Key Votes

2011 All Business and Consumers Key Votes

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12/07 NA HR 10 Congressional Approval of Regulations Bill Passed - House (241 - 184) 12/02 NA HR 3010 Establishes Additional Requirements for Regulatory Agencies Bill Passed - House (253 - 167) 12/01 NA HR 527 Increases Requirements for Agencies that Promulgate Regulations Affecting Small Businesses Bill Passed - House (263 - 159) 11/29 IL HB 1883 Property Tax Amendments Concurrence Vote Failed - House (8 - 99) 11/29 IL HB 1883 Property Tax Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 18) 11/10 NA S J Res 6 Disapproval of FCC Regulation of Internet and Broadband Industry Motion Rejected - Senate (46 - 52) 11/03 NA H Amdt 853 Requires Crowdfunding Intermediaries to Disclose Methods of Compensation to Investors Amendment Rejected - House (189 - 234) 11/03 NA HR 2930 Authorizes Crowdfunding for Small Businesses Bill Passed - House (407 - 17) 10/27 WI SB 12 Limits Attorney Fees in Consumer Cases Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 15) 10/18 NA S Amdt 740 Repeals Funding for Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 55) 9/21 NA S Amdt 645 Repeals the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program for Firms Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 54) 9/08 NA HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (89 - 9) 9/08 CA ABX1 40 State Tax Code Restructuring Bill Passed - House (54 - 15) 9/06 CA AB 1319 Prohibiting the Use of BPA in Baby Products Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 27) 9/01 CA SB 469 Requirements for Expansion by Large Retailers Bill Passed - House (46 - 28) 8/30 CA AB 1319 Prohibiting the Use of BPA in Baby Products Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12) 6/23 NA HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (304 - 117) 6/22 NH HB 2 Recertification of Employer Retirement Contribution Rates Conference Report Adopted - House (259 - 119) 6/22 NH HB 2 Recertification of Employer Retirement Contribution Rates Conference Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 5) 6/20 NY A 6698A Freelance Wage Protection Bill Passed - House (84 - 58) 6/09 NA S Amdt 390 Amending Small Business Regulations Amendment Rejected - Senate (53 - 46) 6/08 NA S Amdt 392 Debit Card Transactions Amendment Rejected - Senate (54 - 45) 6/02 CA SB 568 Recycling Polystyrene Food Containers Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15) 5/31 IL HB 1698 Amends Workers' Compensation Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 43) 5/31 CA SB 469 Requirements for Expansion by Large Retailers Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14) 5/31 CA AB 155 Online Sale Taxes Bill Passed - House (52 - 20) 5/23 CA AB 1319 Prohibiting the Use of BPA in Baby Products Bill Passed - House (42 - 29) 5/12 MI HB 4362 Business Tax Reduction Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 51) 5/12 MI HB 4362 Business Tax Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10) 5/11 WI SB 13 Repealing Regulations for Telecommunications Services Bill Passed - House (80 - 13) 5/11 WI SB 13 Repealing Regulations for Telecommunications Services Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8) 5/06 FL HB 5007 Amends Business Regulations Conference Report Rejected - Senate (18 - 21) 5/06 FL HB 5007 Amends Business Regulations Conference Report Adopted - House (81 - 35) 4/27 SC Amendment No. 1 Distribution Facilities and the Sales Tax Amendment Rejected - House (47 - 71) 4/27 TX HB 2403 Internet Sales Tax Bill Passed - House (125 - 20) 4/26 GA HB 234 Reduces Sales Taxes for Tourism Projects Concurrence Vote Passed - House (90 - 73) 4/18 CO HB 1141 Reduces Business Taxes Bill Passed - House (34 - 31) 4/13 AZ SB 1593 Authorizing Out-of-State Insurance Policies in Arizona Bill Passed - House (37 - 21) 4/12 GA HB 234 Reduces Sales Taxes for Tourism Projects Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 10) 4/11 NY A 6130 Prohibiting Discrimination in Wages Based on Gender, Race or National Origin Bill Passed - House (93 - 53) 4/05 AZ HB 2619 Unemployment Security Special Assessment Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 8) 4/05 NA HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - Senate (87 - 12) 3/30 NH HB 580 Public Employee Retirement System Amendments Bill Passed - House (228 - 139) 3/26 MT SB 372 Business Equipment Tax Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 22) 3/15 IA SF 301 Low Interest Loans for Small Businesses Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24) 3/14 AZ SB 1322 Competition for City Services Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 10) 3/10 UT HB 317 Specifies that Gold and Silver Coins are Legal Tender in Utah Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 7) 3/10 GA HB 47 Ability to Purchase Insurance Out of State Bill Passed - House (111 - 47) 3/08 AZ SB 1363 Labor Organization Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9) 3/04 UT HB 317 Specifies that Gold and Silver Coins are Legal Tender in Utah Bill Passed - House (47 - 26) 3/03 NJ S 1216 Loans for Women and Minority-Owned Businesses Veto Override Failed - Senate (23 - 16) 3/03 NA HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House (314 - 112) 3/03 MO HB 61 Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (92 - 60) 2/28 AZ SB 1388 Regulation of Firework Sales Bill Failed - Senate (12 - 17) 2/16 AZ HB 2001 Tax Reductions for Businesses Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11) 2/16 AZ HB 2001 Tax Reductions for Businesses Bill Passed - House (39 - 21) 2/15 ND HB 1189 Corporate Income Tax Reductions Bill Passed - House (72 - 22) 2/08 MT HB 30 Health Care Sharing Ministries Bill Passed - House (68 - 32) 2/08 VA HB 2314 Education Improvement Scholarships Bill Passed - House (54 - 45) 2/07 AR HB 1013 Hiring of Unauthorized Workers Bill Passed - House (54 - 39) 2/02 WI SB 10 Wetland Regulations Bill Passed - House (56 - 35) 2/02 NA S Amdt 9 Repealing the IRS 1099 Provision from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Motion Agreed - Senate (81 - 17) 2/02 NA S Amdt 28 Repealing the IRS 1099 Provision from the Health Care Bill Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 54) 2/02 WI SB 10 Wetland Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 11) 1/27 AR SB 113 Prohibit Abortion Health Care Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8) 1/25 WI AB 3 Tax Incentives for Job Creation Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9) 1/25 WI AB 7 Small Business Tax Credit Bill Passed - House (60 - 33) 1/24 ND HB 1255 Lifting the Ban on Bottle Rocket Sales Bill Failed - House (39 - 52) 1/20 WI AB 3 Tax Incentives for Job Creation Bill Passed - House (82 - 12) 1/07 ND HB 1189 Corporate Income Tax Reductions

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.