Key Votes

2010 All Labor Unions Key Votes

State
Keyword Search
12/08 NA S 3991 Allowing Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (55 - 43) 11/15 PA HB 2497 Amends State Employee Pension System Concurrence Vote Passed - House (165 - 31) 10/14 PA HB 2497 Amends State Employee Pension System Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 8) 9/23 MI SB 1226 State Retirement Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 14) 9/23 MI SB 1226 State Retirement Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (60 - 45) 7/14 MO HB 1 Public Retirement Systems Conference Report Adopted - House (84 - 53) 7/14 MO HB 1 Public Retirement Systems Conference Report Adopted - Senate (25 - 5) 7/01 CA SB 1121 Overtime Wages for Agricultural Workers Bill Passed - House (47 - 28) 7/01 NY A10163 Establishing the Wage Theft Prevention Act Bill Passed - House (88 - 49) 6/29 MO HB 1 Public Retirement Systems Bill Passed - House (92 - 54) 6/21 CT HB 5207 Criminal Background Checks for State Employees Veto Override Passed - Senate (31 - 5) 6/21 CT HB 5207 Criminal Background Checks for State Employees Veto Override Passed - House (120 - 19) 6/20 LA HB 519 Limiting "Retire-Rehire" Benefits in Public Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - House (71 - 19) 6/16 PA HB 2497 Amends State Employee Pension System Bill Passed - House (192 - 6) 6/09 NH Amdt 2408 Insurance Premium Amendments Amendment Rejected - House (130 - 220) 6/08 PA HB 1502 Verification of Employee Eligibility Bill Passed - House (188 - 6) 6/03 OH Wachtmann Amdt Authorizes Funding for the Workers' Compensation Council Amendment Tabled - House (53 - 44) 6/03 CA SB 1121 Overtime Wages for Agricultural Workers Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12) 6/01 NY S 2311D Labor Standards for Domestic Workers Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 28) 5/27 LA HB 1033 Evaluation and Assessment Programs Concurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 23) 5/26 LA HB 1033 Evaluation and Assessment Programs Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 17) 5/26 LA Amdt 4002 Requires Department of Education Employees Evaluation Amendment Adopted - Senate (20 - 19) 5/26 MA H 4703 Sentencing Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (139 - 17) 5/25 IL SB 3514 Amending State Pension Laws and Limiting Pension Appropriations Bill Passed - House (71 - 44) 5/25 LA SB 293 Establishes and Implements an Agency Attrition Analysis Process Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13) 5/17 NY S 7846 Emergency Appropriations Bill Passed - House (92 - 50) 5/17 NY S 7846 Emergency Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 29) 5/17 LA HB 1478 Unpaid holidays for state employees Bill Failed - House (23 - 68) 5/12 CO SB 191 Education Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 8) 5/12 CO HB 1409 State Employee Compensation Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (35 - 27) 5/12 CO SB 191 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (36 - 29) 5/12 CO HB 1409 State Employee Compensation Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13) 5/11 CO SB 12 Increasing Penalties for Worker's Compensation Violations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 12) 5/10 CO SB 12 Increasing Penalties for Worker's Compensation Violations Bill Passed - House (37 - 27) 5/10 NY S 7777 Emergency Appropriations Bill Passed - House (83 - 56) 5/10 NY S 7777 Emergency Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 29) 5/10 LA HB 1033 Evaluation and Assessment Programs Bill Passed - House (68 - 26) 4/30 CO SB 191 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14) 4/22 WI SB 437 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (50 - 47) 4/20 MO SB 714 State Employee Retirement System Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 5) 4/19 LA HB 224 Withholding Pension Benefits from Incarcerated Public Employees Bill Failed - House (42 - 56) 4/14 MI SB 1226 State Retirement Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16) 4/12 MD HB 465 Establishes Collective Bargaining Procedures for Certain Child Care Providers Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 18) 4/12 MD HB 465 Establishes Collective Bargaining Procedures for Certain Child Care Providers Conference Report Adopted - House (100 - 39) 4/12 MD SB 590 Establishes a Public School Labor Relations Board Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 12) 4/12 MD SB 789 Requires Shift Breaks for Certain Employees Bill Passed - House (94 - 45) 4/09 MD SB 590 Establishes a Public School Labor Relations Board Bill Passed - House (103 - 35) 4/09 FL SB 6 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (64 - 55) 4/09 NE LB 780 PTSD Workers' Compensation Benefits for First Responders Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 5) 4/06 NE Amdt 2455 Limiting First Responder PTSD Benefits to 26 Weeks Amendment Rejected - Senate (12 - 30) 4/06 NE Amdt 2454 Limiting First Responder PTSD Death Benefits to 1 Year Amendment Rejected - Senate (17 - 27) 4/05 CO SB 133 Income Tax Credit Incentive for Colorado Businesses Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 16) 4/05 CO SB 133 Income Tax Credit Incentive for Colorado Businesses Bill Failed - Senate (17 - 17) 4/02 WA SB 6503 State Employee Furlough Plan Bill Passed - House (50 - 38) 4/01 MD SB 789 Requires Shift Breaks for Certain Employees Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 18) 3/29 IA SF 2389 Iowa Jobs II Program and Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 17) 3/29 IA SF 2389 Iowa Jobs II Program and Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (52 - 47) 3/26 ME LD 1552 Repealing Maine Tree Growth Program Eligibility for Use of "Bonded Laborers" Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 68) 3/26 ME LD 1552 Repealing Maine Tree Growth Program Eligibility for Use of "Bonded Laborers" Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 13) 3/25 KY SB 178 Closed-Session School Superintendent Evaluations Bill Passed - House (67 - 29) 3/24 FL SB 6 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17) 3/23 KY HB 239 School Principal Selection Process Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14) 3/18 IA HF 2518 Retirement Contribution Rate Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 16) 3/17 IA HF 2518 Retirement Contribution Rate Amendments Bill Passed - House (53 - 43) 3/11 MN HF 2700 Omnibus Bonding and Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House (89 - 44) 3/11 MN HF 2700 Omnibus Bonding and Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate (49 - 17) 3/10 SC H 3305 Requiring Secret Ballot Elections Concurrence Vote Passed - House (106 - 12) 3/10 SC H 3305 Requiring Secret Ballot Elections Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 9) 3/09 VA SB 66 Prohibiting Sexual Orientation Discrimination in State Government Employment Motion Agreed - House (55 - 42) 3/09 OK SB 1973 Worker's Compensation Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 18) 3/08 SD SB 18 Restrictions on Retirement for Rehired Public Employees Bill Passed - House (55 - 13) 3/02 WY HB 93 Increasing Penalties for Workplace Safety Violations Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 15) 3/01 UT SB 43 Retirement System Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 8) 3/01 MN SF 2168 General Assistance Medical Care Program Modifications Veto Override Failed - House (86 - 47) 3/01 UT SB 63 Retirement System Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (18 - 8) 2/26 WY SF 72 Increasing State Employee Contribution to State Retirement System Bill Passed - House (37 - 21) 2/26 UT SB 63 Retirement System Amendments Bill Passed - House (46 - 26) 2/26 UT SB 43 Retirement System Amendments Bill Passed - House (55 - 20) 2/25 MN SF 2168 General Assistance Medical Care Program Modifications Veto Override Passed - Senate (45 - 21) 2/24 IN SB 23 Unemployment Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (82 - 17) 2/22 WY HB 93 Increasing Penalties for Workplace Safety Violations Bill Passed - House (54 - 3) 2/18 NM SB 112 Authorizing Severance Tax Bonds and Allocating Proceeds Bill Passed - House (37 - 31) 2/16 CO SB 1 Public Employee Retirement Association Amendments Bill Passed - House (36 - 29) 2/16 NM HB 231 Authorizing Education Retirement Board Pension Disclosure Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 18) 2/12 NM SB 112 Authorizing Severance Tax Bonds and Allocating Proceeds Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 17) 2/09 NA PN 1351-111 Craig Becker, Member of the National Labor Relations Board Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 33) 2/09 WA SB 6382 Extending State Employee Salary Freeze Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 15) 2/09 MN SF 2360 Construction Projects Authorizations and Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 14) 2/08 VA SB 239 Unemployment Benefit Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 9) 2/08 VA SB 66 Prohibiting Sexual Orientation Discrimination in State Government Employment Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 17) 2/08 UT HB 18 Expanding Unemployment Insurance Eligibility Bill Passed - House (46 - 28) 2/08 NM HB 17 Prohibiting Domestic Violence Offenders from Being Peace Officers Bill Passed - House (48 - 19) 2/04 IA SF 2062 State Worker Retirement Incentive Program Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (41 - 6) 2/01 CO SB 1 Public Employee Retirement Association Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10) 1/27 SD SB 18 Restrictions on Retirement for Rehired Public Employees Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10) 1/20 WA HB 2561 Energy Efficiency Improvement Bonds Bill Passed - House (57 - 41) 1/13 IL SB 315 Teacher Evaluation Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (48 - 4) 1/12 IL SB 315 Teacher Evaluation Amendments Bill Passed - House (74 - 37) 1/12 IN SB 23 Unemployment Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 17)

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.