124 Open Enrollment and School Choice Veto Override Failed - House (60 - 52)
June 27, 2007 NH HB 927 Adequate Education Definition Conference Report Adopted - Senate (15 - 9)
June 27, 2007 NH HB 1 208-2009 Operating Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (211 - 146)
June 27, 2007 NH HB 927 Adequate Education Definition Conference Report Adopted - House (205 - 115)
June 26, 2007 MI Sub for SB 547 Public School Employee Retirement Plan Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 17)
June 26, 2007 WI SS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
June 22, 2007 NH HB 1 208-2009 Operating Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (16 - 8)
June 21, 2007 NJ S 3000 2007-2008 Budget Bill Passed - House (50 - 30)
June 21, 2007 NJ S 3000 2007-2008 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
June 20, 2007 SC H 3124 Open Enrollment and School Choice Conference Report Adopted - House (62 - 49)
June 19, 2007 AZ HB 2781 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House (38 - 21)
June 19, 2007 OH HB 119 2008-2009 Budget Concurrence Vote Failed - House (46 - 53)
June 19, 2007 DE HA 4 Amdt HA 4: Amendment to "Child's Victim Act" Regarding State Immunity Bill Failed - House (17 - 24)
June 18, 2007 AZ HB 2781 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 5)
June 14, 2007 NH CACR 19 Constitutional Amendment Regarding Education Resolution Failed - Senate (14 - 10)
June 14, 2007 OR HB 2637 Cyberbullying Ban Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 7)
June 11, 2007 OR SB 392 Mandatory School Age Bill Failed - House (22 - 33)
June 7, 2007 CA SB 606 'No Child Left Behind' Implementation Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 15)
June 6, 2007 ME HCA T Education Reform and School Consolidation Amendment Adopted - House (114 - 27)
June 6, 2007 NH HB 927 Adequate Education Definition Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 10)
June 6, 2007 NH SB 18 Raising the Compulsory School Age Bill Passed - House (201 - 156)
June 4, 2007 NC CS HB 1473 2007-2008 Operating Budget Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 47)
June 1, 2007 CT HB 5656 Immigrants and Postsecondary Education Act Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
May 31, 2007 SC H 3124 Open Enrollment and Optional Programs Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 10)
May 31, 2007 NE LB 653 Standard Academic Testing Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 13)
May 30, 2007 SC Amendment No. P-2B State Scholarships for Private Schools Amendment Tabled - Senate (29 - 15)
May 26, 2007 TX CSHB 3678 Religious Expression at Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - House (107 - 28)
May 25, 2007 OR HB 2650 School Food Nutritional Standards Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 5)
May 24, 2007 NE LB 641 School Property Tax and Learning Communities Bill Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14)
May 23, 2007 TX CSHB 3678 Religious Expression at Schools Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 3)
May 22, 2007 AZ HB 2781 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (31 - 29)
May 19, 2007 MN HF 464 School District Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 16)
May 17, 2007 CT HB 5656 Immigrants and Postsecondary Education Act Bill Passed - House (76 - 67)
May 17, 2007 MN HF 464 School District Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - House (81 - 52)
May 16, 2007 MN SF 653 Resident Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 20)
May 16, 2007 WI AB 30 Felon Employment in Educational Agencies Bill Passed - House (64 - 29)
May 15, 2007 CT Sub HB 7350 In-School Suspensions Concurrence Vote Passed - House (111 - 29)
May 9, 2007 CT Sub HB 7350 In-School Suspensions Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
May 8, 2007 MN SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (44 - 21)
May 8, 2007 MN SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (86 - 46)
May 7, 2007 MO SS6 SCS SB 389 Higher Education Bill Passed - House (91 - 64)
May 4, 2007 MN SF 646 Cyber-Bullying Bill Passed - House (96 - 35)
May 2, 2007 FL CS SB 1710 State University Tuition Increase Bill Passed - House (79 - 37)
May 1, 2007 CO SB 199 Education Funding and Property Tax Freeze Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (19 - 15)
May 1, 2007 CO HB 1301 Cervical Cancer Immunization Act Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
May 1, 2007 TX CSHB 3678 Religious Expression at Schools Bill Passed - House (121 - 10)
April 30, 2007 KS Sub HB 2237 Maintenance for State Colleges and Universities Conference Report Adopted - House (102 - 20)
April 30, 2007 KS Sub HB 2237 Maintenance for State Colleges and Universities Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 8)
