Key Votes

2007 All Housing and Property Key Votes

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11/29 WA Sub SB 6178 Property Tax Deferral Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 21) 11/29 WA Sub SB 6178 Property Tax Deferral Bill Passed - House (55 - 39) 11/29 WA HB 2416 Adjusting the Property Tax Cap Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 9) 11/29 WA HB 2416 Adjusting the Property Tax Cap Bill Passed - House (86 - 8) 11/19 MD HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (100 - 33) 11/19 MD HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 13) 11/15 NA HR 3915 Mortgage Reform and Anti-Subprime Lending Act Bill Passed - House (291 - 127) 11/13 MD HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (103 - 36) 11/08 NA HR 3355 Homeowners' Catastrophic Insurance Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (258 - 155) 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) 10/12 IL HB 664 Homeowner Tax Exemption Veto Override Passed - Senate (55 - 1) 10/10 NA HR 2895 National Affordable Housing Trust Fund Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (264 - 148) 10/04 NA HR 3648 Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (386 - 27) 10/03 IL HB 664 Homeowner Tax Exemption Veto Override Passed - House (92 - 19) 9/18 NA HR 1852 Expanding American Homeownership Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (348 - 72) 8/04 NA HR 3221 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (241 - 172) 7/12 NA HR 1851 Section 8 Voucher Adjustments Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (333 - 83) 6/27 OH SB 7 Eminent Domain Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 3) 6/27 OH SB 7 Eminent Domain Bill Bill Passed - House (71 - 27) 6/27 OH SJR 1 Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment Ballot Bill Bill Failed - House (56 - 42) 6/27 MI Sub HB 4463 Public Use of Road Ends on Waterways Bill Passed - House (61 - 48) 6/25 LA HB 678 Insurance Funds Program Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13) 6/21 ME LD 1925 Tax Cuts Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (7 - 28) 6/21 NJ S 3000 2007-2008 Budget Bill Passed - House (50 - 30) 6/21 NJ S 3000 2007-2008 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15) 6/20 PA HB 1200 Alternative Energy Incentives Bill Passed - House (128 - 70) 6/14 FL SJR 4B Property Tax Amendments Joint Resolution Passed - House (74 - 43) 6/14 FL SJR 4B Property Tax Amendments Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (25 - 12) 6/13 ME LD 1925 Tax Cuts Bill Passed - House (87 - 49) 6/06 CA AB 1470 Solar Water Heating and Efficiency Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (44 - 34) 6/06 CA AB 70 Government Flood Liability Bill Passed - House (44 - 33) 6/05 CA AB 35 Sustainable Government Building Standards Bill Passed - House (46 - 33) 6/04 OR HB 2760 Annexation of Unincorporated Land Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 4) 6/02 CT Sub SB 167 Restricting Eminent Domain Concurrence Vote Passed - House (132 - 7) 5/31 CT Sub SB 167 Restricting Eminent Domain Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 3) 5/31 OH SJR 1 Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment Ballot Bill Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 11) 5/30 LA HB 486 Building Code Revision Bill Passed - House (89 - 13) 5/24 NC HB 878 Eminent Domain for Private Use Bill Passed - House (104 - 15) 5/17 LA HB 486 Building Code Revision Bill Failed - House (49 - 48) 5/16 NE LB 367 Tax Credits and Reductions Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 2) 5/02 MI Sub HB 4367 Michigan Business Tax Act Bill Passed - House (61 - 48) 5/01 CO SB 199 Education Funding and Property Tax Freeze Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (19 - 15) 5/01 FL CS HB 1277 Early Rental Termination Fee Act Bill Passed - House (101 - 14) 4/30 TX CSSB 987 Complex Loan Counseling Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 5) 4/27 CO SB 199 Education Funding and Property Tax Freeze Bill Passed - House (41 - 20) 4/25 IA SF 604 Commercial Residential Property Tax Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 22) 4/18 FL HJR 7089 Property Tax Reduction Amendment Resolution Passed - House (78 - 40) 4/12 NH SB 176 Children's Lead Poisoning Level Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 8) 4/11 IN HB 1478 Property Tax Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 5) 4/06 ND HB 1051 Property Tax Relief Bill Failed - Senate (20 - 27) 3/29 IL HB 414 Community College Student Housing Bill Passed - House (82 - 32) 3/24 MD HB 1220 Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Green Fund Bill Passed - House (96 - 41) 3/14 MI Sub HB 4441 Property Transfer Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (58 - 50) 3/14 MI Sub HB 4440 State Equalized Value Property Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (77 - 31) 2/27 WY SF 152 Methamphetamine Lab Decontamination Bill Failed - House (30 - 30) 2/14 ND HB 1449 Property Tax Relief Bill Failed - House (27 - 65) 2/12 GA HB 89 Concealed Weapons in Motor Vehicles Bill Passed - House (130 - 38) 2/05 NJ A 1 Property Tax Relief and Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10) 1/29 NJ A 1 Property Tax Relief and Appropriations Bill Passed - House (71 - 8)

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.