Key Votes

2007 All Technology and Communication Key Votes

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11/15 NA HR 3773 Electronic Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Review Act Bill Passed - House (227 - 189) 10/16 NA HR 2102 Reporter's Source Confidentiality Guidelines Bill Passed - House (398 - 21) 8/30 CA SB 33 Underage Driver Cellphone Ban Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 14) 8/27 CA SB 33 Underage Driver Cellphone Ban Bill Passed - House (67 - 7) 8/04 NA S 1927 Foreign Intelligence Acquisition Bill Passed - House (227 - 183) 8/03 NA S 1927 Foreign Intelligence Acquisition Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 28) 6/20 OR SB 329 Oregon Health Fund Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 7) 6/18 OR SB 863 Regulating Automated Phone Calls Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 8) 6/14 OR HB 2637 Cyberbullying Ban Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 7) 6/04 OR HB 2203 Expanding Payday and Title Loan Regulation Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10) 5/21 LA Amdt B-138: Cellular Phone Use While Driving Amendment Adopted - House (72 - 23) 5/21 LA HB 99 Cellular Phone Use While Driving Bill Failed - House (43 - 48) 5/09 WI AB 207 Telecommunication Regulation Bill Passed - House (66 - 28) 5/04 MN SF 646 Cyber-Bullying Bill Passed - House (96 - 35) 5/02 IL HB 1727 Internet Screening in Public Libraries Bill Passed - House (63 - 51) 4/19 IA SF 596 Electronic Downloads Tax Creation and Regulation Adjustments for Cigarette Retailers Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20) 4/11 WA Sub SB 5037 Cell Phone Driving Ban Bill Passed - House (59 - 38) 4/09 WA HB 1528 Electronic Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17) 2/13 OR HB 2203 Expanding Payday and Title Loan Regulations Bill Passed - House (41 - 17)

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