April 30, 2007 FL HB 7145 Private School Scholarship Program Expansion Act Bill Passed - House (84 - 34)
April 27, 2007 CO SB 199 Education Funding and Property Tax Freeze Bill Passed - House (41 - 20)
April 27, 2007 FL CS SB 1710 State University Tuition Increase Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
April 27, 2007 IA HF 920 Univeristy Capital Improvement Bonds Bill Passed - House (51 - 44)
April 27, 2007 IA HF 920 Univeristy Capital Improvement Bonds Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 10)
April 25, 2007 IA SF 588 2008-2009 Education Budget Bill Passed - House (56 - 40)
April 25, 2007 FL CS HB 7189 Kidcare Eligibility Expansion Bill Passed - House (98 - 14)
April 24, 2007 NV SB 52 Governor Guinn Millennium Teaching Scholarship Program Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 7)
April 24, 2007 NV SB 415 Undocumented Students and State Financial Aid Act Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 4)
April 23, 2007 IA SF 277 Teacher Pay and Incentive Programs Conference Report Adopted - House (93 - 3)
April 20, 2007 ND SB 2046 Teachers’ Retirement Fund Conference Report Adopted - House (57 - 27)
April 19, 2007 MN H Amendment Resident Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Amendment Rejected - House (61 - 71)
April 19, 2007 IA SF 277 Teacher Pay and Incentive Programs Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 14)
April 19, 2007 MN SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - House (95 - 37)
April 18, 2007 ND SB 2032 Property Tax Reduction Bill Passed - House (61 - 33)
April 18, 2007 IA SF 588 2008-2009 Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 7)
April 18, 2007 IA HF 877 Statewide Preschool Program Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 14)
April 16, 2007 IA SF 277 Teacher Pay and Incentive Programs Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (43 - 7)
April 12, 2007 NH CACR 18 Adequate Education Funding Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 9)
April 11, 2007 NH HB 1 208-2009 Operating Budget Bill Passed - House (208 - 158)
April 11, 2007 WA Sub SB 5297 Sexual Health Education Bill Passed - House (63 - 34)
April 10, 2007 IA HF 611 Research-Based Sex Education Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19)
April 9, 2007 ND HB 1320 Prekindergarten Aid Bill Failed - Senate (23 - 22)
April 5, 2007 IA SF 277 Teacher Pay and Incentive Programs Bill Passed - House (90 - 7)
April 3, 2007 OR HB 2650 School Food Nutritional Standards Bill Passed - House (46 - 11)
March 31, 2007 MN SF 1611 Income Tax Increase and Education Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 29)
March 30, 2007 ND SB 2200 Revisions in School Funding Bill Passed - House (62 - 25)
March 29, 2007 SC Amendment No. 5 School Vouchers, Administer PACT to Transfer Students Amendment Tabled - House (62 - 56)
March 29, 2007 SC Amendment No. 8 School Tuition Tax Credit Amendment Tabled - House (70 - 49)
March 29, 2007 TX F 64 Pay Raise for Public School Employees Amendment Adopted - House (90 - 56)
March 29, 2007 IL HB 414 Community College Student Housing Bill Passed - House (82 - 32)
March 29, 2007 SC H 3124 Open Enrollment and Optional Programs Bill Passed - House (69 - 53)
March 29, 2007 IA HF 611 Research-Based Sex Education Bill Passed - House (55 - 40)
March 28, 2007 MN SF 276 School District Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 23)
March 28, 2007 MI Sub HB 4162 Anti School Bullying Act Bill Passed - House (59 - 50)
March 28, 2007 IA HF 877 Statewide Preschool Program Bill Passed - House (56 - 43)
March 28, 2007 MI HB 4091 Anti-Bullying Bill Bill Passed - House (66 - 43)
March 27, 2007 NH HB 927 Adequate Education Definition Bill Passed - House (226 - 132)
March 23, 2007 MD HB 6 Resident Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (81 - 57)
March 22, 2007 ND SB 2347 In-State Tuition Grants Bill Failed - House (28 - 65)
March 22, 2007 MN SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 2)
March 20, 2007 ND SB 2309 High School Graduation Requirements Bill Passed - House (59 - 32)
March 15, 2007 NH SB 18 Raising the Compulsory School Age Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 7)
March 14, 2007 MD Amendment 643129/1 2008 Budget Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (29 - 110)
March 14, 2007 TX CSHB 1098 Ban on HPV Vaccine Requirement Bill Passed - House (118 - 23)
March 11, 2007 NM SB 1174 HPV Vaccine Requirement for Sixth Graders Bill Passed - House (49 - 16)
March 7, 2007 KY SB 1 Replacing Student Testing System Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
March 7, 2007 WA Sub SB 5297 Sexual Health Education Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19)
March 5, 2007 NM SB 1174 HPV Vaccine Requirement for Sixth Graders Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 3)
March 5, 2007 ID HCR 18 Early Childhood Learning Standards Resolution Failed - House (27 - 43)
March 1, 2007 SD HB 1082 School District Consolidation Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
March 1, 2007 MO HB 269 College Admission of Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (120 - 35)
Feb. 28, 2007 SD SB 95 Control of Technical Institutes Bill Passed - House (50 - 19)
Feb. 28, 2007 CO HB 1292 Sex Education Curriculum Bill Passed - House (39 - 26)
Feb. 28, 2007 SD SB 199 Mandatory School Attendance Bill Passed - House (46 - 23)
Feb. 26, 2007 WY HB 95 Quality Childcare Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 12)
Feb. 26, 2007 SD HB 1139 Tobacco Tax Funds Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
Feb. 22, 2007 IA SF 61 Harassment In Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 42)
Feb. 22, 2007 IN SB 567 Full-Day Kindergarten Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12)
Feb. 22, 2007 KY HCS HB 345 HPV Immunizations Bill Passed - House (59 - 39)
Feb. 21, 2007 UT 4SHB 236 Student Clubs Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (41 - 29)
Feb. 20, 2007 WY 1SHB 97 Hathaway Scholarship Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 5)
Feb. 20, 2007 AZ SB 1180 No Child Left Behind Opt-Out Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11)
Feb. 20, 2007 SD HB 1082 School District Consolidation Bill Passed - House (37 - 33)
Feb. 19, 2007 UT 4SHB 236 Student Clubs Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 8)
Feb. 19, 2007 AZ SB 1180 No Child Left Behind Opt-Out Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 14)
Feb. 16, 2007 KY SCS SB 1 Advanced Placement Incentives Program Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
Feb. 16, 2007 VA Sub SB 1204 In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (81 - 16)
Feb. 16, 2007 KY SCS SB 2 Bonuses for Science and Math Teachers Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 7)
Feb. 15, 2007 MS HB 247 Cigarette Excise Tax Increase and Food Sales Tax Decrease Bill Passed - House (91 - 27)
Feb. 15, 2007 SD SB 157 Teacher Compensation Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 5)
Feb. 14, 2007 ND SB 2032 Property Tax Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 22)
Feb. 14, 2007 ND SB 2347 In-State Tuition Grants Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 7)
Feb. 13, 2007 IA SF 61 Harassment In Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (36 - 14)
Feb. 13, 2007 IN HB 1304 Disclosure of Academic Standards Bill Passed - House (63 - 32)
Feb. 12, 2007 SD SB 199 Mandatory School Attendance Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
Feb. 12, 2007 IN SB 327 HPV Immunization Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 5)
Feb. 9, 2007 UT HB 148 Parent Choice in Education Act Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 10)
Feb. 8, 2007 MS HB 1144 Out-of-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (84 - 33)
Feb. 7, 2007 IA SF 61 Harassment In Schools Bill Passed - House (62 - 37)
Feb. 7, 2007 SD HB 1139 Tobacco Tax Funds Bill Passed - House (60 - 10)
Feb. 5, 2007 VA Sub HB 2035 HPV Vaccination Bill Passed - House (80 - 17)
Feb. 2, 2007 WY HB 95 Quality Childcare Bill Passed - House (42 - 17)
Feb. 2, 2007 UT HB 148 Parent Choice in Education Act Bill Passed - House (38 - 37)
Feb. 2, 2007 ND HB 1521 Freezing College Tuition Bill Failed - House (37 - 52)
Feb. 1, 2007 VA Sub HB 2623 Denying In-State Tuition to Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (74 - 23)
Jan. 31, 2007 UT HB 224 Repeal of Exemptions from Nonresident Tuition Motion Rejected - House (36 - 38)
Jan. 31, 2007 GA SCS SB 10 Special Needs Scholarship Act Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 23)
Jan. 31, 2007 ND HB 1177 School District Salary Cap Exemptions Bill Passed - House (73 - 17)
Jan. 30, 2007 VA Sub HB 1727 Participation in School Clubs Bill Passed - House (82 - 15)
Jan. 30, 2007 IA SF 61 Harassment In Schools Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 14)
Jan. 29, 2007 AR HB 1173 Reversal of the BMI Report Card Requirement Bill Passed - House (71 - 26)
Jan. 23, 2007 VA SB 1204 In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 8)
Jan. 22, 2007 CO SB 26 Funding Full-Day Kindergarten Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
Jan. 19, 2007 WY HB 97 Hathaway Scholarship Eligibility Bill Passed - House (56 - 4)
Jan. 17, 2007 National HR 5 College Student Relief Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (356 - 71)
Jan. 16, 2007 ND HB 1029 Local Sales Tax Restrictions Bill Passed - House (64 - 28)

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